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mark paskowsky director of data analytics

Mark Paskowsky

Mark Paskowsky is the Director of Data Analytics. He has worked as a consultant at AMI since 2016 and joined as an employee in July, 2021.

Mr. Paskowsky has a bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters in Public Policy from University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

In which of AMI's service areas have you worked? What are some of your most interesting cases?

I’ve worked for AMI in the corporate service area on two projects – both of which have had important data analysis components. It has been fun to use my data analysis skills in a completely new content area compared to my previous work. That is the nice thing about working with data – it can allow you to work in areas that are unexpected.

What aspect(s) of AMI's work are you personally most passionate about, and why?

To monitor the agreements that corporations have made with federal agencies, it is very useful to understand how the company functions through the data that is collected. The two projects I’ve worked on have been completely different – one where we’ve conducted our own data collection effort based on a statistical sample – and the other has involved creatively analyzing company data to better understand how business is conducted. In both, we’ve analyzed data to provide a more nuanced understanding of how well the company is living up to their monitoring agreement. Taking a data driven approach also allows AMI to take an objective and independent view.

In what ways does your personal expertise complement our services?

I’ve been lucky to learn about statistical sampling and conducting surveys from my previous work in public health, and apply what I’ve learned to AMI’s projects. In my work on tobacco control, I was involved in conducting a compliance monitoring process over tobacco sales to minors, and this work has been directly applicable to work at AMI. Even my previous work on a master data management system that links person data based on fuzzy logic has turned out to be useful. I’ve been able to leverage old tricks and learn new ones in the pursuit of providing a useful report on what we’ve been observing in corporate behavior. So, for me, this makes my work challenging, interesting, and fun.

I can't gush enough about how our data analytics team in particular is willing to work hard and conduct fair and accurate assessments.

Based on your experiences, what would you like prospective clients to know about AMI?

I believe we have a great team that is immensely capable in terms of technical skills and aptitude, but also we conduct our work with a sensitivity to the needs of the specific situation. Mostly, I can’t gush enough about how our data analytics team in particular is willing to work hard and conduct fair and accurate assessments.

What interests do you have outside of work?

I’ve been playing non-check, recreational ice hockey – and hope to be able to continue for a few more years until my body gives out. I enjoy riding the Blue Bikes here in Cambridge, Massachusetts when the weather is good. I also enjoy travel, reading, yoga, going to the gym, and cooking.

Mark Paskowsky eating a meal in Mexico City.

Mark, trying crickets on vacation in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City.