Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Computational Social Science
- Quantitative Public Policy Analysis
- Algorithmic Regulation (Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, Explainability)
- Urban studies
- Public Administration
Sahil is a quantitative social scientist & co-founder of CPC Analytics, a data-driven consulting firm with offices in Berlin & Pune. As a part of CPC, he has consulted leading private and public sector organizations such as Siemens, Mitsubishi Materials, the World Health Organization, SIDBI, Save the Children, Swiss Development Cooperation and GIZ (German International Cooperation). Prior to founding CPC, Sahil worked for GIZ (German International Cooperation) in Tanzania alongside the Prime Minister’s Office, to streamline the revenue collection process in Local Government Agencies. He has also worked on a European Union project in Morocco & Egypt, which aimed to create financially viable models for investment in the renewable energy sector.
Sahil has a Masters of Public Policy from the Hertie School, Berlin and an undergraduate in computer engineering from the University of Pune, India and Ecoles des Mines, France. He is a PhD candidate at the Hertie School where he researches policies around algorithmic explainability in fintech.
Sahil is a visiting faculty at the School of Policy and Governance.
Publications and Writings
- Deo, S., & Sontakke, N. (2021). User-Centric Explainability in Fintech Applications. In C. Stephanidis, M. Antona, & S. Ntoa (Eds.), HCI International 2021 — Posters (pp. 481 – 488). Springer International Publishing.
- Deo, S., Manurkar, S., Krishnan, S., & Franz, C. (2020). Covid-19 Vaccine: Development, Access and Distribution in the Indian Context. ORF Issue Brief.
- Deo, S., Franz, C., & South, G. (2020). Building India’s Global Health Strategy: Beyond the Role of ‘Pharmacist of the World.’
- Deo, S., Verulkar, P., & Krishnan, S. (2020). Fast Data for Faster Decision-making: The Utility of High-frequency Economic Indicators.
- Krishnan, S., Deo, S., & Manurkar, S. (2020). 50 Days of Lockdown: Measuring India’s Success in Arresting COVID-19.
- Krishnan, S., Deo, S., & Sontakke, N. (2020). Operationalizing algorithmic explainability in the context of risk profiling done by robo financial advisory apps.
- Parchure, R. K., Phadke, M., Deo, S., Gaikwad, V., Mankar, V., Commission, S. E., & others. (2017). Use of technology on electoral campaigning: A case study of Panvel Municipal Corporation Elections, 2017. Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), Pune (India).
- Deo, S., Franz, C., Gandrud, C., & Hallerberg, M. (2015). Preventing German Bank Failures: Federalism and decisions to save troubled banks. Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 56(2), 159 – 181.
- Carl, J., & Deo, S. (2020, October 7). OPINION: The way forward for e‑services model in India. The Week. https://www.theweek.in/news/biz-tech/2020/10/07/opinion-the-way-forward-for-e-services-model-in-india.html
- Deo, S., Jaison, C., & Chitale, I. (2020, October 25). Three Ways The Quad Can Focus On Technology Cooperation. Swarajyamag. https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/three-ways-the-quad-can-focus-on-technology-cooperation
- Deo, S., & Jash, S. (2020, November 21). Unacademy, Byju’s help clear your doubts, but have few answers on data privacy. https://theprint.in/opinion/unacademy-byjus-help-clear-your-doubts-but-have-few-answers-on-data-privacy/424961/
- Deo, S., & Manurkar, S. (n.d.). Central Bank Digital Currency in India: Deeper engagement and thorough exploration needed before execution. ORF. https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/central-bank-digital-currency-india-deeper-engagement-thorough-exploration-needed-before-execution-66476/
- Deo, S., & Vivan, S. (2021, February 12). Towards An Aatmanirbhar Consulting Ecosystem. Swarajyamag. https://swarajyamag.com/economy/towards-an-aatmanirbhar-consulting-ecosystem
- Franz, C., & Deo, S. (2018, April 7). Health from India Vs Health for India. The Financial Express. https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/health-from-india-versus-health-for-india/1124440/
- Jaison, C., Sathe, O., & Deo, S. (2020, November 27). Tamil Nadu: A Case Of Good Governance And E‑Governance Mismatch. Swarajyamag. https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/tamil-nadu-a-case-of-good-governance-and-e-governance-mismatch
- Jash, S., & Deo, S. (2020a, September 3). India must look at AI governance in a vein that counterbalances the dominance of China. The Financial Express. https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/india-must-look-at-ai-governance-in-a-vein-that-counterbalances-the-dominance-of-china/2073190/
- Jash, S., & Deo, S. (2020b, October 6). Heralding a new health data régime in India. ORF. https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/heralding-a-new-health-data-régime-in-india-69259/
- Mehta, S., & Deo, S. (2020a, October 17). Healthcare services: Driving first response. The Financial Express. https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/healthcare-services-driving-first-response/2107532/
- Mehta, S., & Deo, S. (2020b, November 24). Economic liberalization still has a long way to go in our country. Mint. https://www.livemint.com/opinion/online-views/economic-liberalization-still-has-a-long-way-to-go-in-our-country-11606232370950.html
- Sathe, O., & Deo, S. (2021, February 26). Why the Privatisation of Schooling Hasn’t Improved the Quality of Indian Education. THE BASTION. https://thebastion.co.in/covid-19/why-the-privatisation-of-schooling-hasnt-improved-the-quality-of-indian-education/
- Sathe, O., Deo, S., & Chitale, I. (2021, February 24). FCI’s conflicting roles are reason why it fails to benefit India’s poorest farmers. https://theprint.in/opinion/fcis-conflicting-roles-are-reason-why-it-fails-to-benefit-indias-poorest-farmers/610666/
- Shirole, S., & Deo, S. (2020a, September 23). Municipal bonds for an ‘Aatmanirbhar’ urban India — The Week. https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2020/09/24/municipal-bonds-for-an-aatmanirbhar-urban-india.html
- Shirole, S., & Deo, S. (2020b, October 3). Why A Young Society Like India Cannot Afford To Ignore Post-Covid Healthcare. Swarajyamag. https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/why-a-young-society-like-india-cannot-afford-to-ignore-post-covid-healthcare
- Shirole, S., & Deo, S. (2020c, October 10). OPINION: COVID-19, banks and borrowers — The balancing act — The Week. https://www.theweek.in/news/biz-tech/2020/10/10/opinion-covid-19-banks-and-borrowers-the-balancing-act.html
- Shirole, S., & Deo, S. (2020d, December 26). Why India must now focus on healthcare sector to achieve self-sufficient economy. The Financial Express. https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/why-india-must-now-focus-on-healthcare-sector-to-achieve-self-sufficient-economy/2157624/
- Shirole, S., Sathe, O., & Deo, S. (2020, November 11). Right Decisions Are Not Always The Easy Ones: Why Governments Should Actively Consider Reopening Schools. Swarajyamag. https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/right-decisions-are-not-always-the-easy-ones-why-governments-should-actively-consider-reopening-schools
- Shirole, S., Sathe, O., & Deo, S. (2021, March 29). Fuelling public sector innovation through technology adoption. The Financial Express. https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/fuelling-public-sector-innovation-through-technology-adoption/2222332/