Performed extensive data analysis and benchmarking on competing university efforts in Big Data science in preparation for The Ohio State University’s issuance of a call for proposals through its Discovery Themes competition.

Big Data Profiles

Conducted extensive analysis of USDA data to benchmark the agricultural research enterprise at Oklahoma State University against those of seven peer-competitor universities.

Surveyed the strategies used by various U.S. states to finance university-research initiatives and seed-stage venture-investment funds, in a project for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. Special focus on deployment of dedicated lottery and tobacco-settlement revenues.

CICP Knowledge-based Economy

Conducted stakeholder interviews and performed data analysis in support of a project for the Long Island Association to design a series of “Millennium Centers” to knit together Long Island’s research institutions.

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Conducted stakeholder interviews and other research for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), in a project conducted jointly by Battelle and Hammer, Siler, George Associates to identify the best location for a South Jersey research park.

Benchmarked regions competing with St. Louis in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and information technology, as part of a 5-year series of projects for the St. Louis Commerce and Growth Association (now the St. Louis Regional Chamber) and its spinoff, the Coalition for Plant and Life Sciences (now BioSTL).

St Louis Strategy Update

Consultant to the Director of Policy, Office of the Bronx Borough President (at that time, Hon. Fernando Ferrer), on economic-development issues.

Principal researcher and author of a “framework for a technology strategy” for the City of New York, performed through ITAC and funded by discretionary funds controlled by the Speaker of New York City Council.

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