I am a recent graduate of Yale University, where I pursued a double major in Statistics and Data Science (S&DS) and Ethics, Politics, and Economics (EP&E).

I do research on topics at the intersection of computer science, economics, and political science as a Data Science Fellow in Deep Learning at Harvard University.



Calcul8r is a graphing calculator I developed with natural mathematical display, similar to a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator. It is currently available for mobile iOS devices.

This app is no longer being maintained.


LayoutParser: A Unified Toolkit for Deep Learning Based Document Image Analysis

Shen, Zejiang, Ruochen Zhang, Melissa Dell, Benjamin Lee, Jacob Carlson, and Weining Li. "LayoutParser: A Unified Toolkit for Deep Learning Based Document Image Analysis." In Document Analysis and Recognition – ICDAR 2021 (pp. 131–146). Springer International Publishing, 2021. (Oral.)

Paper Website

Working Papers

Dyadic Clustering in International Relations

Carlson, Jacob, Trevor Incerti, and P. M. Aronow. "Dyadic Clustering in International Relations." arXiv preprint arXiv:2109.03774 (2021).

Paper R Package Stata Command


Email: jcarlson238 [at] gmail [dot] com

Twitter: @J_S_Carlson