Frame challenges from a system perspective. Develop research and design programs for revealing and shaping the logic of complex systems.
Apply local and remote sensing, social and field research, quantitative analysis and qualitative assessment to generate practical inputs for modeling.
Build spatial, visual, qualitative and quantitative models of complex system dynamics, including constituents, flows, structures, patterns, drivers, behaviors and enablers.
Design social and technical programs, services and infrastructure interventions to amplify positive effects in the system.
Implement the interventions developed through the modeling and design process.
Gather feedback to refine system models, improve design strategies and increase the effectiveness of interventions.
Focusing on quantitative techniques, we model the underlying data generating process—sensors, humans, or extant datastores. We bring subject matter expertise in conflict dynamics, illicit networks, and regional politics of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.
We seek out, incubate and apply advanced analytics and data science techniques. These range from newly designed data visualizations to novel spatial analytics. We tailor analytics to client data streams and questions, creating unique translations between data, analysts, and decision-makers.