Evgeny Klochikhin is a senior data scientist with the Center for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy at AIR. Dr. Klochikhin leads the Data for Policy practice area and is responsible for the development and justification of new and innovative methods of evidence-based policy making and evaluation using advanced data science and computational techniques. He provides management of and support for research and implementation projects, with responsibilities including data collection, database development, design of Application Programming Interface, and visualization. He is an expert in new computational approaches for text mining and Big Data analysis, including topic modeling, information retrieval, MySQL, web scraping, and others.
Dr. Klochikhin received his Ph.D. from the Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester (UK) where he studied innovation and nanotechnology policy of emerging markets in order to identify its weak spots and elaborate policy recommendations for improving policy making and implementation mechanisms.
Dr. Klochikhin’s wider research and professional interests are data science, innovation policy, nanotechnology, policy dynamics, international collaboration, interrelation between innovation and broader development issues, growth and change in emerging markets, national innovation systems and technology foresight. His previous work experience include positions of a researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Manchester, press officer of the President of European Jewish Congress and Assistant to the Rector of MGIMO-University. Evgeny has published in Research Policy, Review of Policy Research, European Journal of Development Research, Science and Public Policy, International Journal of Economics and Business Research, and others.