Jacob Dice is a researcher and student passionate about the intersection of computer science and economics. Jacob is a Research Associate at the Kansas City Federal Reserve and is concurrently pursuing his Masters in Computer Science at Georgia Tech. In 2019, he graduated from William Jewell College in Kansas City, Missouri with a BA in Economics, a BA in Physics (with honors) and a minor in Mathematics.

Research Publications

Drought Risk to the Agriculture Sector – David Rodziewicz and Jacob Dice, Economic Review (December 2020)

Housing Market Value Impairment from Future Sea-level Rise Inundation – David Rodziewicz, Christopher Amante, Jacob Dice, and Eugene Wahl, Research Working Paper (July 2020)

Understanding the Recent Rise in Municipal Bond Yields – Huixin Bi, W. Blake Marsh, Jacob Dice, and Chaitri Gulati, Economic Bulletin (May 2020)

Did Local Factors Contribute to the Decline in Bank Branches? – Rajdeep Sengupta and Jacob Dice, Economic Review (July 2019)

Masters Coursework

Machine Learning for Trading (CS7646)

Reinforcement Learning (CS7642)

Computer Networks (CS6250)

Artificial Intelligence for Robotics (CS7638)

Knowlege Based Artificial Intelligence (CS7637)

Work Experience

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Research Associate II (2019-Present): Jacob currently works in the banking and financial markets group. In this role, he uses high performance computing clusters to analyze regulatory banking data, study the effects of climate on financial markets, and provide policy support to the economic research staff.

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Python Support Intern (Summer 2018): Jacob created extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes for external data sets for use in policy research.

Kansas City University Venture Partnership (2017-2018): In his last two years of college, Jacob was an associate at the Kansas City University Venture Partnership (now UVF Crossroads), a student-led venture finance program in collaboration with Royal Street Ventures and the Kauffman Foundation. At KCUVP, Jacob gained experience in venture capital, angel investing, and private equity. Through this program, he worked with numerous startups in the KC community and abroad.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City – IT Intern (Summer 2017): Over the summer of 2017, Jacob worked on a multitude of IT and business intelligence projects at BlueKC. Here is a brief overview of his work:

    • Utilized Google Analytics to assess the BlueKC member portal
    • Placed 2nd in an internal hackathon with a redesigned member portal interface
    • Created aggregated visualizations and reports from Google Analytics data

Research Experience

NSF Fluid Dynamics Research at William Jewell College (2017-2018): Jacob used computatational models of a Hele-Shaw cell to determine regimes in which fluid behavior switches between a Rayleigh-Taylor and double diffusion instability.

Pillsbury Summer Scholar at William Jewell College (June-August 2015): Jacob performed research in viscous fluid dynamics, mentored by Dr. Patrick Bunton. He worked in an astronomical research environment for one week operating a telescope in Flagstaff, Arizona studying the orbit frequency of eclipsing binary stars.

St. Louis University (June-July 2015): Jacob worked on a project at St. Louis University during his time as a Pillsbury Scholar.  This was a project in collaboration with Dr. Patrick Bunton and Dr. Istvan Kiss. Through this project, Jacob utilized imaging techniques to research the effects of non-laminar fluid flow on a microfluidic system.

Interests and Hobbies

PADI Open Water Dive Certified: Jacob has his open water dive and Nitrox enriched air certifications. In the future, Jacob hopes to take advantage of this ability to explore wildlife and other attractions underwater in the United States and abroad.

Contact Me

Email: jdice@jacobdice.com

LinkedIn: Jacob Dice