Prakash is a junior in the Jerome Fisher Management and Technology program, studying Economics at Wharton and Systems Science and Engineering. He is also a Public Policy Research Scholar with the Public Policy Initiative, choosing to concentrate on Urban Policy. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Prakash has become a passionate student of the applications of machine learning and data science in public policy. His freshman summer he worked in the City of Boston’s Data Analytics Team, helming their efforts to create a new multi-city tool for tracking local government services as well as helping with the rollout of a new website, evaluating city street asset finances, and service desk performance management.
He is involved in on-campus research along this vein, working with Dr. Benjamin Lockwood in the BEPP department to dissect US tax policy through natural language processing techniques. Prakash has also been recognized by the United States Institute of Peace for his research in gendered peacebuilding. The combination of these experiences has given him a cognizance of the design and branding needs within a policy setting for disparate organizations, making him uniquely poised to take on the role of Director of Strategic Marketing. Also functioning as a designer for PPI’s Issue Brief Infographics, Prakash advocates the use of smart design in the communication of policy ideas. In terms of his writing for Wonk Tank, he prefers to remain eclectic. He is a self-described fan of “webs of causality,” tracking individual events and seeing their reverberations in rather unrelated areas.
- The Country Behind the History: Why Japan’s Military Makes Sense
- The New Iron Curtain: Negotiating with Theatre States
- Outsourcing Latin American Justice: Balancing People and their Power
- The Case for Financial Infrastructure: Rural Welfare after Indian Demonetization
- Rural Infrastructure: The Role of Informal Construction Economies in Development