I am a professor of public policy and data science at University of Essex, holding a joint appointment in Department of Government and School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS). I serve as a Chief Scientific Adviser to Essex County Council. I received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Belarus State Economic University and a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin. I have previously worked at University College London and London School of Economics. My research and teaching is primarily in the field of machine learning and natural language processing.