Micah Altman Ph.D.

Non Resident Senior Fellow

The Brookings Institution

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Discipline
Social Sciences
Interests
Social and Information Scientist
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Followers (20)

  • William Gunn

    William Gunn Mendeley Ltd.

  • Fatima Espinoza

    Fatima Espinoza Syracuse University, School of Information Studies (iSchool)

  • Mark Hahnel

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  • Alex Wade

    Alex Wade Microsoft Research

  • Bhojaraju Gunjal

    Bhojaraju Gunjal National Institute of Technology Rourkela

Following (20)

  • Tracy Gabridge

    Tracy Gabridge Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Biswajit Das

    Biswajit Das

  • Carol Miciano

    Carol Miciano

  • William Gunn

    William Gunn Mendeley Ltd.

  • Fatima Espinoza

    Fatima Espinoza Syracuse University, School of Information Studies (iSchool)

About

Dr. Micah Altman is Director of Research and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science for the MIT Libraries, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Altman is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution. Prior to arriving at MIT, Dr. Altman served at Harvard University for fifteen years as the Associate Director of the Harvard-MIT Data Center, Archival Director of the Henry A. Murray Archive, and Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences.

Dr. Altman conducts research in social science, information science and research methods -- focusing on the intersections of information, technology, privacy, and politics; and on the dissemination, preservation, reliability and governance of scientific knowledge.
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Publications

Joint Principles for Data Citation

Data Synthesis Task Group (Altman M, Archer P, Borgman C, Brand A, Brase J, Callaghan S et al.

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The Evolution of Data Citation: From Principles to Implementation

Altman M, Crosas M

IASSIST Quarterly (2014)

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Public Participation GIS : The Case of Redistricting

Altman M, Mcdonald M

Proceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2014)

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OUT OF CITE , OUT OF MIND : THE CURRENT STATE OF PRACTICE , POLICY , AND TECHNOLOGY

Altman M, Arnaud E, Borgman C, Callaghan S, Brase J, Carpenter T et al.

Data Science Journal (2013)

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National Agenda for Digital Stewardshp

Altman M, Bailey J, Cariani K, Corridan J, Crabtree J, Dessy B et al.

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D ‐ Lib Magazine NDSA Storage Report : Reflections on National Digital Stewardship Alliance Member Approaches to Preservation Storage Technologies Diverse Partnership , Common Goals Key Findings

Altman M, Cariani K, Gallinger M, Mandelbaum J, Owens T

D-Lib Magazine (2013)

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A Half-Century of Virginia Redistricting Battles: Shifting from Rural Malapportionment to Voting Rights to Public Participation

Altman M, Mcdonald M

Richmond Law Review (2013)

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“Mitigating Threats To Data Quality Throughout the Curation Lifecycle

Altman M

Curating For Quality (2012)

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Principles for Transparency and Public Participation in Redistricting

Altman M, Mann T, Mcdonald M, Ornstein N

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Redistricting Principles for the Twenty-First Century

Altman M, Mcdonald M

Case-Western Law Review (2012)

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Data Citation in The Dataverse Network ®

Altman M

Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards: Report from an International Workshop (2012)

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Commentary : Micah Altman on How Participatory Technology Is Changing Redistricting

Altman M

TechPresident (2012)

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Miller v Johnson

Altman M

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court (2004)

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The Virtual Data Center

Altman, Micah; Leonid Andreev; Mark Diggory; Elizabeth Kolster; Michael Krot; Gary King; Daniel Kiskis ; Akio Sone S

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accuracy: Tools for testing and improving accuracy of statistical results

Altman M, Gill J, McDonald M

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DistrictBuilder

Altman M, McDonald M, Jennings A, Shephard K, Zwarg D

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Communicating Science and Engineering Data in the Information Age

Novak K, Altman M, Broch E, Carroll J, Clemins P, Fournier D et al.

Computer Science and Telecommunications (2011)

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SafeArchive -- A System for Policy Based Archival Replication

Altman M, Bachman E, Crabtree J, McGovern N, Sone A

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Overview of SafeArchive : An Open-Source System for Automatic Policy-Based Collaborative Archival Replication

Christian T, Crabtree J, Mcgovern N, Altman M

iPres (2011)

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Using the SafeArchive System : TRAC-Based Auditing of LOCKSS

Altman M, Crabtree J

Archiving 2011 (2011)

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Data-PASS

Altman M

New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation (2011)

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Technology for Public Participation in Redistricting

Altman M, McDonald M

Redistricting and Reapportionment in the West (2012)

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The Dawn of Do-It-Yourself Redistricting ?

Altman M, McDonald M

Campaigns & Elections (2011)

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Nineteen Ways of Looking at Statistical Software

Altman M, Jackman S

Journal Of Statistical Software (2011)

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Gerrymandering

Altman M

Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society (2012)

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Pulling Back the Curtain on Redistricting (Op-Ed)

Michael McDonald M

The Washington Post (2010)

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Measuring the difference between white voting and polling on interracial marriage.

Klinkner M

Du Bois Review (2006)

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Heuristics

Altman M

The Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

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Overview of the virtual data center project and software

Altman M, Andreev L, Diggory M, King G, Kolster E, Sone A et al.

JCDL '01: Proceedings of the 1st ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries (2001)

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Overview of a proposed standard for the scholarly citation of quantitative data

Altman M, King G

IASSIST Quarterly (2006)

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AIS: Ad Indicia Spectate, software version 1.0

Altman M

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The Record of American Democracy, 1984-1990

King G, Palmquist B, Adams G, Altman M, Benoit K, Gay C et al.

ICPSR [distributor] (1997)

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Race, Redistricting, and Representation: The Unintended Consequences of Black Majority Districts (Book Review)

Altman M

American Political Science Review (2000)

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Battles That Shaped the Computer Industry (Book Review)

Altman M

Law and Politics Book Review (2000)

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An Introduction to the Virtual Data Center Project and Software

Altman M, Verba S

Proceedings of the The First ACM+IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 01) (2001)

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Digital Libraries

Altman M

The Handbook of Public Information Technology (2008)

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A Comparison of the Numerical Properties of EI Methods

Altman M, Gill J, McDonald M

Ecological Inference: New Methodological Strategies (2005)

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Resources for the Testing and Enhancement of Statistical Software

Altman M, McDonald M

The Political Methodologist (1999)

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Districting principles and democratic representation

Altman M

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From Preserving the Past to Preserving the Future: The Data-PASS Project and the challenges of preserving digital social science data

Gutmann M, Abrahamson M, Adams M, Altman M, Arms C, Bollen K et al.

Library Trends (2009)

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Software

Altman M

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement (2004)

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Funding, Funding.

Altman M

PS: Political Science & Politics (2009)

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Current research in voting, elections, and technology

Altman M, Klass G

Social Science Computer Review (2005)

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How to set a random clock: remarks on Earnest (2006)

Altman M, McDonald M

PS: Political Science and Politics (2006)

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Computational Modeling

Altman M

The Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

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Research Design

Altman M

The Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

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BARD: Better automated redistricting

Altman M, McDonald M

Journal Of Statistical Software (2011)

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URN: An R-Package for Resampling without Replacement, software version 1.0

Altman M

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Accuracy: tools for accurate and reliable statistical computing

Altman M, Gill J, McDonald M

Journal of Statistical Software (2007)

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Statistical Package

Altman M

Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (2004)

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Pushbutton Gerrymanders: How computers changed redistricting

Micah Altman Karin Mac Donald, McDonald M

Party Lines: Competition, Partisanship, and Congressional Redistricting (2005)

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Point, Click and Vote: The Future of Internet Voting (book review)

Altman M

Journal of E-Government (2004)

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A Bayesian approach to detecting electoral manipulation

Altman M

Political Geography (2002)

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Numerical issues in statistical computing for the social scientist

Altman M, Gill J, McDonald M

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Usability testing of the {Virtual Data Center}

Hovater J, an Micheal Krot M, M D, Holland I

Second ACM+IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (in usability workshop) (2002)

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UNF, software version 1.13

Altman M

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Choosing Reliable Statistical Software

Altman M, McDonald M

PS Political Science Politics (2002)

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A review of JMP 4.03 with special attention to its numerical accuracy

Altman M

American Statistician (2002)

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Traditional Districting Principles : Judicial Myths Vs . Reality

Altman M

Social Science History (1998)

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Open Research Questions on Information and Technology in Global and Domestic Politics – Beyond 'E-'

Altman M, Rogerson K, U D

PS Political Science Politics (2008)

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The Promise and Perils of Computers in Redistricting

Altman M, MCDONALD M

Duke J Const Law Pub Poly (2010)

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Is automation the answer: The computational complexity of automated redistricting

Altman M

Rutgers Computer and Law Technology Journal (1997)

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The Limitations of Quantitative Methods for Analyzing Gerrymanders: Indicia, Algorithms, Statistics and Revealed Preference

Altman M, McDonald M

Social Science Research Network (2007)

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A digital library for the dissemination and replication of quantitative social science research: the Virtual Data Center

Altman M, Andreev L, Diggory M, King G, Sone A, Verba S et al.

Social Science Computer Review (2001)

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Open source software for libraries: from Greenstone to the Virtual Data Center and beyond

Altman M

IASSIST Quarterly (2001)

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An Introduction to the Special Volume on Political Methodology

Altman M, Fox J, Jackman S

Journal Of Statistical Software (2011)

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A Prototype Platform for Policy-Based Archival Replication

Altman M, Beecher B, Crabtree J

Against the Grain (2009)

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Modeling the effect of mandatory district compactness on partisan gerrymanders

Altman M

Political Geography (1998)

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A Fingerprint Method for Scientific Data Verification

Altman M

Proceedings of the International Conference on Systems Computing Sciences and Software Engineering 2007 (2008)

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From Crayons to Computers: The Evolution of Computer Use in Redistricting

Altman M, MacDonald K, McDonald M

Social Science Computer Review (2005)

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Transformative Effects of NDIIPP, the Case of the Henry A. Murray Archive

Altman M

Library Trends (2009)

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Replication with Attention to Numerical Accuracy

Altman M, McDonald M

Political Analysis (2003)

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Digital Preservation Through Archival Collaboration: The Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences

Altman M, Crabtree J, Donakowski D, Maynard M, Pienta A, Young C

The American Archivist (2009)

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Digital Preservation through Archival Collaboration: The Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences

Altman M

American Archivist (2009)

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A Proposed Standard for the Scholarly Citation of Quantitative Data

Altman M, King G

DLib Magazine (2007)

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Professional experience

Non Resident Senior Fellow

The Brookings Institution

May 2010 - Present

Associate Director, Harvard-MIT Data Center

Harvard University

Present

Director of Research & Head/Scientist, Program on Information Research -- MIT Libraries

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Present

Archival Director

Murray Research Archive, Harvard University

Present

Senior Research Scientist, IQSS

Harvard University

February 2012

Member of the Technical Staff (Software Developer, HPC)

Silicon Graphics

January 1990 - August 1992 (2 years 7 months)

Education history

Harvard University

Postdoctoral Fellow

Present

California Institute of Technology

Ph.D.

August 1992 - June 1998 (5 years 10 months)

Brown University

A.B., Computers Science; A.B. Political Philosohpy

August 1985 - June 1989 (3 years 10 months)