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Camber - A Year in Review

January 13, 2021

By Ian Allen

Camber was founded to empower leaders with the high-quality data and insights they need to build a safer and more equitable world. Whatever else can be said of 2020, it was a year of opportunities to do just this. Working with universities, cities, sta …

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January 8, 2021

By Dave Zvenyach

I recently was named a member of the Mayor’s Open Government Advisory Group. Among the things that the Group will be tasked with is “[e]stablish[ing] specific criteria for agency identification of additional datasets.” Much has been written on the publ …

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Thanksgiving travel during the 2020 pandemic

December 1, 2020

By Navin Vembar

Despite the fact that we’re seeing COVID-19 cases and deaths rise and most of the country under increasing risk, people still traveled more than they had in the prior weeks, in some cases by quite a lot. Though, generally, when they went to an out-of-s …

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Collecting Mobility Data

November 30, 2020

By Navin Vembar

Raw data can be toxic. I’m not the first person to say this – that collecting, storing, and processing data should be treated as a dangerous process of refinement. When discussing mobility data, this is even more so the case – deanonymizing movement da …

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October 13, 2020

By Dave Zvenyach

Dave Zvenyach is a Camber advisor, helping us build bridges and develop thought leadership across policy, technology, and business as we leverage inspired data analytics for the public good.

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September 29, 2020

By Andrew Schroeder , Nishant Kishore , Navin Vembar , Caleb Dresser

According to long-term displacement data from Facebook, population displacement from Calcasieu Parish has been gender skewed to a degree that demands further investigation.

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September 8, 2020

By Ian Allen

Seventy years ago, Albert Camus complained about the increasing cleanliness of the times: “We make love by telephone, we work not on matter but on machines, and we kill and are killed by proxy.”

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August 19, 2020

By Dr. Navin Vembar

Even with less accurate testing, if we can test daily, in the home, we can more quickly work at an individual level to contain the outbreak.

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August 7, 2020

By Navin Vembar

Camber CTO Dr. Navin Vembar assesses Google’s new COVID-19 public forecasts and the use of machine learning to parse SEIR and predict county- and state-level impacts.

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