Lexical Intelligence provides software and services related to understanding and processing scientific information content to assist policy and decision makers.Capabilities Statement
Aviva is Lexical's resident science policy analyst and economist, where she focuses on the development of novel techniques for estimating the costs associated with conducting research, linking costs with productivity, and conducting analyses to make research funding more cost effective. Before joining Lexical, Aviva worked as an Assistant Policy Analyst at RAND Corporation while completing her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her dissertation used empirical economic methods to examine the relationship between federal research funding and academic productivity. As a RAND employee, she worked on projects that included an international comparison of R&D investments for carbon capture technology, estimating the societal costs associated with natural gas development from fracking, developing recommendations to build national science capacity in Japan and Qatar, and quantifying the economic impacts of the military in Hawaii.
Aviva earned a prior Ph.D. in Chemistry from Cornell University.
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