HOT OFF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS – Introduction to Data Science for Social and Policy Research: Collecting and Organizing Data with R and Python – Jose Manuel Magallanes Reyes, CSS Ph.D. Alumnus

Congratulations to Computational Social Science Ph.D. alumnus, Jose Manuel Magallanes Reyes, on his new book “Introduction to Data Science for Social and Policy Research: Collecting and Organizing Data with R and Python.”

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 University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. 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 is a Senior Data Science Fellow.

Jose Manuel’s expertise is on computational approaches to public policy analysis and political decision-making. During his stay at UW, he is conducting 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.