Research

Spark for Social Science

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Research Programming at the Urban Institute: The platform, tools, and lessons to help bridge the gap between social science researchers and the big data methods used in data science.

National Center for Charitable Statistics IRS Core Files

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Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute: Converting an outdated process of mixed manual and SQL code into a seamless 4,000-line Python script, in order to build the NCCS IRS Core Files.

DC Courts Web Scraping

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Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute: Responsibly automating millions of connections to the DC Courts website in order to retrieve and parse public data.

Contract Enforcement and Group Formation

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PhD research at American University, building an agent based model in Python to simulate the contract enforcement problem of the Maghribi Traders, as modeled in the game theory work of Grief 2006.

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Parole Officer Text Messages

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Metro Policy Center at the Urban Institute: A project studying a proprietary dataset of text messages between parole officers and parolees.