Mission of Orlin Research

The mission of Orlin Research, Inc., is to produce software products that multiply the power and efficiency of empirical research in the social sciences. Our goals are to expand access to complex data sources and to advance the methods of scientific investigation used to analyze them. The company was established in 2005 by Catherine Ruggles and Steven Ruggles.


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Sara Armstrong

Vice President of Software Development

Sara Armstrong has spent over 20 years architecting and managing the development of complex software products. Over the course of her career, Sara has worked in all facets of software system development—including design, management, engineering, and training—in a number of different markets, and she has been responsible for multiple successful product releases.

Sara began her career working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she helped develop software for space and military computer systems and was responsible for user interactions and management briefings. Quickly rising from technical lead positions to senior management, she later worked at Enterworks and WebPutty on projects involving intelligent data management and transformation.

Sara joined Orlin Research in 2008, where she draws on her extensive experience as a software systems architect. At Orlin, Sara is responsible for system design, quality assurance, and team management in the development of the Orlin Data System.


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