Clayton is an accomplished research analyst who recently graduated from the CUSP Masters program. Prior to earning his CUSP degree, Clayton was a Senior Research Analyst in Geospatial Analytics at McKinsey & Company where he developed a globally applicable method for analyzing road networks and built a reusable model for a southeast Asian government to reduce carbon emissions through improved land planning.
In addition to his Master’s of Science in Applied Urban Informatics, Clayton has a dual Master’s and Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography with a focus in economics and spatial data analysis. While at CUSP, Clayton was a Graduate Research Assistant for the Data Facility in addition to working on Quantified Community sensors as part of his capstone project.
In his position as Associate Research Scientist for CUSP’s Data Facility (CDF), Clayton works on the Census Bureau Prototype project. As part of his responsibilities, he works directly with federal, state, and city government agency leadership and staff to engage them in using a secure research data facility in addition to helping to develop, implement and assess the three certificate courses.