I regularly take on custom projects that relate to my interests of R, mapping, open data and teaching.

Past projects include:

  • Helping the US Census Bureau design Census Academy, their new Learning Management System. Creating an educational course for the launch of Census Academy.
  • Helping a Health Insurance company use US Census Data for market research.
  • Creating the Census Working Group for the R Consortium, which resulted in the publication of the Guide to Working with Census Data in R.

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Patrick Richardson Data Scientist

I Recommend Ari Lamstein Without Hesitation

My team wanted to target prospective customers using U.S. Census data. We needed an automated way to download U.S. Census and American Community Survey data, append custom metadata, and then import those customized tables directly into our Oracle database with a minimum of user interaction.

Widely regarded as an expert in analyzing Census data using R, Ari was the logical choice. I was somewhat concerned because we were located on completely opposite sides of the country. The time difference proved to have zero impact on our ability to speak daily about the project status and impending milestones (which were always finished on-time).

The software that he developed is immensely valuable and far exceeded our expectations. During the course of the project, there were frequent conversations where it was apparent that this wasn’t “just another consulting project,” but that Ari genuinely cared about the business value that could be derived from this work and he frequently made suggestions to ensure that we could maximize that value.

Upon completion of this project, I found myself searching for additional projects Ari could help us with.

I would recommend Ari Lamstein, without hesitation, to any company seeking an experienced, multidisciplinary consultant to help create innovative solutions to their data problems.