I was born in Bogotá, Colombia. After graduating high school, I did a B.Sc. in Mathematics (Dissertation: “Dynamical Systems and Fractal Market Analysis”), a B.A. and an M.A. in Economics (M.A. Dissertation: “Uncertainty Shocks in Colombia: Characterization and Effect through DSGE models”), all at the Universidad de los Andes. I then moved to Berlin to do Masters in Public Policy (Dissertation: “The relation between urban development and reported property crime: the case of Berlin”) at the Hertie School of Governance. Currently, I am doing a Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow studying causal inference in the presernce of interference, coevolution in temporal networks, and network interventions in public health.
While in Colombia I worked as a research assistant at Fedesarrollo and as a consultant for the ILO. While in Berlin I worked as a research https://seekdevelopment.org/assistant for the DIW and as a consultant for [SEEK Development](). I currently do some work for Open Consultants.
My research is mostly on inferential network analysis, its statistical properties and its applications. In more general terms, I am interested in how technology and the internet influence our lives, the connection between urban and rural development, global and public health, dynamic and complex systems and bayesian statistics. When I have free time I like to do some photography, go running, or read about charcuterie. Feel free to contact me at mail[at]smartinez[dot]co