Asa Wilks

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Associate Director, Research Programming Group; Senior Data Scientist
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.A.S. in applied statistics, University of California Los Angeles; M.P.A. in policy & economic analysis, Columbia University; B.A. in government, sociology, Cornell University

Overview

Asa Wilks (he/him) is a senior data scientist at the RAND Corporation and serves as associate director of the Research Programming Group. He draws on more than 18 years of experience in quantitative public policy research across a range of policy areas. Wilks has expertise in data engineering and statistical modeling for policy research and is well versed in methods for econometric analysis, applied statistics, data science, and machine learning. He holds a BA in Government and Sociology from Cornell University, an MPA in Policy and Economic Analysis from Columbia University, and a Masters in Applied Statistics from UCLA.

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