Results for: Public Policy

sallie keller and gizem korkmaz

September 15, 2017

Biocomplexity Institute Launches Effort to Help Government Embrace Data Science

A growing number of government agencies seeking to expand the role big data plays in their day-to-day operations. Since launching Data Science for the Public Good in 2015, the Biocomplexity Institute has expanded this program to serve five Virginia counties, regional agencies like the Washington Metropolitian Area Transit Authority, and national organizations like the US Army Research Institute.

June 01, 2017

Vaccinating Kids Early During Flu Season Could Have Surprising Economic Impact, New Study Suggests

Researchers used a simulated flu outbreak to measure how targeting certain populations for vaccination can benefit society at large.

April 27, 2017

Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, Arlington County Team Up

Data analytics can help save lives. Case in point: Biocomplexity Institute researchers and local officials in Arlington County, Virginia, joined forces to increase fire safety and improve emergency 911 response times.

April 05, 2017

“Color-blind” Sentencing Can’t Cure Racial Bias in US Criminal Justice System, New Study Suggests

By re-creating real-world incarceration trends within a computational model, Virginia Tech researchers have created a toolset that can estimate how a set of criminal justice reforms will impact overall rates of imprisonment.

March 11, 2016

Award-winning App Reveals Where Resources are Most Needed in Weather Emergencies

When extreme weather strikes, isolated populations often find themselves vulnerable in the face of environmental hazards and limited access to disaster relief resources. But PIE Viz, a new tool developed by the Population Health Sciences Department and theBiocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, could help disaster planners address these risks before they happen.