Analytics

 

 

The Analytics Team at Locus is focused on developing tools that fundamentally change the way people understand the economy by reimagining and reengineering the way we interact with economic data.

 DERYA AKBABA  Derya joined Locus after graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations, specializing in Cognitive Science and Economics. While at Cornell she was editor of The Public Journal, a researcher for computational psychology and public policy labs, and volunteered at a local prison where she taught young girls to draw.  At Locus, Derya is learning how to combine lessons learned from cognitive science with the art of storytelling. She is passionate about the emerging role technology is playing in our lives and how we can best learn from the data surrounding us.

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Derya is a tinkerer at heart, fascinated with how and why things work. She believes that there is enormous power in technology through great design practices and is eager to push the boundaries of the technology we interface with daily. After graduating from Cornell, she has been leading the design architecture development at Locus.

In her free time, Derya finds it important to contribute to her community: this past summer she biked across America building affordable housing and she is currently a co-leader for Make a Mark NYC.

+ STEFANIE BOURLAND

As a member of the Data team, Stefanie works on developing a machine-learning model to classify businesses. She received her Masters in Mathematics with a minor in Philosophy from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Before writing her thesis on the classification of symplectic and contact toric manifolds, she worked as a graduate analyst at a sustainability consulting firm. She is also an avid rail traveler, having taken the Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Beijing twice.

 VInharng Chew  After participating in the Locus summer internship program, Vin later joined as a full time member,  focused on developing the analytics efforts and infrastructure at Locus. He is excited to combine the Locus economic model and data mining techniques to solve interesting questions. He likes soccer, coffee, and plants.    Vin graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Economics and Commerce, with a concentration in Information Technology.

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After participating in the Locus summer internship program, Vin later joined as a full time member, focused on developing the analytics efforts and infrastructure at Locus. He is excited to combine the Locus economic model and data mining techniques to solve interesting questions. He likes soccer, coffee, and plants.

Vin graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Economics and Commerce, with a concentration in Information Technology.

 Elizabeth Prior  Elizabeth co-leads the Data Analytics team at Locus, where she specializes in labor and employment analytics. Her current work applies our systems-based model to uncover the underlying structures and patterns of employment in the economy.  Previously at Locus Elizabeth worked on Labor theory and classification, resource theory, and classifying the payment processing industry. She graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with honors in International Economics.

+ ELIZABETH PRIOR

Elizabeth co-leads the Data Analytics team at Locus, where she specializes in labor and employment analytics. Her current work applies our systems-based model to uncover the underlying structures and patterns of employment in the economy.

Previously at Locus Elizabeth worked on Labor theory and classification, resource theory, and classifying the payment processing industry. She graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with honors in International Economics.

  Hazim Al-Eryani   Hazim is an associate focusing on applying the Locus system to industries in developing countries and using the Locus platform to run economic analyses on local economies. He is looking forward to the day when he can analyze the economy of his home country, Yemen, using the Locus model.  Hazim graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a degree in International Relations with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies and Sustainable Development, and received a Master's degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University with a concentration in Development Economics and International Business Relations. Prior to Locus, he worked with the International Crisis Group, Amnesty International, and the Atlantic Council.

+ HAZIM AL-ERYANI

Hazim is an associate focusing on applying the Locus system to industries in developing countries and using the Locus platform to run economic analyses on local economies. He is looking forward to the day when he can analyze the economy of his home country, Yemen, using the Locus model.

Hazim graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a degree in International Relations with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies and Sustainable Development, and received a Master's degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University with a concentration in Development Economics and International Business Relations. Prior to Locus, he worked with the International Crisis Group, Amnesty International, and the Atlantic Council.

  Eben Blake   Since joining the Theory team in 2017, Eben has focused on adapting the taxonomy of the Locus model for the general public. His work includes developing tools that will help map different markets and economic indicators.  Eben graduated from Brown University with degrees in History and English. Using the work of Russian and German theorists, his honors thesis explored the ways in which aesthetics can further the project of democratic thought. Outside the office, Eben enjoys cooking, writing, and exploring New York by bike.

+ EBEN BLAKE

Since joining the Theory team in 2017, Eben has focused on adapting the taxonomy of the Locus model for the general public. His work includes developing tools that will help map different markets and economic indicators.

Eben graduated from Brown University with degrees in History and English. Using the work of Russian and German theorists, his honors thesis explored the ways in which aesthetics can further the project of democratic thought. Outside the office, Eben enjoys cooking, writing, and exploring New York by bike.

 Olivia Daglish  Olivia joined Locus after graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Applied Mathematics and minor in Computer Science. One of her favorite projects in undergrad involved constructing a model that describes Earth’s temperature to make climate predictions in 2050 and beyond. At Locus, Olivia is excited to develop tools that allow us to study and make sense of economic phenomena.   In her free time, Olivia loves playing tennis, cooking, podcasting, and playing cards. 

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Olivia joined Locus after graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Applied Mathematics and minor in Computer Science. One of her favorite projects in undergrad involved constructing a model that describes Earth’s temperature to make climate predictions in 2050 and beyond. At Locus, Olivia is excited to develop tools that allow us to study and make sense of economic phenomena.

In her free time, Olivia loves playing tennis, cooking, podcasting, and playing cards.

 JOseph Kelly  Joe makes sure that the model and language of Locus theory continue to be sound and applicable. He helps manage the classification database and works to further expand the intersection of theory and analytics. Joe is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Economics and the Program of Liberal Studies.  When Joe isn’t debating theory topics, or covertly pouring seltzer into his coffee, you can find him somewhere in Brooklyn reading a book on someone else’s stoop. His favorite comic strip is  Calvin and Hobbes .

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Joe makes sure that the model and language of Locus theory continue to be sound and applicable. He helps manage the classification database and works to further expand the intersection of theory and analytics. Joe is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Economics and the Program of Liberal Studies.

When Joe isn’t debating theory topics, or covertly pouring seltzer into his coffee, you can find him somewhere in Brooklyn reading a book on someone else’s stoop. His favorite comic strip is Calvin and Hobbes.

  Joe Lacey   Joe oversees the expansion and management of the Locus classification database and supported applications, including the flagship site: maps.locus. He continues to work on classifying global datasets that will eventually feature on a world map of economic function.  Joe graduated summa cum laude from American University with a BA in International Economics. He is passionate about speechwriting, road cycling, and the national park system. Joe speaks German and feels most at home when surrounded by mountains—especially the Alps.

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Joe oversees the expansion and management of the Locus classification database and supported applications, including the flagship site: maps.locus. He continues to work on classifying global datasets that will eventually feature on a world map of economic function.

Joe graduated summa cum laude from American University with a BA in International Economics. He is passionate about speechwriting, road cycling, and the national park system. Joe speaks German and feels most at home when surrounded by mountains—especially the Alps.

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+ ATUL PRASAD

Atul joined Locus to solve natural language processing problems using machine learning. He works on computer-aided classification, developing algorithms that use financial documents to automatically classify companies into the Locus system.

Atul graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 2017, with a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science. He likes Impressionist art, analytic philosophy, and word games.

 Leigh steiner  Leigh joined the Analytics team to focus on front-end development and data visualization.  Before Locus, she worked as a teaching fellow at the Grace Hopper Program, where she was formerly a student.    Programming is, on the surface, a new direction — Leigh graduated from Barnard College with a BA in Playwriting — but when it comes down to it, she sees all forms of storytelling and world-building as related disciplines. 

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Leigh joined the Analytics team to focus on front-end development and data visualization. Before Locus, she worked as a teaching fellow at the Grace Hopper Program, where she was formerly a student.

 Treasure Tinsley  Treasure helps tackle questions about the Locus system and develops educational tools based on the Locus Model. Treasure graduated from Swarthmore College with an honors major in history and a minor in art history, with a focus on Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her thesis analyzed gender roles in maternal and natal healthcare posters in the Soviet Union. 

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Treasure helps tackle questions about the Locus system and develops educational tools based on the Locus Model. Treasure graduated from Swarthmore College with an honors major in history and a minor in art history, with a focus on Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her thesis analyzed gender roles in maternal and natal healthcare posters in the Soviet Union.

 
 Grayson Warrick  Grayson joined the Analytics team after interning with Locus. He specializes in refining the underlying properties of the Locus Model and developing new areas of our theory, with a specific interest in improving our representation of government expenditures and the complexities within the biotechnology industry.  Grayson graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a BA in Economics and Middle Eastern Studies. His Economics senior project and Middle Eastern Studies senior thesis both analyzed the role of charity within the social, religious, and political fabric of nations in the Middle East.

+ GRAYSON WARRICK

Grayson joined the Analytics team after interning with Locus. He specializes in refining the underlying properties of the Locus Model and developing new areas of our theory, with a specific interest in improving our representation of government expenditures and the complexities within the biotechnology industry.

Grayson graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a BA in Economics and Middle Eastern Studies. His Economics senior project and Middle Eastern Studies senior thesis both analyzed the role of charity within the social, religious, and political fabric of nations in the Middle East.