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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Peter Muhlberger – Senior Research Manager

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Peter Muhlberger is a Research Manager at the Public Policy Center with a focus on public safety and national security issues. Previously, he was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Director for cybersecurity, data-intensive research, and political science. He also recently served as a senior analyst for NSF’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. Dr. Muhlberger designed and directed research on Carnegie Mellon University’s Virtual Agora Project, a NSF-funded project investigating the political, social, and psychological effects of computer-mediated political engagement. He was also principal investigator on the Deliberative E-Rulemaking Project, a NSF-funded project applying natural language processing and multi-level deliberation to federal agency online rulemaking. Dr. Muhlberger received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan. His work has appeared in Political Psychology, Political Communication, the Journal of Information Technology and Politics, and Information Polity.