Paul Verhagen

Data Scientist

Paul Verhagen is a data scientist at HCSS, and holds a Master’s degree in Environment and Resource Management from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Amsterdam University College majoring in theoretical physics and philosophy. Paul has attended exchange programs in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Prior to joining HCSS, Paul interned at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he worked on global cyber capacity.

At HCSS, Paul focuses primarily on translating data analysis into concrete recommendations for clients. Paul has extensive expertise in quantitative research methods such as text mining, social network analysis and geo-political risk models. On the content side he primarily works on China related topics such as 5G and AI, as well as on trade related issues including the China-US trade war and Iranian sanctions. Finally, Paul is actively involved in US politics, he is co-author on a forthcoming book on the American presidency and a member of the executive committee of Democrats Abroad, the Netherlands.

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