HCSS is happy to announce that Saskia Heyster has joined us as a Data Scientist!
After completing a BSc in Politics and International Relations (Honours), Saskia transitioned into the data science domain, and holds a MSc in Information Studies: Data Science from the University of Amsterdam. Saskia works on the intersection between machine learning, data visualization and UX design to create data products and integrated systems that can be incorporated into existing methods of political analysis, or support policy formulation.
Prior to joining HCSS, Saskia has held internships with Oxford Business Group Saudi Arabia supporting development of economic and market intelligence within Saudi Arabia, and the broader Middle East region. And with AgriProtein KSA conducting research and analysis of the European policy environment relating to green technologies.
Everywhere we look, there are depictions of the era of big data. Machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence are becoming increasingly sophisticated. So, we are now looking to the ‘insight era’ where we can bring about newer, more meaningful, and more complex insights by delving into the wealth of data. I am excited to contribute to the HCSS in developing accessible and actionable insights through data that can make a substantial real-world impact through targeted policy formulation.