David Ascienzo

David Ascienzo, Ph.D., is a Data Scientist at ValuePenguin. He previously was a Doctoral Researcher in Physics at the City University of New York (CUNY). He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the CUNY Graduate Center.

The State of Auto Insurance in California 2019

We analyzed insurance cost data to provide California drivers with better information for finding more affordable car insurance quotes from...

Getting the Most Value Out of Your iPhone

Timing can be everything when it comes to getting the most value out of your iPhone. We monitored prices for pre-owned iPhones listed with...

The Growing Need for Better Home Health Care

Despite its failure, the recent appearance of Maine’s 'universal home care' referendum highlights a growing need for improved in-home and...

Best Cities for Home Health Care Workers

We ranked the best cities for home health care workers according to pay, housing affordability, job opportunity and safety using American...

The Most Dangerous Highways in the US

We ranked the fifty most dangerous highways in the U.S. using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality...

Airports With the Worst Delays Before Thanksgiving (2018)

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time for turkey and travel, and that means crowded airports. We looked at airport on-time performance data...

Where are Potholes the Largest Problem in New York?

NYC311, New York City’s call center for non-emergency services, receives over 60,000 service requests annually from concerned residents...

Concussions Are on the Rise for these Popular Sports

We analyzed data on sports-related concussions using emergency room injury data from 1998 through 2017, provided by the Consumer Product...

When Do People Start Caring About the Lottery?

Millions of lottery tickets are purchased every month by American hopefuls waiting for that golden ticket to finally cross their path. For...

Violations for Illegal Airbnb Rentals Are on the Rise in New York

Violations being issued for illegal Airbnb rentals in New York City (NYC) have been on the rise in recent months. These illegal short-term...

Where is the Gender Pay Gap Shrinking the Fastest?

We took a look at median earnings data, provided by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, for men and women working full-time...

Most Cost-Effective College Baseball Programs

To determine which colleges have the most cost-effective baseball programs, we analyzed the average RPI—rating percentage index, which...

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