Software Development and Statistical Analysis

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Parus Analytics, LLC is a small consulting firm specializing in software development and statistical analysis.

We host the site and the Worldwide Atrocities Dataset for the Political Instability Task Force.


Parus Analytics is in fact a very small consulting firm specializing in the development of data and software for the analysis and forecasting of political conflict. The owner and—at present—sole employee has been involved in a number of major forecasting projects in the U.S., including the multi-agency Political Instability Task Force, the DARPA Integrated Conflict Early Warning System, and the IARPA ACE Good Judgment Project.

Parus Analytics is an LLC registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Philip A. Schrodt

Philip Schrodt is a senior research scientist at the statistical consulting firm Parus Analytics. He received an M.A. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University in 1976, and has held permanent academic positions at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Kansas, and Northwestern University. He has also held research appointments in the United Kingdom and Norway, and has taught and done field research in the Middle East. Dr. Schrodt's major areas of research are quantitative models of political conflict and computational political methodology. His current research focuses on predicting political change using statistical and pattern recognition methods, research that has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the U.S. government's multi-agency Political Instability Task Force. Dr. Schrodt has published more than 90 articles in political science, is past president and a fellow of the Society for Political Methodology, and his Kansas Event Data System computer program won the “Outstanding Computer Software Award” from the American Political Science Association in 1995.

Link to Philip Schrodt's CV