Jonathan Kropko is an associate professor at the School of Data Science. His areas of research interests include civic technology, remote environmental sensing, survival and time series analysis, and missing data imputation. With a background in math and political science, throughout his career, Kropko has sought to apply his quantitative skills to make an impact in the real world.
At the School of Data Science, Kropko teaches courses on the practice and application of data science and advises students in their capstone projects. Kropko also leads Code for Charlottesville, the local chapter of Code for America that has invites the community to volunteer on important issues. Volunteers come together every other week to participate in civic hack nights to collaborate, code, and work on projects with a variety of local organizations and nonprofits, including the Legal Aid Justice Center, Charlottesville Fire Department, Housing Navigation, the Charlottesville City Street Light Network, and more.
Prior to joining the School of Data Science in 2019, Kropko taught as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at UVA for six years. In 2015, Kropko was awarded the All-University Teaching Award. Prior to working at UVA, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University.
Kropko holds a PH.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He also earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Political Science from Ohio State University.
PH.D., Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.S., Mathematics and Political Science, Ohio State University
Data Science Domains
Analytics, Design, Systems, Value
Areas of Practice
Civic Tech, Political Science
Data Pipelines, Applied Stats for The Social Sciences
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