Jason’s research centers on how to improve the usefulness of models, data systems, and data analyses to policy-makers. He is particularly interested in issues such as model and system transparency, accessibility to stakeholders who are not professional programmers or modelers, and practicality for answering actual climate and energy policy questions.
Jason came to SEI in 2013 from Eastern Research Group (ERG), an environmental and energy consultancy. At ERG he led policy and data analysis, modelling, and software development projects in support of numerous public-sector climate and energy programmes.
He has an extensive, wide-ranging background in information technology, including 15 years’ experience designing and developing significant data systems, principally web- and cloud-based.
He has an MPP in environmental policy from Tufts University, and a dual BA in government and French Studies from Harvard University.