Transportation Planning Associate II, LADOT, City of Los Angeles
Join us this month to talk with Karina Macias, and Jeanne Holm about the City of LA’s Data Science Federation and how data science partnerships with local universities are changing the way the city staff thinks about data. The Data Science Federation is a City of Los Angeles led initiative with 14 local partner Universities, working with over 200 students and 100 professors and staff over the last two years.
About Karina Macias
Karina Macias is a transportation planner with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. She uses data-driven analysis methods and research to effectuate strategic transportation planning initiatives and develop sustainable transportation policies in the City. She built and tested the Department’s first project scoring model to help support decisions around mobility investments and is currently collaborating with the City’s Information Technology Agency Data Science Federation and a team of California State University Los Angeles students to develop a parameterized model to automate mobility project scoring and estimate their benefits.
About Jeanne Holm
As a leader in open data, education, community-building, and civic innovation, Jeanne Holm empowers people to discover new knowledge and collaborate to improve life on Earth and beyond. Jeanne is the Deputy CIO and Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor for the City of Los Angeles, bringing technical innovations to 4 million people. Her work in Los Angeles focuses on delivering great city services like 311, public television, and social media, and public-private collaborations for technology innovations ranging from data science to broadband. She was formerly the Evangelist for open data for the White House, the leader for African open data for the World Bank, and the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA. She is a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics. She directs two startups: In Unison, a charity that promotes peace and social justice through education and music, and Open Data Collaboratives, creating education programs for innovators throughout Africa.