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.

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Countries Hurt the Most by Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

We looked at aluminum and steel import values from 2008 through 2017 and performed a categorical breakdown on these articles, highlighting... Read More

Have Cities Really Recovered From the Housing Crisis?

In an effort to contrast housing market differences, we analyzed home values and gross rent medians provided by respondents to the U.S.... Read More

Cryptocurrency CFPB Complaints Rise as Prices Fall

The price fall of Bitcoin ushered in a surge of consumer complaints received by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) over... Read More

States Complaining the Most About Robocalls

By analyzing recent consumer complaints data from the FCC and FTC we were able to pinpoint where consumers are complaining the most about... Read More

Airports with the Worst Delays Before Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and airports will soon be packed with passengers eager to reach their holiday destinations.... Read More

Cities with the Most Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatalities

We analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (NHTSA-FARS) to see which... Read More