Welcome to my website.

My name is Kivan and I am excited that you are here.

Currently, I live in Houston, Texas where I am a data scientist at Atlas Analytics. I am also a regional affiliate at the University of Washington's Center for the Study of Demography and Ecology (CSDE) and a research affiliate at the Bocconi Institute for Data Science and Analytics (BIDSA). Most recently, I was 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. 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 (policy and software) 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