Policy & Data Science Leadership Team

​Dr. Nicholas King, Ph.D.

Nicholas is the Director of the Policy and Data Science Summer Program. He is also Director of Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium and Associate Professor in McGill University Faculty of Medicine in the Biomedical Ethics Unit. He also directs the Measurement, Ethics, and Decision-Making Collaborative, and sits on the board of the Centre for Social and Cultural Data Science. 

​Dr. Derek Ruths, Ph.D.

Derek is the Director of Centre for Social and Cultural Data Science (CSCDS). He currently teaches Computer Science at McGill University and leads the Network Dynamics Lab. In addition, he is the co-founder of Macromeasures and Chief Architect at Charitable Analytics International. 

Dr. Christopher Ragan,  Ph.D.

Christopher Ragan is the Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at McGill University and the Chair of Canada's Ecofiscal Commission. He wrote the popular introductory textbook, Economics, now in its fourteenth edition and co-authored by Richard Lipsey. 

Dr. Mark Daku​, Ph.D.

Mark is an independent monitoring and evaluation consultant and professor of political science at TCU, where he teaches courses in methodology, data science, and African Politics. He holds a PhD from McGill University, and completed his Post-Doctoral fellowship at the Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium. Mark will be directing the PODS Bootcamp. 

Tamara Yang

Tamara is completing her B.A. (Hons) in Political Science and International Development at McGill. A former PODS fellow, she is now the Program Coordinator for PODS, a Research Assistant for CSCDS, and a Conference Coordinator for the Canadian Council on Southeast Asian Studies. 

Sean Nossek

Sean completed his B.A. in International Development with a minor in Political Economy at McGill. He is currently completing his M.A. in Political Science with a focus on quantitative methods and International Relations. Sean is the bootcamp assistant for the Policy & Data Science Program. minion

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