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.

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...

Here Are the Uplifting Results From Last Year's International Coastal Cleanup Day in the US

We looked at data from Ocean Conservancy's coastal cleanup reports to see what US volunteers were able to accomplish during last year's...

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...

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...

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...

Fourth of July: Who Uses the Most Fireworks in the US?

Fireworks displays are a Fourth of July tradition and it would be difficult to imagine the holiday without them. We took a look at US trade...

What Are the Most Common Product Injuries in Summer?

To identify the most common product-related summer injuries, we looked at emergency room injury data from 1998 through 2017, provided by...

States That Could Be Hurt the Most by a Trade War with China

We looked at the top exports to China by state from last year in order to help pinpoint which states and industries stand to lose the most...

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