Adrian Pearl

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2019 Multidimensional Poverty Index - Going beyond averages

July 2019

In July, the UN Human Development Report Office and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative released the 2019 global MPI. This interactive data story accompanying the release goes beyond averages to show stark regional and subnational disparities in multidimensional poverty.

Enigma Datathon - Analyzing NYC Subway Data

February 2019

Several fellow students and I competed in a datathon and analyzed the relationships between subway ridership, street traffic, and subway performance.

Fuzzy String Matching with TF-IDF

February 2019

When you need to do ‘fuzzy’ string matching between two sets of strings with different formatting/spelling conventions, I recommend using TF-IDF vectorization.

What do New Yorkers complain about?

August 2018

An interactive map of over 2 million complaints made through New York City’s 311 hotline about city services, code violations, and other civic issues - broken down by neighborhood and complaint type.

U.S. Trade Since 1985

July 2018

An interactive visualization of over 40 years of U.S. exports and imports, with emphasis on how trade balances with each country have evolved.

Usage of Federal Tax Provisions

March 2018

Different provisions of the federal tax code are beneficial (or costly) to taxpayers based on where they live and their income. The state and local income tax (SLIT) refund, for example, saves money for almost everyone in high-tax places like New York, while the capital gains provision is a boon to rich people everywhere. SearchTaxData is a web app to explore the effect of any provision across both of these dimensions.

Prior Work

Teaching kids to program with video games

September 2017 - June 2018

A little bit about my work teaching elementary and middle school students the basics of programming and computational thinking during the 2017-18 academic year.

Koko: making digital communication a little more tactile

January 2017 - April 2017

At Tomorrow Lab, I worked on a project to discover what we could gain from communicating from a long distance without screens.

wayCount: a platform for collecting and sharing accurate automobile traffic count data

January 2017 - April 2017

Collecting data, testing performance, and modifying circuitry to adapt an automobile traffic counter to count bicycle traffic.

LittleData: a web-connected digital art and data display

January 2017 - April 2017

Combining some LED panels, powerful microcontrollers, a raspberry pi for web connectivity, and a frontend interface to create art.