Below are selected presentations I have given. Where available, links to video of the presentation are provided. To download the presentation, you can click on the link below the title. For attribution or citation look either at figshare, or send me an e-mail. 

 
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Do Good Data 2016, Chicago, IL, April 28th 2016

Building a Large Scale Machine Learning Application in Government

Guest Lecture at University of Houston Clear Lake, Clear Lake, TX, April 15th, 2016

Perspectives on Working in Government

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State of Wisconsin Equity Plan Training, Madison, WI, February 12th, 2016

Data Behind the Equity Plan  [YouTube]

 

Collaboration between researchers and agency staff takes time and empathy.

Wisconsin budget protests.

Wisconsin budget protests.

Dissertation Defense, Madison, WI, May 13th, 2015

School Boards and the Democratic Promise

Principles to remember

Strategic Data Project Institute for Leadership in Analytics,  Boston, MA, March 5th, 2015

Data Visualization for Education Policy Decision Making and [handout]

 

State of Wisconsin Data Analyst Workshop, Madison, WI, October 17th, 2014

Beyond the Bar Graph  [webcast with audio and video]

Uncertainty in predictions should be explored.

Uncertainty in predictions should be explored.

Complexity does not mean it can't be understood.

Caterpillar plots to explore group effects. 

Caterpillar plots to explore group effects. 

Strategic Data Project Institute for Leadership in Analytics,  Boston, MA, February 14th, 2014

Data Visualization for Education Policy Decision Making

Prior EWIs compared to a statistical learning approach.

Guest Lecture at the Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison, WI January 31, 2014

Statistical Learning and Applied Modeling in Education: Examples and Concerns

Choosing the functional form is not trivial. 

One bureaucrat's view. 

One bureaucrat's view. 

 

 Guest Lecture to UW-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs Program Evaluation Course, Fall 2012 & 2013

Perspectives on Working in Government

 

Main graph from a DEWS School Report

Early warning systems are a classification problem.

Early warning systems are a classification problem.

A data visualization should always improve on a table

Strategic Data Project Fellows Workshop, Denver, CO, January 17th, 2013

Data Visualization for Education Data

Inference Trees!

Summer Institute for Leadership in Analytics, The Strategic Data Project at Harvard University, August 5th 2012

Strategies and Structures for Improving Data Use - An SEA Perspective

Machine learning algorithm diagnostics

So much to be done with R!

UseR! 2012 Conference Lightning Talk, Nashville TN, June 13th 2012

Using R for Policy Research in a State Education Agency

Cite on figshare

Showing regression effects graphically

Wisconsin ELL Stakeholder Meeting, Madison, WI June 3rd 2012

Bilingual-Bicultural Programs in Wisconsin

The blue mountain of proficiency

NCES MIS Conference 2012, San Diego, CA February 15th 2012

Policy Relevant Research in Education

A fun scatterplot you can make in R

Wisconsin Education Accountability Taskforce, Madison, WI September 22nd 2011

Using Data to Identify Priorities in an Accountability System