Skyler Cranmer is the Carter Phillips and Sue Henry Professor of Political Science at the Ohio State University and Director of the Network Independence in Social Systems (NISS) laboratory. Cranmer develops and applies statistical methods in the areas of network analysis, machine learning, and computational linguistics. He has been an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, a Visiting Professor at the University of Bern, and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science. He has written more than 45 articles, 6 software packages, and a book. Cranmer is also an entrepreneur. He co-developed the foundational patented technology for Cerenetics, co-founded the company, and serves as its President and CEO. He is also an experienced consultant, having worked with companies such as RTI, the USAF Research Lab, and Raytheon on defense-related data science projects. Cranmer received his B.A. (2002) and first M.A. (2003) from San Francisco State University, and his second M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis (2007). He was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University (2007-2008) and a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008-2014). In 2014, he left UNC to take up the Carter Phillips and Sue Henry Professorship at the Ohio State University. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and other centers, institutes, and foundations.