Welcome to my website.

My name is Kivan and I am a recent Ph.D. graduate from the University of Washington. In Seattle, I worked with Data Science for Social Good and Microsoft to develop programming solutions in transportation infrastructure and the legal system. Currently, I live in Houston, Texas and work as a data scientist for MAANA. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Università Bocconi's Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy and postdoctoral affiliate at the Bocconi Institute for Data Science and Analytics (BIDSA) in Milan.

My research focuses on combining computational social science approaches with large scale social media to evaluate population dynamics. As a computational social scientist, my interests include structural inequality, natural language processing, and developing programming solutions to social problems. I'm passionate about growing the community of computational social scientists and teach in Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry Workshops.

If you are interested in contacting me, email: kivan.polimis@gmail.com