Jose Manuel Magallanes

Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Department of Social Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP)

Jose Manuel Magallanes, professor of political science and public policy in the Department of Social Sciences at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, is a visiting professor at the Evans School for two years, starting in Fall 2015. Jose Manuel is funded by the University of Washington’s eScience Institute thanks to the Washington Research Fund,  the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where he will be a Senior Data Science Fellow for the same period of time.

Jose Manuel’s expertise is on computational approaches to public policy analysis and political decision-making. During his stay at UW, he will be doing interdisciplinary research and proposing feasible applications of Big Data Analytics and Computational Social Science techniques to public sector data in Peru.

Jose Manuel graduated as a Computer Scientist from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM), and holds a Master degree in Political Science from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and a Ph.D. in Psychology from UNMSM. He is an affiliate researcher at the Center for Social Complexity at George Mason University, where he completed his second Ph.D. in Computational Social Science. During the last 15 years, Jose Manuel has served as a public officer at the central and local level, and has been involved in several initiatives in the public sector of his country to make better use of the data for better policy and political research and decision-making. His main goal is to keep assisting key Peruvian institutions in the process towards open government.

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