The Data Standard
In this episode, guest Graham McDonald, Chief Data Officer, Associate VP, Technology & Data Science at Urban Institute sits down with TDS to discuss the nonprofit research world.
Meet The Host
Data scientist at The Data Standard
Catherine Tao is a tech enthusiast looking for new methods for building connections with businesses around the world. Her extensive knowledge of data science allowed her to develop new solutions and implement them into existing ecosystems. She is currently working as a Data scientist and Exclusive Podcast Producer at The Data Standard.
Meet The Guest
Chief Data Officer, Associate Vice President, Technology & Data Science at Urban Institute
Graham MacDonald is associate vice president of technology and data science at the Urban Institute, where he works with researchers to improve access to data, analytics tools, and innovative research methods. MacDonald uses and advises on such tools as machine learning, natural language processing, web scraping, big data platforms, and data visualization techniques and their application to relevant public policy issues. Before starting his current role, MacDonald worked for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, the San Francisco Planning Department, and the California Housing Partnership Corporation, where he used innovative data collection, machine learning, data linking, and microsimulation techniques to solve problems. Before that, he was a research associate in the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center and was the lead data visualization developer for interactive digital communications projects. MacDonald holds a BA in economics from Vanderbilt University and earned an MPP from the University of California, Berkeley.