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Date: May 11, 2023
Are you curious about how generative AI can revolutionize policy research? Watch our webinar on “Leveraging Generative AI for Policy Research” to learn about the benefits of using these powerful tools from our presenters. Here’s what we covered : Learn more about the latest trends and innovations in generative AI for policy research and data science. Watch the webinar below
Date: April 13, 2023
Optimal’s Director of Data Science, Sadaf Asrar will be presenting at the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting on April 13 – 16, 2023 . Mr. Asrar will be presenting on Collecting COVID-19 Mask Mandate Information Using Artificial Intelligence to Contextualize 2022 NAEP Results. Below is the abstract of the presentation: The objective of this study was to collect online information about […]
Date: September 7, 2022
Optimal’s education research team will be presenting at the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) conference on September 7-9, 2022. The team will present the methodological approach developed to collect mask mandate information by automating Google searches and using NLP to classify the results by developing a customized robotic process automation program. This year’s theme for the conference includes using […]
Date: August 8, 2022
Authors: Ebony Walton, Statistician, NCES; Daniel Loew, Research Associate, Optimal Solutions Group; Imer Arnautovic, Research Associate, Optimal Solutions Group; and Enis Dogan, Chief Psychometrician, NCES As is well known in education research, performance differences in achievement persist between groups of students in the U.S. and addressing them by ensuring equal access to high-quality education for all is a part of […]
Date: May 20, 2022
Optimal’s executive, Tracye Turner, recently delivered career lessons learned and best practices remarks to new graduates at the 2022 spring commencement at the University of Maryland’s School of Information Studies. The fast-growing school has high job offer rates and in-demand graduates. She frequently collaborates with the iSchool, serves on the iLead Advisory Council, and was the Inaugural Chair. She shared her top 10 career lessons learned […]
Date: May 11, 2022
Optimal’s Mark Turner recently joined the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) Employer Roundtable. The CGS Employer Roundtable is a small group of senior leaders representing employers of graduate degree holders in various fields and organizations serving higher education. CGS serves to advance graduate education and research in the U.S. and globally. Dr. Turner brings the perspective of small businesses that employ graduate degree […]
Date: March 27, 2022
Four representatives from Optimal Solutions Group LLC (Optimal) will present research papers on the effects of federal contracting opportunities for small businesses at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management’s (APPAM) 43rd Annual Research Conference in Austin, Texas, this March.
Date: January 11, 2022
On behalf of the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), an independent regulatory agency that works to inform health care decision-making and increase access to affordable care, NORC and Optimal Solutions Group are recruiting participants, ages 18 and up, for a study on telehealth.
Date: January 8, 2022
Optimal researchers will be presenting two papers on equity in federal government procurement at the National Economic Association (NEA) Allied Social Science Association meeting on Saturday, January 8, 2022.
Date: October 6, 2021
Revelo’s accessibility testing, analytics and reporting platform, iAccessible, has been accepted to be featured at the 2020 Interagency Accessibility Forum! The event takes place October 6 & 7.