Alden is a Data Engineer at The New York Times, where they build and implement software to capture, enhance, connect, and surface subscriber data for analysis. They hold an M.S. in Computational Analysis and Public Policy from the University of Chicago, a joint Computer Science and Policy degree housed in the Harris School. Their work bridges the gap between technology and traditionally non-tech sectors like policy through data warehousing, data enablement, and machine learning.
Their previous work includes a project with after school programs in Chicago on ensuring student data privacy through a private blockchain; assessing the use of NLP methods for detecting fake news articles; an early-intervention system for Johnson County, KS criminal justice system with Data Science for Social Good; and early stage data ethics and modeling work for a crime analytics startup.
To get in touch, please use the connect link below. You can find additional work on github and some writing (both code-related and not) on medium.