Research

  • Political informatics
  • Emerging & disruptive technologies
  • Science & technology communication and institutions
  • Government as an innovator in the market and public expenditures for R&D
  • Organizational knowledge management and information diffusion
  • International cooperation, relations, global government, and sovereignty transfers
  • Public sector transparency, ethics, accountability and administration
  • Privacy, security, and cybersecurity
  • Public opinion
  • Quantitative social science
  • Social network analysis
  • Text analysis
  • Survey design & execution
  • Computational social science (learning)
  • Data scraping & mining (learning)
  • Machine learning (learning)
  • Natural language processing (learning)
  • Amirkhanyan, A.A., Meier, K.J., O’Toole Jr, L.J., Janzen, S.P., & Dakhwe, M.A. (2017). Management and performance in US nursing homes. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/mux003
  • Mind the Gap: Is Technology Administration Missing in the Public Administration Curriculum? American Society for Public Administration National Conference, Seattle, WA, 20 March 2016
  • In for a dime, in for a dollar: A survey experiment on federal spending for science research and space exploration. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management National Conference, Miami, FL, 12 November 2015
  • MOM helps take out the orbital trash: A tool bridging public management and international relations. Poster presentation. Northeast Conference on Public Administration, Arlington, VA, 6 November 2015
  • In for a dime, in for a dollar: A survey experiment on federal spending for science research and space exploration. Lightning talk. Northeast Conference on Public Administration, Arlington, VA, 6 November 2015
  • Do Bird of a Feather Tweet Together: Analyzing the U.S. Federal Funded Research & Development Agencies’ Twitter Network. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management National Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 8 November 2014
  • National Cybersecurity Development in a Developing Country: Case Study of St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Capstone Field Research Presentation, DePaul University 22 May 2013
  • To Chain or Not to Chain: Predicting Shopping Tours and Shopping Tour Complexity. Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development Research Forum, DePaul University, 20 August 2012
  • LEEDing the pack: An exploratory analysis of LEED projects outside the United States. Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development Research Forum, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 24 May 2012
  • Employment diversification & livelihood opportunities in a post-watershed development village. First Midwest Student Conference on Sustainable Development in India, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 21 April 2012
  • Working as a research intern within the European Union Parliament. Invited guest presenter for the DePaul European Policy study abroad course, Brussels, Belgium, 21 March 2012
  • Knowledge-sharing and immersion research evaluation between DePaul University and the Watershed Organization Trust of India. India Development Coalition of America, Illinois Institute of Technology, Willowbrook, IL, 16 October 2011
  • Independent Review of the NexGen Analysis of an Evolveable Lunar Architecture That Leverages Commercial Space Capabilities and Public-Private Partnerships. Assistant researcher for data and document review. American University Public Policy for Innovation Group, 2015.
  • How Much Did We Really Spend to Go to the Moon? Assistant researcher for data collection, historical and economic data analysis, and report editing. American University Public Policy for Innovation Group, 2015.
  • Science Fiction Farming for The Great Beyond. Assistant researcher and presenter. American University Public Policy for Innovation Group. 2014.
  • Examining Perceptual and Archival Measures of Performance in the Context of Nursing Home Care. Assistant researcher on data collection and analysis. Joint American University and Texas A&M University project. 2014.
  • Citizen Participation and Contracting: Exploring Citizen Participation Practices in the Context of Local Health and Human Services. Acknowledged research duties: literature review, transcription, interview data coding, American University, 2015. Forthcoming book by A. Amirkhanyan, K. Lambright, and J. Kim.
  • Technology in Intercity Travel Study, Data Team Leader and Field Observation Data Collector, Chaddick Institute, DePaul University, 2013
    • Part A: “Tablets Take Flight: The Rise of Personal Electronic Devices & The Growing Cost of the FAA Ban on Technology Use During Takeoffs/Landings”
    • Part B: “The Digitally Connected Commuter: The Rapidly Rising Use of Personal Electronic Devices on Chicago’s Suburban Trains, 2012-2013”
    • Part C: “The Personal Tech Tidal Wave: The Surging Use of Electronic Devices on Intercity Buses, Planes, & Trains: 2012 – 2013”
  • The Store Next Door: How Ethnic Grocery Stores Contribute to Neighborhood Life & Cross-Cultural Food Consumption in Chicago, Survey Data Collector, Chaddick Institute, DePaul University, 2013.
  • Tablets and E-Readers Leap Past Music Players and Regular Cell Phones as “Technologies of Choice” on Commuter Trains, Field Observation Data Collector, Chaddick Institute, DePaul University, 2012.
  • Privacy Invades Public Space: The Growing Use of Portable Electronic Technology on Intercity Buses, Trains and Planes, Field Observation Data Collector, Chaddick Institute, DePaul University, 2011.