Matthew Ryan Sisco

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Behavioral Data Scientist

I am a PhD fellow at Columbia University and a member of the Behavioral Science for Policy Lab at Princeton University. I work in the department of psychology and I am a data science IGERT fellow with the computer science department at Columbia. I am an affiliate scientist at the European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE). My interests are at the intersection of psychology and computer science. I work on developing computational methods for use in psychological research. I use data science methods to conduct psychological research and build data science tools. I often apply these tools to study environmental decisions and prosocial behavior.


Peer-reviewed Publications

Sisco, M.R., & Weber, E.U. (2019). Examining charitable giving in real-world online donations. Nature Communications, 10. [PDF]

Sisco, M.R., Bosetti, V. & Weber, E.U. (2017). When do weather events generate attention to climate change? Climatic Change, 143 (1-2), 227-241. doi:10.1007/s10584-017-1984-2. [PDF]

Gong, M., Lempert, R., Parker, A., Mayer, L. A., Fischbach, J., Sisco, M.R., Mao, Z., Krantz, D.H. & Kunreuther, H. (2017). Testing the scenario hypothesis: An experimental comparison of scenarios and forecasts for decision support in a complex decision environment. Environmental Modelling & Software, 91, 135-155. [PDF]

Papers Under Review

Emmerling, J., Navarro, P., & Sisco, M.R. (2019). Subjective well-being - empirical determinants and simulations results for the shared socioeconomic pathways. Under review at Global Environmental Change.

O'Garra, T. & Sisco, M.R. (2019). The effect of anchors and peers on redistribution behaviour. Revise and resubmit at PLOS One. [PDF]

Shayegh, S., Sisco, M.R., & Geffroy, E. (2019). Climate change concern and policy support among early career European scientists. Submitted to Nature Climate Change.

Working Papers

Pianta, S. & Sisco, M.R. (2019). Is media coverage of climate change affected bychanges in temperature? A six-year analysis ofclimate change media attention across 28 European countries. In preparation.

Sisco, M.R., & Weber, E.U. (2019). Evaluating computational methods to automatically detect emotions in text. In preparation.

Schneider, C.R., Sisco, M.R., Shohamy, D., & Weber, E.U. (2019). Uncovering the mechanism of the primacy effect in choice behavior: How we value choice options depends on serial position. In preparation.


Emotion detection in text cloud software

Coming soon!

Apartment Value NYC

Regression-based rental price estimates for apartments in NYC.

Mindnet Analytics

Streaming social media monitoring and analytics.


I am currently finishing my doctoral work. Thus, I am currently unavailable for consulting until June 2020.
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