HCSS is very happy to announce that Diederik Dekkers has joined us as a Data Scientist!
Diederik Dekkers is a data scientist at HCSS. Before joining HCSS as a data scientist, Diederik worked as a data intern at HCSS and as a consultant. During his time at the Datalab, he wrote his Master’s thesis in Econometrics and Operations Research, where he helped develop dimensionality reduction techniques for causal modelling.
Diederik has a background in Econometrics and International Relations, obtaining a MSc. degree in Econometrics and Operations Research and a currently pursuing a MA. degree in Political Science, both from the VU Amsterdam.
Currently Diederik is working alongside different departments of HCSS, both within the HCSS Datalab and together with other strategic analysts on various topics. His interests include predictive and causal modelling, US politics, grand strategy and geopolitical competition.
Data Science plays an increasingly important role in our modern society. HCSS is one of the few places that actively combines data science and geopolitical, defence & security issues through its sophisticated Datalab. The Datalab, combined with the knowledge of the many experts here at HCSS, makes it a very exciting place to work. I am looking forward to applying my skills, both quantitative and qualitative, to the projects of HCSS.