Jose M. Macias III

Research Associate, Futures Lab, International Security Program
Jose Macias

Jose M. Macias is a research associate in the Futures Lab within the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also a Pearson fellow and teaching assistant at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. With a keen interest in the quantitative study of war, Jose’s research delves into topics like cross-domain conflicts, societal impacts, and the integration of machine learning in international relations research, with prior significant contributions to the Correlates of War project, including notable work quantifying the effects of U.S. bilateral counterterrorism treaties in the Global South and eastern Europe. He also previously held positions as a cyber strategy intern at the U.S. Department of Defense and Army Cyber Command, working to expand the Dyadic Cyber Conflict Dataset (v 2.0), and as a fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), serving under U.S. senator Angus S. King. Jose is pursuing his master of public policy (MPP) at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, with a special focus on data analytics. His academic journey as a first-generation student includes securing an AA in political science from Fullerton College and a dual BA in political science and international relations from University of California, Davis.