Elizabeth Bodine-Baron

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Senior Information Scientist; Associate Director, Force Modernization and Employment Program, Project Air Force
Washington Office


Ph.D., M.S. in electrical engineering, California Institute of Technology; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Texas at Austin; B.A. in liberal arts, University of Texas at Austin

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Elizabeth Bodine-Baron is a senior information scientist specializing in complex networks and systems at the RAND Corporation. She is the associate director of the Force Modernization and Employment Program in Project Air Force. Her research interests include network analysis and modeling for both domestic and national security issues. Her recent work includes analysis of cyber and information operations, intelligence support to cybersecurity, logistics, and targeting policy. She has used network analysis of social media data to study violent extremism messaging, Russian propaganda, ISIS support and opposition networks, CENTCOM information operations, and U.S. Army recruiting efforts. Bodine-Baron received a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.A. in liberal arts (Plan II Honors) from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology in 2012.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Recent Projects

  • Countering Russian Social Media Influence
  • Russian Social Media Influence
  • Examining ISIS Supporters and Opponents on Twitter
  • Robust and Resilient Logistics Operations in a Degraded Information Environment
  • Cyber Mission Assurance in Weapon System Acquisition

Honors & Awards

  • Silver Medal/Innovation Award, RAND
  • PAF Team Innovation Award, RAND


  • Silhouette of several militants with rifles, photo by zabelin/Getty Images

    Are Counter Violent Extremism Interventions Effective?

    Government efforts to counter the propaganda and radicalization that lead to violent extremism are becoming more common around the world, but there's little research on whether such programs work. It is critical to conduct more research to tease out which programs are most effective.

    Sep 11, 2020 The RAND Blog

  • Panelists at the Roberta Wohlstetter Forum on National Security in Arlington, Virginia, October 24, 2018, photo by Grace Evans and Khorshied Samad/RAND Corporation

    Stop Calling Us 'Women Experts'

    To get to a place where a woman's expertise is valued as implicitly as a man's, women must be freed of the baggage of being “women scholars” and “women policymakers.” Instead, women must be given that most significant form of respect: Just call us experts.

    Oct 11, 2019 The RAND Blog

  • A 3D printed logo of Twitter and an Islamic State flag

    Fighting the Islamic State on Social Media

    Countering ISIL in the real world also requires countering its messaging online. It is critical that the U.S. and its international partners work with influential communities in the region that can more effectively and credibly counter the ISIL narrative.

    Oct 11, 2016 Pacific Council on International Policy