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Spotlight on CSDE Alum, Kivan Polimis

Posted: 9/1/2020 (CSDE Research)

Dr. Kivan Polimis is a data scientist at Atlas Analytics in Houston, Texas. He is also a CSDE alum, currently a CSDE regional affiliate, and a research affiliate at the Bocconi Institute for Data Science and Analytics (BIDSA). Previously, he served as a data scientist with MAANA after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Università Bocconi’s Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy in Milan. He has also worked with UW’s Data Science for Social Good and Microsoft to develop programming solutions in transportation infrastructure and the legal system.

Dr. Polimis’ research focuses on combining computational social science approaches with large scale social media to evaluate population dynamics. As a computational social scientist, his interests include structural inequality, natural language processing, and developing programming solutions (policy and software) to social problems. Dr. Polimis has recently published in Population Research and Policy Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Population and Development Review and Socius on a variety of topics.