Aaron D. Schroeder, Ph.D.Information Architect & Senior Data Research Scientist
Social & Decision Analytics Lab, Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech
Dr. Schroeder has extensive experience enabling Evidence-Based Policy-Making and Program Evaluation through the Secure Liberation, Integration and Analysis of Administrative Data.
Dr. Schroeder has extensive experience in the technologies and related policies of information/data integration and systems analysis, policy and program development and implementation, quantitative and qualitative methodologies of evaluation, and the general application of data and web technologies to the enhancement of public and private sector services.
Dr. Schroeder currently serves as Information Architect and Data Scientist at the Social & Decision Analytics Lab within the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech where he is responsible for planning, securing and executing major research projects focused on the techniques, methods, and theories related to the integration, storage, retrieval, sharing, and optimal use of policy-relevant data, information, and knowledge for the purposes of policy analysis and program evaluation.
A particular focus in this role has been on the integration and analysis of education, health, social service and non-profit administrative data streams for the purpose of conducting policy analyses and program evaluations impacting a wide range of constituents, including: pre-K child social and health service recipients; child care service operators; primary, secondary, post-secondary and adult education service recipients; state workforce training service recipients; and, U.S. veteran health and social service recipients.
High-profile information integration projects in the Commonwealth of Virginia include the USED-funded Statewide Longitudinal Data System, the USHHS-funded Project Child HANDS, and the USDOT-funded design, development, deployment, and evaluation of the U.S.’s first statewide travel information system, Virginia 511.
HONORS, AWARDS, RECOGNITION
COVITS 2013 Winner,
(2013) Announced as the winner in the category of
COVITS 2012 Finalist
(2012) Announced as a Finalist, along with agency partners from the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Virginia State Council of Higher Education, and the Virginia Employment Commission, in the Governor's Technology Awards for the
Virginia Early Childhood Advisory Council
(2010) Invited to present to the Virginia Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) on the status of and approach being employed in Project Child HANDS. The ECAC is chaired by the Secretary of Education,
National Institute of Statistical Sciences Workshop
(2009) Invited to present on methods of
National Press Club
(2008) Invited to present the findings from a recent study analyzing the relative costs associated with intergeneration day care facilities vs. traditional operations.
Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
(2003) Invited speaker to the Florida Department of Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference. Lectured on potential benefits of an 802.11 wireless communications backbone to operate the nation’s freeway assets
Technology and Public Administration Conference
(2000) Invited by Univeristy of LaVerne to lead two day workshop on the concepts of stakeholder analysis and management,
Virginia Transportation Conference
(1999 & 2000) Invited to speak on topics of
Advanced Traveler Information Systems
(2000) Invited speaker on Advanced Traveler Information Systems in Rural Areas, sponsored by the Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia.
Association of State Governments
(1999) Nominated by the Association of State Governments for Award in Innovation in State Government for the design, development and deployment of Travel Shenandoah, a
Member, Congressional Commission
(1999) Appointed as a Member, Congressional Commission on
Eno Transportation Fellow
(1997) Eno Transportation Fellow and graduate of Eno Transportation Foundation Leadership Development Program.
(1997) Invited Guest Editor, Administration & Society.