As part of its mission to provide “Real-Time Data-Driven Decision Making,” Optimal routinely hosts members of the academic, research, business, and nongovernmental organization communities to participate in its Brown Bag Series. Held during lunch, the Brown Bag Series offers Optimal staff and invited guests the opportunity to explore state-of-the-art research methods and discuss research findings and innovative ideas.

Upcoming Events

Date: March 28, 2018

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Reducing the Barriers for Data Driven Policy Decisions: Examining the Role of Standardized Open Data in Empowering the Global South

Donor-funded education interventions are quite common in developing countries that use rigorous evaluation designs to empirically assess the effectiveness of the treatment.  However, the data collected and analyzed to assess the intervention are not always published.

Past Events

Date: January 1, 1970


Dr. chris yang presents “Clarity in the Clutter: Automated Temporal Topic Organization in Social Media.”

Drexel University’s Associate Professor Dr. Chris Yang will present on the use of temporal logic based topic organization systems for social media on May 13, 2011 at Optimal Solutions Group, LLC’s (Optimal’s) office.

Date: January 1, 1970


National cyber-security and communications integration center (NCCIC)

Dr. Michael Chipley presented to Optimal staff on his experience and knowledge in the field of cyber security. Dr. Chipley is the current president of the PMC Group, LLC. The PMC Group, LLC, provides consulting and project management to a multitude of government and private agencies including the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, and Optimal Solutions Group, LLC. Dr. […]

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