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Data in the ATL: Past Speakers

Friday, September 15, 2017 | 11:00-12:30

Mike CarnathanMike Carnathan
Atlanta Regional Commission and Neighborhood Nexus

Mike is Manager of the Research & Analytics Division at the Atlanta Regional Commission and is one of the founders of Neighborhood Nexus, a community intelligence system providing data, tools and expertise as a catalyst to create opportunity for all of the Atlanta region’s citizens. The goal is to foster a data-driven decision-making culture in the Atlanta region and beyond. Mike helps members of our community tell their story better through a data-driven approach.



Friday, October 20, 2017 | 11:00-12:30

Landon ReedLandon Reed with David Emory
Conveyal Transportation Consultancy

Conveyal is a start-up transportation and land-use analysis consultancy based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Atlanta, Paris, Portland, and New York City. Landon is Project Lead, Data Tools and David is Co-Founder and Principal at Conveyal. Together, they are building open source, next generation tools for sustainable transportation, with particular focus on multimodal routing and trip planning, transportation network analysis, and data management and visualization.



Friday, November 10, 2017 | 11:00-12:30

Arthi RaoArthi Rao
American Cancer Society

As Senior Research Scientist for Geospatial Research within the Statistics and Evaluation Center at the American Cancer Society, Arthi leads research projects in understanding community-level determinants of access to cancer treatment, cancer screening, and identifying vulnerable communities for public health interventions. She performs all aspects of geospatial analytics including statistical analysis, modeling, Python scripting, mapping and tool development for initiatives across ACS. More about Arthi Rao

For more information

Contact Bryan Sinclair 
Associate Dean, Public Services

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#DataInTheATL Objectives:

  • Introduce students to possible careers in data science

  • Increase connections and partnerships with the Atlanta data community

  • Promote University Library efforts in supporting research and data services

  • Share expertise and promote knowledge