Oscar Contreras

Oscar Contreras

Graduate Student

Office: 247 Haines Hall

Email: osfer123@ucla.edu


Degrees

  • BA – Political Science and International Relations
  • MA – Social Anthropology
  • MA – Sociology
  • PhD – Sociology with focus in Computational Sociology (In progress)

Fields of Study

- Computational Sociology
- Economic Sociology
- Violence
- Organized Crime

Research

I analyze diverse expressions of organized crime and social violence in the North America region. My current research uses computational methods such as machine learning for crime forecasting, and social network analysis to understand criminal networks.

Awards & Grants

  • Fulbright Scholarship (2016-2019)
  • Beca COMEXUS (2017-2021)
  • Beca CONACYT (2017-2022)
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship 2017
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorhsip 2018
  • LAI Summer Field Graduate Research Grant 2020
  • LAI Summer Field Graduate Research Grant 2017

Advisors

  • Ruben Hernandez-Leon