Erik Buunk joined IQSS in August 2019 as an Institute Fellow and he is working on IQSS affiliated Scientific Programs. Current projects are: the Automated History Archive (by Melissa Dell, Department of Economics) and the Shariasource project of the Harvard Law School (by Intisar Rabb). He is also involved in internal IQSS projects such as the improvement of metrics, the cross check of user stories for the migration of the computer cluster environments (RCE to Sid) and the development of a data visualization for the Harvard Dataverse homepage. Later this year he will be starting research in data science and data visualization.
Before IQSS, Erik has worked for governmental organizations as an Information Consultant, Project Manager, and Business Analyst. His main focus was to bridge the gap between the needs of end users and the technical implementation, and he was looking for improvements in work processes either through better technical solutions or smarter workflows.
Erik has a master's in Environmental Science and experience in IT implementations, software development, SCRUM and Lean/Six Sigma and graphic design.