Academic

Publications

Data Scientist

John Jay Research and Evaluation Center

July 2012 - Present

  • Measured Propensity for violence in young men in neghborhoods of concentrated disadvantage funded by NYC Council.
  • Created web mapping tools using d3, TileMill and Leaflet for anti-violence project funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Estimated prison populations using ARIMA and queuing theory funded by Pew Charitable Trust

Fellow

Data Science for Social Good, U.Chicago

Summer 2013

  • Developed neighborhood and property analytics software for Cook County Landbank delivered as a Django python application
  • Integrated mapping, economic and demographic data

Research Associate

RF CUNY

February 2010 - May 2013

  • Conducted original research on public health and criminal justice issues including prison simulation, suicide, domestic violence supported by NIH and NSF.
  • Conducted original research on detecting causal relations supported by CUNY Advanced Research Collaborative.

Data Science Summer Fellow

DSSI, UofI Urbana-Champaigne

Summer 2009

  • Worked on a Web and iPhone Application for crime mapping and safe routing
  • Funded by the US Department of Homeland Security

Skills

  • Compiled Languages: C, C++, Java
  • Scripted Languages: R, Python, JavaScript, LaTeX, Ruby, PHP, SPSS
  • Libraries: D3.js, Leaflet.js, ggplot2, Django, Rails, Postgres, MySql
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, UNIX, Bash, Powershell

Awards, Honors and Grants