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.

July 27, 2017

Saving the U.S. Census: Biocomplexity Institute’s Sallie Keller Featured in Science Magazine

As a lead researcher on the JASON report, Sallie Keller's team was tasked with finding ways to make the census more cost-effective without sacrificing data quality. Their findings chart a path forward for 2030.

May 15, 2017

Top Students Selected for Summer Program that Will Help Shape Government Policy

An intensive summer program pulls together undergraduate, graduate and postdoc students from multiple disciplines to find solutions to some of the most pressing social issues of our time. The Data Science for Public Good (DSPG) program is a joint effort of the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech and the Honors College.

May 09, 2017

Undergraduates Assist Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory in Economic Impact Study

A new effort to assess the cost-efficiency of open-source software, led by the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech’s Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, was carried out with assistance from undergraduate students at the university’s Blacksburg campus.

May 01, 2017

Institute Recognizes Exceptional Contributions and Research Excellence

Looking back on an academic year of significant scientific accomplishments, the Biocomplexity Institute community recognized two team members for playing a special role in our success: Anil Vullikanti and Maureen Lawrence-Kuether.

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.

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