How NYC is Using Analytics to Keep New Yorkers Safe

Posted in News Story  |  Tagged

Amen Ra Mashariki, Chief Analytics Officer for New York City and the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA)


One of the Government’s major purposes is to ensure the safety and well being of its citizens. This discussion will cover how the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA) uses citywide data and analytics to identify likely cases of tenant harassment throughout NYC. We will also discuss the case study in which MODA used machine learning in order to help lead a coordinated citywide response to the Legionnaires outbreak during the summer of 2015. This will also include discussion about how we have built a one of a kind data sharing platform and process in NYC in order to be prepared for emergency situations like snow storms or hurricanes.


Dr. Mashariki began his career as a software engineer at Motorola, then worked as a Computer Scientist and Research Faculty at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In 2012 he was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a White House Fellow. After his year as a White House Fellow, Dr. Mashariki was appointed as the first Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Personnel Management in the federal government.

View “How NYC is Using Analytics to Keep New Yorkers Safe” Presentation

More Analytics Seminars

Student Perspective: Torqata Reinvent the Wheel Hackathon

February 2nd, 2023

Participating in a Hackathon is an important milestone in any data scientist’s journey. Hackathons provide an exciting opportunity to take the skills and techniques you’ve learned and apply them to solving a challenging business problem for a company.…

DSAN Partners with Lander Analytics for R Gov Conference

December 15th, 2022

The first two days of December saw DSAN partnering with Lander Analytics to host the R Gov Conference. The R Gov Conference hosts one of the most elite gatherings of data scientists and data professionals who come together to explore, share, and inspire ideas, and to promote the growth of open-source ideals.…

DSAN and DataKindDC Partner for a DataDive for Social Impact

November 7th, 2022

On Saturday, October 22, we partnered with DataKindDC for an all-day data dive, giving our students a chance to work in real-time alongside local volunteer data scientists on projects for four non-profits to move the selected organization’s programming forward and benefit the communities they serve.…