Associate Professor of the Practice (SBE & Data Science)
Primary Interest Areas
Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) & Data Science, Computational Social Sciences (CSS), Social Network Analysis (SNA), Applied Statistics, Business Analytics, Social & Political Changes, Democracy & Peace Studies, Public Policy Analysis
Dmitry Zaytsev is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society, where he focuses on application of data science methods to Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) studies. He specializes in conceptualizing, measuring, explaining, modeling, forecasting, and managing social and political changes with advanced methods of computational social sciences. His expertise
centers around political, policy, computational, and network science, with a primary emphasis on modeling complex, multidimensional social and political phenomena. In his work he not only uses but develops new methods in advanced research methodology: social network analysis, structural equation modeling, time- series analysis, non-parametric methods, generalized linear models, text mining, and natural language processing.
He holds a PhD in Political Science and two master’s degrees – in Public Policy and Applied Mathematics and Informatics. In the past, he had held positions of Senior Researcher at the sociological contract-based think tank; Founding Director of the center for statistical consulting & business analytics; Associate Professor in sociology and public policy departments, an Academic Supervisor of the master’s
program in applied statistics and network analysis, and Academic Supervisor of the undergraduate minor in applied data and network analytics.