Robert Chew

Research Data Scientist


  • MS, North Carolina State University
  • BA, Oberlin College

Rob Chew is a versatile data scientist with more than three years of research consulting experience. He uses his training in information retrieval, data management, predictive analytics, text mining, applied econometrics, big data methodologies, and data visualization to help solve complex data problems in public health, social science, and environmental applications.

Prior to joining RTI, Mr. Chew worked as an environmental economist at Abt Associates specializing in water, energy, and climate change. In addition to conducting cost-benefit analysis for several national-scale Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, he used his data modeling skills to develop a scenario model for forecasting greenhouse gas emissions for the Massachusetts solid waste sector and contributed to economy-wide input-output models for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).