Aabir Abubaker Kar

Graduate Student, University of Chicago

Aabir is currently pursuing an MA in Computational Social Science at The University of Chicago expected May 2021). At the Knowledge Lab, he is using NLP and embedding methods to analyze textual data on job advertisements to better understand up-skilling, labor markets, and teams.

He has a BE in Engineering and an MSc in Physics from BITS Pilani, Goa Campus in India - as well as a Minor Certificate in Philosophy, Economics and Politics.

He has previously worked on research at the New England Complex Systems Institute and the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore. His research interests are in complex socioeconomic systems - social stratification, information propagation, economic flows amongst them. Methodologically, he works with machine learning, networks, statistics, physics - and enjoys exploring their applications to other disciplines.