Ph.D., Computational Social Science, George Mason University
Ph.D., Psychology, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

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.

Professional Title: 
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Department of Social Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP)
Affiliated Professor of Research and Statistics, Department of Psychology, PUCP
Visiting Associate Professor of Computational Social Science, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington (UW)
Senior Data Science Fellow, eScience Institute,UW
Affiliate Researcher, Center for Social Complexity, George Mason University
Catalyst Fellow, UC Berkeley Inititiave for Transparency in the Social Sciences
Current Position: 
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Department of Social Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Modeling and Simulation of Social Complexity
Data Science in Public Policy
E-Government Design and Management
Decision-Making tools
Courses taught: 
  • Computational Thinking for Governance Analytics
  • Visual Analytics of Networks and Multidimensional data in public policy
  • Capstone Project Course (Data Science-related research)