Max Pohlman

Data scientist with a unique combination of economic, environmental, and statistical knowledge and interest. • 617-755-4947


MS, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; University of Rhode Island (2015-2017)

Thesis title: Effects of Uncertainty and Ambiguity in Coasian Bargaining

BS, Economics; Pennsylvania State University (University Park) (2011-2015)

Minor: Environmental and Renewable Resource Economics


Data Scientist & Lead R-Shiny Developer Mathematica Policy Research (Oct 2017 - Aug 2019)

Led development of numerous R-Shiny applications including layout design & CSS, modularization, application algorithm & logic development, web-browser communication, server deployment, package development.

Constructed and maintained a diverse suite of data processing pipelines and interactive visualizations using R, Python, Leaflet, JS, Selenium, and more.

Research Assistant University of Rhode Island (Jan 2016 - Aug 2017)

Conducted economic experiments and performed analysis of the effects of uncertainty and ambiguity on bargaining behavior. Funded under a NSF EPSCoR grant on The Future of Dams

Sustainability Intern Enel Green Power (Jun-Aug 2016)

Built an economic impacts tool that predicted changes in community employment and compensation based on community policy and specifications of company planned wind farms.

Research Assistant Penn State University (Sep 2013 - May 2015)

Performed multivariate analysis regarding economic factors and implications of the increase of Marcellus Shale fracking.

Other Skills

  • 6 years experience coding in R, specifically:

    • Cleaning, organizing, transforming data (pkgs ‘tidyverse’)

    • Supervised and unsupervised learning via classification, regression, clustering, PCA, text analytics (pkgs ‘caret’, ‘e1071’, ‘quanteda’)

    • Econometric analysis via difference-in-difference, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity

    • Geospatial analysis of vectors, rasters. Construction of interactive maps (pkgs ‘sf’, ‘sp’, ‘rgdal’, ‘rgeos’, ‘leaflet’)

    • Visualization and document construction through ggplot, R-Shiny, R-Markdown

  • Knowledge of git and project management and version control through github

  • Experience in Python, STATA, Markdown, MySQL, Bash, Access, MatLab, HTML, QGIS

  • Construction of stained glass artwork • 26 years old
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