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Our team generates data-driven discoveries about the world of work and derives reliable economic indicators from these insights. We offer these findings to the world as our unique contribution to making the world of work better and more productive, and to bring greater awareness to the economy at large.
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Issi Romem

In addition to being an economist and fellow at ADPRI, Issi Romem is the founder of MetroSight, a research firm focused on housing and labor economics. He previously served as chief economist at Trulia and senior director of housing and urban economics at Zillow. His research has been featured in major publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
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Sam Adieze

Sam Adieze brings his rich background in machine learning, visualization, and large-scale data processing to the Institute. Before joining ADPRI, he worked extensively in the financial services industry as a banking specialist and IT analyst. Sam is currently working on a large-scale project to create a pay reliability score for employers.
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Tim Decker

As a principal data scientist at the ADPRI, Tim Decker has a track record of solving complex problems. His career began at a scientific think tank, where his work focused on the deterministic chaotic dynamics of extreme weather events. Tim’s experience also includes working with large companies, such as Starbucks and Facebook, to deploy data science solutions at scale.
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Deepak Sathyanarayanan

Deepak Sathyanarayanan, a data scientist with the ADP Research Institute, has a strong background in AI and machine learning, statistical algorithms, natural language processing, and big data. His experience includes posts at several top institutions, including PNC Financial Services Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and S&P Global Ratings. Deepak is pursuing a master's degree in quantitative finance at Rutgers University.
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Ben Hanowell

As an anthropologist and people analyst, Ben explores people's decisions about where, when, and how they work. He also studies corporate decision-making in workforce management, relying on data from human capital management systems, surveys, public datasets, and in-depth interviews. Before joining ADP, Ben was a senior data scientist at Amazon, where he studied one of the world's largest private workforces.
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Liv Wang

As a senior data scientist at ADP Research Institute, Liv Ye Wang manages company-wide data mining and analytics initiatives to identify relevant data from client systems and platforms. She is also the driving force behind ADP’s monthly Pay Insights report, which provides a view of the wages and salaries of nearly 10 million U.S. workers.
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Nela Richardson, Ph.D.

As chief economist at ADP, Nela Richardson leads economic research and serves as co-head of the ADP Research Institute. She previously held roles as principal and investment strategist at Edward Jones Investments, chief economist at Redfin, and senior economist at Bloomberg. Nela also serves on the foundation boards for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association for Business Economics.
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