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Avery Sen
Works at NOAA, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Attended George Washington University
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Implementing Climate Pragmatism | CSPO

"The starting point of this new, reframed approach is a commitment to human dignity and the potential for innovation to drive economic prosperity and lift billions out of poverty, driven by pragmatic and inclusive political strategies." #l
Project Description As political gridlock, ineffective policies, and unmet emissions targets continue to hamper the global response to climate change, there
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"On Thursday, a San Francisco-based company called Spire announced its plans to deploy 20 tiny satellites into low-Earth orbit. It hopes to generate a private database of global weather data, which it believes will rapidly become the world’s largest." #fl
Armed with tiny orbiting sensors, a startup plans to build the world's largest database of private weather data.
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Kaggle President Jeremy Howard: Amateurs beat specialists in data-prediction competitions.

'The messages are uncomfortable for a lot of people. It's controversial because we're telling them: "Your decades of specialist knowledge are not only useless, they're actually unhelpful; your sophisticated techniques are worse than generic methods." It's difficult for people who are used to that old type of science. They spend so much time discussing whether an idea makes sense. They check the visualizations and noodle over it. That is all actively unhelpful.' #l
Jeremy Howard founded email company FastMail and the Optimal Decisions Group, which helps insurance companies set premiums. He is now president and chief scientist of Kaggle, which has turned data prediction into sport. Peter Aldhous: Kaggle has been described as "an online marketplace for brains." Tell me about it. Jeremy...
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Iceland crowdsourced its constitution. #fl
Who should write the constitution of a democratic country and, indeed, any country? The answer seems obvious: its people. Yet the constitutions of existing states, including democratic ones, have usually been written by small, rather unrepresentative subsets of individuals. Solon is supposed to have single-handedly laid out the foundations of...
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Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days - HBR

"Turning sundry innovation efforts into a function that operates consistently and at scale feels like a monumental task." #l
Get a reliable system up and running fast.
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Who had the worst week in Washington? The National Weather Service. - The Washington Post

'First, the NWS did say there was uncertainty in the forecast, it just didn’t say it all that loudly. And second, cable television (forever in search of ratings) pumped up the high end of the snow predictions and dispatched a bevy of correspondents to New York to cover the story in their back yard... By Tuesday afternoon, NWS Director Louis Uccellini was in apology mode. “It is incumbent on us to communicate forecast uncertainty,” he said. “We need to make the uncertainties clear.”' #fl
Predictions of a historic storm turned out to be hyperbole.
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This is the best version of Star Wars — and watching it is a crime - Vox


best example of how much work it takes to fight the second law of thermodynamics.
Harmy's Despecialized Edition is a high-definition, color corrected re-cut of the original version of Star Wars. People should be allowed to watch it.
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Sync your sport to your body clock for a personal best - health - 30 January 2015 - New Scientist

"Natural early risers, or larks, hit peak performance around noon, according to a study that tested elite hockey players at different times of the day. The night owls among them did best at around 7 pm – irrespective of what time they got up that day." #f
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IFTF: 20 Combinatorial Forecasts

"Use this map to visualize the whole range of innovations and see the bigger picture—a more interconnected technology landscape." #l
The future of technology is an unfamiliar territory ... This technology horizon map is designed to help you anticipate the future of combinatorial innovations emerging at the intersection of distinct territories. Use this map to visualize the whole range of innovations and see the bigger ...
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"Tug Life" - Preview on Vimeo

A teaser promo for an upcoming story from aboard Hiʻialakai, a NOAA research vessel currently in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument #f
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Federal Analysis: Arts, Culture Add $700B to US Economy - ABC News

"Arts and culture surpassed construction by $112 billion, as well as transportation, travel and tourism and agriculture. But the creative sector was smaller than the health care and retail industries when compared with their economic production." #fl
Creative industries including Hollywood and broadcasting contribute more to the U.S. economy than previously thought, the government said Monday in its first official analysis of the arts and culture sector's economic value. The report from the National Endowment for the Arts and U.S....
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R&D Strategy and Evaluation
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  • NOAA, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
    Senior Analyst, Policy Planning and Evaluation, 2012 - present
  • NOAA, Program Planning and Integration
    Program Analyst, Research Strategy, 2010 - 2012
  • IM Systems Group
    Analyst, Science Policy, 2005 - 2010
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DC
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NYC - Ithaca, NY - Kofu, Japan - London
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Science and technology policy nut job
Introduction
I design and evaluate R&D strategy at NOAA.  I just got my PhD in Public Administration at the George Washington University, focusing in science and technology policy.
Bragging rights
non-lethal power point, arguing semantics, information visualization, writing SMART objectives
Education
  • George Washington University
    PhD, Public Administration, 2006 - 2014
    Organization and Management of Transformative Innovation
  • George Washington University
    MA, International Science & Technology Policy, 2002 - 2004
    Economic Benefits of Remote Sensing Satellites
  • Cornell University
    BA, Science & Technology Studies, 1996 - 1999
    History, Philosophy, and Economics of Science
  • The Bronx High School of Science
    1991 - 1995
    Advanced Placement Physics and Astronomy
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