Erik Petrovski

I’m a quantitative sociology Ph.D. working on the development of machine learning models and statistical analysis of big data at the Danish Tax and Customs Administration. I hold a Ph.D. from Roskilde University and an MSc from the University of Copenhagen.

R is my prefered language for working with data and I feel special affection for the data.table R-package. To a much lesser degree, I work in SQL, Python, and C++ — in that order. Before working with machine learning, I was engaged with more traditional statistical work such as endogenous effect estimation — particularly within the sociology of volunteering and charitable giving.

I live in Copenhagen, Denmark with my wife Caroline and son Ernst. I’ve also lived in Berlin, Germany and Baltimore, USA.