Jules Ahlin is a PhD student at the University of Konstanz since November 2020. His thesis focuses on the influence of institutional legacies on democratization processes in Africa. Jules has a Master Degree in Mathematics from University of Cape Coast in Ghana and another Master Degree in Applied Statistics from Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IERPE) in Benin. He also works as data manager on the project “Do Legislature Enhance Democracy in Africa (DLEDA)” which seeks to understand how parliaments fulfill their role in seven sub-Saharan African countries.
He is also one of the co-founders of the Center for Research and Opinion Polls (CROP) in Togo and has many years of experiences as consultant for international organizations and for governments in Africa. Furthermore, he taught Mathematics for Economist and Real Number at the Catholic University in Lome, Togo. He is also interested in Machine Learning (ML) and its application in political science with a particular focus on Natural Language Processing (NLP) in order to understand individuals behaviors based on test data.