I am a professor of public policy and data science at University of Essex, holding a joint appointment in School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS) and Department of Government. 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 current work focuses on embedding artificial intelligence and data science in public service delivery.