Nandan Rao

MSc Data Science. Master of Research in Economics, Pompeu Fabra University

MSc Data Science, Barcelona School of Economics. Master of Research in Economics, Pompeu Fabra University. Bachelor in Finer Arts, New York University.

Teaching in the MSc. Data Science program: Text Mining for Social Sciences (information retrieval, continuous latent spaces, neural embeddings, and transformers), Economic Methods for Data Science (causality and transfer learning, potential outcomes, causal graphs, and instrumental variables), Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (SQL, databases, queues, IAAS solutions, Spark and Hadoop, web dashboards), Computing Brushup (introduction to R, Python, cloud computing, web scraping and online data collection). Responsibilities include curriculum creation, lectures, homework development, and grading.

Data Scientist Consultant for World Bank, developing and deploying platform to perform large-scale internet surveys and media interventions via chatbot on Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp:

Teaching in BSE:


Research interests

Applied Economics

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Nandan Rao


Joan Verdú, Nandan Rao, Omiros Papaspiliopoulos
Nandan Rao, Omiros Papaspiliopoulos

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