Jose Manuel Magallanes

Visiting Professor of Computational Public Policy (Evans School - UW). Professor of Politics and Government, and Director of the Institute of Social Analytics and Strategic Intelligence (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

Jose Manuel Magallanes is a Visiting Professor of Computational Public Policy at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance since Mid 2015.  Jose Manuel appointment 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 is  a Senior Data Science Fellow.

Professor Magallanes has two Doctoral degrees. One in Computational Social Science from George Mason University, and another one in Psychology from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. He also holds a Master degree in Political Science and Public Management  from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He has received multidisciplinary training on computational approaches on governance matters from University Michigan (ICPSR), National University of Australia, National University of Singapur (ISS), University of Chicago (Argonne NL), Carnegie Mellon University (CASOS), and Harvard Kennedy School.

Professor Magallanes’ expertise is on computational approaches to public policy analysis and political decision-making. Since he started his appointment he has finished two book for Cambridge University Press, and has published in important journals . Professor Magallanes has contributed with his expertise at Evans School  by offering graduate courses on Government Analytics to the MPA students, while also offering from the eScience Institute a Winter School for the whole UW community.

Professor Magallanes lives in Peru, where he is a Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, where he also chairs the Institute of Social Analytics and Strategic Intelligence (PULSO PUCP). He has been a lecturer at Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, Universidad Católica de Chile, George Washington University (DC), George Mason University (VA),  Universidad del Pacífico (Peru), and at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru). He has been an affiliate researcher at the Center for Social Complexity at George Mason University, a visiting scholar at Duke University, a Fellow Catalyst for the University of Berkeley Institute for Transparency in the Social Sciences, and a Contributor to UW’s Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

Jose Manuel has being serving as a consultant or public officer for the Peruvian government  at the national and subnational level since 2001, the most current being an advisor on Covid-19 Analytics for the Government of Perú from the Ministry of Health.

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