Slava Jankin

Slava Jankin

School of Government
Chair in Data Science and Government

Contact details

Address
School of Government
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Professor of data science and government in the School of Government, College of Social Sciences and the School of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Qualifications

PhD in Political Science, Trinity College Dublin, 2009

Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, 2006

BSc Econ with Distinction, Belarus State Economic University, 2002

Biography

Professor of data science and government in the School of Government, College of Social Sciences and the School of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. 

Before joining the University of Birmingham he was a founding director of the Hertie School Data Science Lab in Berlin - focusing on data science and artificial intelligence for public policy and government. 

He previously worked at the University of Essex, holding a joint appointment in the Institute for Analytics and Data Science and Department of Government. At Essex, he served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to Essex County Council, focusing on artificial intelligence and data science in public services. 

He has also held appointments at the University College London and the London School of Economics, working on quantitative methods and public policy.

 He received a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Belarus State Economic University.

Research

Research interests 

Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence in Government 

 Current projects

Working group lead on development of innovative public health surveillance and forecasting tools that facilitate effective policy response to environmental health hazards caused by climate change (CATALYSE – Climate Action to Advance Healthy Societies in Europe – a Horizon Europe project).

Publications

 Niheer Dasandi, Hilary Graham, David Hudson, Slava Jankin, Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson, and Nick Watts. “Positive, Global, and Health or Environment Framing Bolsters Public Support for Climate Policies." Nature Communications Earth & Environment, accepted. 

Liam Weeks, Slava Jankin, Alex Herzog, Micheal O Fathartaigh, and Hannah Bechara. “It’s Only Words? Analysing the Roots of the Irish Party System Using Historical Parliamentary Debates” Parliamentary Affairs, accepted. 

“The 2022 Europe Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: towards a climate resilient future.” The Lancet Public Health, accepted. 

“The 2022 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: health at the mercy of fossil fuels.” The Lancet, accepted. 

Finn Mueller-Hansen, Yuan Ting Lee, Max Callaghan, Slava Jankin, Jan C. Minx. “The German Coal Debate on Twitter: Reactions to a Corporate Policy Process.” Energy Policy, Volume 169, 2022, 113178. 

Niheer Dasandi, Wenjia Cai, Peter Friberg, Slava Jankin, Johan Kuylenstierna, and Maria Nilsson. "The inclusion of health in major global reports on climate change and biodiversity." British Medical Journal: Global Health, accepted. 

Averill Campion, Mila Gasco, Slava Jankin, and Marc Esteve (2022). “Overcoming the Challenges of Collaboratively Adopting Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector.” Social Science Computer Review, 40(2): 462-477. 

Nicola Chelotti, Niheer Dasandi, Slava Jankin (2022). “Do Intergovernmental Organizations Have a Socialization Effect on Member State Preferences? Evidence from the UN General Debate”, International Studies Quarterly, 66(1): sqab069.

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