Data Science Lead - Delta 8.7
Dr Kelly Gleason is Data Science Lead for Delta 8.7 – The Alliance 8.7 Knowledge Platform at the Centre for Policy Research. In this role, she works on building online knowledge tools that encourage evidence-based policy decision-making by translating data and promoting scientific literacy in relation to modern slavery, forced labour, child labour and human trafficking.
Dr Gleason’s previous research focused on the measurement and estimation of conflict, including civil war onset and recurrence, ethnic rioting, and terrorist group network analysis, and the visualization and communications of complex data in various substantive areas.
She obtained her doctorate and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She gained additional training in quantitative research methodology and computer science through the InterUniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at University of Michigan where she became an instructor, training graduate students in advanced quantitative methods and statistical programming languages.