Case Studies

Cybersecurity

Senior Researcher:
Social network theory has produced a wealth of paradigms to describe the nature and evolution of groups of people who interact, possibly in subgroups, with one another. Social networks can be as simple as a friendship or as complex as a terrorist network.  Two competing classes of models have been... more

Education

Senior Researcher:
Educational policy at the national, state, school district and even school levels depends on the large education data bases that are publicly available, especially those of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Making sure that interpretations of these data are accurate and that the... more

Environmental Science

Senior Researcher:
With increased pressure from the political spectrum, the importance of statistics in environmental science is undisputed. The planning of experiments, sampling strategies and analysis of highly complex data are fundamental to carrying out environmental policies and research. There is increasing... more

Transportation

Senior Researcher:
How could the city of Chicago find a way to reduce waiting times at traffic signals and help reduce traffic congestion?