Tyler Simko
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I am an undergraduate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University who specializes in Statistics & Machine Learning. I am currently in the process of applying to PhD programs to study political methodology, local politics, and education policy. My first substantial working paper focuses on a randomized experiment that I performed during my re-election campaign for local office; to the best of my knowledge, it is the first example of self-experimentation in political science.

I also serve as the President of the South Amboy Board of Education. 2018 marks my fifth year on the board, a position for which I was re-elected in the fall of 2016. Before being elected president, I served on the Education & Curriculum, Budget & Finance, and Technology committees.

I spend a lot of my time working as a researcher, most recently at The University of Tokyo. Most of this involves programming in R / Python and trying to understand some math. Over the summers at Princeton I serve on the teaching staff for POL245: Visualizing Data, during which we teach incoming freshman R programming, basic causal inference, and introductory statistics in six weeks (really!).

My side gig is playing the organ on weekends (one of these things).

If you have any questions / comments or if you are a South Amboy resident who would like to talk about our public schools, here is my e-mail: tylersimko@gmail.com.