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Peter York

BCT Partners
Chief Data Scientist
Peter York is BCT Partner’s Chief Data Scientist. He has over 20 years of experience in research, evaluation and data analytics, as well as serving as a national spokesperson for social impact and impact measurement issues for the government, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Mr. York has authored book chapters and published academic and professional peer-reviewed articles on the use of machine learning algorithms with administrative data to build predictive, prescriptive and rigorous evaluation models. This includes a book, “Funder’s Guide to Evaluation: Leveraging Evaluation to Improve Nonprofit Effectiveness;” a book chapter, “The Application of Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning to Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice;” and other articles, peer-reviewed publications and papers on the topic of the use of big data and machine learning for evaluation. He is a popular speaker on evaluation and data science/analytics, presenting regularly at the American Evaluation Association, Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Data Analysts for Social Good, Monitoring Evaluation Research & Learning, and more.