Measuring the pulse of civic life.

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Building inclusive public analytics for government accountability.


Civilytics Consulting is a data science consulting firm founded in 2016 by Dr. Jared E. Knowles. Civilytics has served clients at all levels of government in several policy areas including K-12 education, higher education, policing, and taxation. Civilytics Consulting focuses on building the capacity of its public institution partners to sustain analytic products after the initial work.

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I’ve been part of building data science teams and I’ve consulted with many clients on how to improve their data science …

In this post I’m going to explain why local government matters more than ever, and why it is critical we take its pulse.

Reviewing the political challenge of holding police accountable and how the same arguments were overcome in building accountability for …



Prison Gerrymandering on Reveal

Measuring the impact of prison gerrymandering on Wisconsin’s legislature

Freshmen Recruitment and Admissions Intelligence System

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) asked Civilytics to build an equity-focused tool to identify high schools …

Projecting Student Enrollment

Using GAMMs for flexible estimation

Building an Inclusive Public Analytics Platform for Police Data

A Medium post about building police analytics in public.

Police Arrest Prototype

Building police analytics in public.

Kaggle Data Science for Good - Center for Policing Equity

Center for Policing Equity (CPE) Kaggle Competition


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Education Early Warning Systems

The Wisconsin Dropout Early Warning System I co-developed the award-winning Wisconsin Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS) during my …