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My name is Kivan and I am a recent Ph.D. graduate from the University of Washington. Currently, I live in Houston, Texas where I am a data scientist with MAANA. Most recently, 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. I have also worked with Data Science for Social Good and Microsoft to develop programming solutions in transportation infrastructure and the legal system.

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

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