Welcome to the final episode of The PolicyViz Podcast of 2016! Across 39 episodes this year, we’ve covered open data, data visualization, data workflow issues, presentation skills and design, and more! Thank you for tuning in each week! Your support helps make this show such a success!

On this week’s episode, I welcome Randy Olson, Senior Data Scientist at the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Biomedical Informatics. We talk about some of his fun projects–like searching for the optimal road trip to visit the nation’s national parks–as well as some of his research in machine learning.

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Episode Notes

Randy’s site

Randy’s first road trip post | The Optimal U.S. National Park Road Trip

Here’s Waldo (Slate)

Where’s Waldo algorithm