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April 13, 2021

Data Processing & Statistical Models to Impute Missing Perpetrator Information | HRDAG

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Megan Price, Executive Director and Maria Gargiulo, Statistician with Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) host a workshop on ‘Data Processing and Statistical Models to Impute Missing Perpetrator Information’ where they use methods from statistics and computer science to help answer questions about mass violence using incomplete and unrepresentative datasets from the context in which HRDAG works and how open-source tools are crucial to their analytical projects.

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Executive Director, HRDAG (Human Rights Data Analysis Group)

As the Executive Director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, Megan Price drives the organization’s overarching strategy, leads scientific projects, and presents HRDAG’s work to diverse audiences. Her scientific work includes analyzing documents from the National Police Archive in Guatemala and contributing analyses submitted as evidence in multiple court cases in Guatemala. Her work in Syria includes collaborating with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) and Amnesty International on several analyses of conflict-related deaths in that country. She has also contributed to analyses of “risk assessment” models used to make recommendations about pre-trial supervision in the United States.

Statistician, HRDAG (Human Rights Data Analysis Group)

Maria Gargiulo is a statistician at the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, where she works on record linkage, population size estimation, and uncertainty representation in a variety of international contexts. Before joining HRDAG, Maria conducted field research on intimate partner violence in Nicaragua. She also served as a Data Science Fellow at the United States Census Bureau. Maria holds a Bachelor of Science in statistics and data science and Spanish from Yale University.

You can find her on Twitter @thegargiulian