Peter Casey Ph.D.

Peter is a Senior Data Scientist in The Lab @ DC. He is also a member of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) team. Peter helps shape the strategic vision for data science at The Lab and develop the data science capacity of District agencies. He creates predictive analyses to more effectively deliver government services and to forecast the impact of proposed policy changes. As a part of both OCTO’s Data Team and The Lab, Peter is instrumental in developing The Lab’s data and analytics infrastructure and facilitating collaboration between the two teams.

Peter joined The Lab after serving as a Data Scientist with a national political campaign, where he developed predictive models to guide decision-making and customize outreach and engagement. He has experience collaborating with end-users from a wide range of technical backgrounds to provide tools that are accessible and meet their needs. Through his years of experience working with schools and social services, Peter understands firsthand the challenges and opportunities facing local government agencies.

Peter earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and an MA in International Relations and a B.A. in Philosophy from Creighton University. Peter lives with his wife on Capitol Hill in Ward 6.

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