Jean-Philippe Cointet is a researcher at the Sciences Po médialab. An engineer and computer scientist by training, his research interests range from social media analysis to political process mapping. He received his PhD in Complex Systems from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris in 2009, and defended his habilitation in social sciences at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in 2017.
Since 2017, he has been a researcher specializing in text analysis and the sociopolitical dynamics of corpora at the médialab of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). Specifically, he designs innovative computational sociology methods, including original methods for modeling digital traces to map public space and its dynamics.
Cointet coordinates the project GOPI (La géométrie des problèmes publics), funded by the Agence nationale de recherche, which designs new word-embedding methods for the modeling of public issues. He is also affiliated with Columbia University’s INCITE research center.