D3 2024 Mid-Year Press Release

It’s been a busy start to 2024 at D3!


Here’s a quick roundup of our engagement with the international research community through conferences:

  • Presented at the CSDI (Comparative Survey Design & Implementation) workshop in Berlin, Germany on Fieldwork Challenges in LMICs: Case Studies from Southeast Asia.
  • Sponsored SID-US (Society for International Development) and attended the conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Sponsored AAPOR (American Association for Public Opinion Research) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia and presented two posters on Research Challenges Conducting a National Survey in Mongolia and Machine Learning Applications to Survey Data Quality and Fraud Detection.
  • Attended CIBAR (Conference of International Broadcasters Audience) in Riga, Latvia.
  • Attended WAPOR Sub-Saharan Africa Conference in Mombasa, Kenya.
  • Attended GIA (Gallup International Association) Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Attended MORS (Military Operations Research Society) in Monterey, California.

Looking ahead, we will be a platinum sponsor of the WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research) Conference in Seoul, South Korea, July 28-31. D3’s Founder & CEO will be presenting on Innovation in Opinion Polling: Testing Three Modes and the Feasibility of Hybrid Polling, the Case of Finland, 2024. D3’s Natalie Bettencourt, Research Manager, will be moderating a panel on Challenges to Opinion Polling and Innovation in Southeast Asia.

New Hires

In a new milestone for D3, we just surpassed 50 staff, including administrators, researchers, and statisticians!

First, we would like to welcome back Connor Brassil as a Research Manager & Research Technology Specialist. He has returned with new expertise in data technology to assist with the rollout of D3’s new and improved Research Control Solutions.

Additionally, we’ve added the following to our team:

  • Assistant Research Technology Specialist & Research Analyst
    • Ghada Shehab
  • Assistant Research Analysts:
    • Natalia Cañas Hernache
    • Natalie Cook
    • Emily Kane
    • Emily Levinson
    • Elana Otero
  • Research Analysts:
    • Erin McNally
    • Brittany Owen

Our summer intern program is in full swing, with the following joining the Data Science, Statistics, and Methodology team as Survey Statistician Interns:

  • Matthew VanBronkhorst
  • Karolyn Yoon

Last but not least, as a part of our ongoing partnership with West Point’s AIAD (Academic Individual Advanced Development), we hosted Cadet Jay Sin. Cadet Sin came to D3 with a background in Operations Research and aided D3 in our project “Improving Army Decision-Making Through Survey Data Use.” Cadet Sin prepared analysis using D3 Futures data from Panama and Thailand.