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William Becker

Independent consultant, former Researcher at European Commission’s Joint Research Centre

William Becker is an accomplished data scientist with extensive experience in international policy making. Originally from a technical background, he received a PhD in mechanical engineering, statistics and machine learning from the University of Sheffield in 2011. For the last nine years he has worked at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, supporting high-level international policy making with innovative data and policy analysis; and developing composite indicators and scoreboards for monitoring global trends. In parallel, he has built a strong cross-disciplinary academic track record, with a wide range of high-impact publications, and keynote speeches in international conferences. Applications of his work include sustainable development, international connectivity, policy/performance monitoring and impact assessment, environmental science, engineering and economics.

William Becker