Research & Evaluation

Miranda Lv

GIS Analyst

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Miranda is a GIS Analyst in AidData's Research and Evaluation Unit, as well as a PhD candidate in Computational Geography at William & Mary. At AidData, she supports geospatial impact evaluations through designing and developing parallel computing methods and tools to process satellite imagery, open source data, and other types of geospatial data using William & Mary’s High-Performance Computing cluster. She has extensive experience in spatial analysis, management of geospatial databases, open source applications, and software development. Miranda worked to develop a geocoding methodology for Afrobarometer; an open-source methodology for tracking natural resource concessions in Liberia; and AidData's geoMatch, an R package for quasi-observational studies in which paired treatment and control units are compared to establish the causal impact of an intervention. Her work has been published in Computers and Geosciences.

M.S., Geographic Information Science, Clark University

M.S., Environmental Science and Policy, Clark University

Prior to joining AidData, Miranda worked as a programmer for TerrSet (formerly IDRISI), an integrated geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing software system. Miranda holds an M.S. in Geographic Information Science and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University.