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Felipe Westhelle

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


Last updated: May 11, 2017

Felipe Westhelle is a national security research analyst and project manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where he works on a wide range of national security projects for IARPA, USASOC G3X, US Army, US Navy, Department of Defense, and Director of National Intelligence. His current work focuses on mixed methodological forecasting models, project development, experimental design, and human subject research, in the areas of international relations and conflict management, political methodology, behavioral economics/psychology, neuroscience, data management and statistical analysis. Felipe Westhelle holds a Masters in International Relations and is currently pursuing a PhD in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland where he is developing research utilizing psychophysiology metrics to analyze the epidemiological impacts on individuals’ risk acceptance and propensity to engage in conflict.

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