Results for: Data Science for the Public Good

September 18, 2018

Data Science for the Public Good Launches Future Research

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.

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.

August 01, 2016

Criteria for Open Data Portals Offer Best Practices for Websites

Students in the Biocomplexity Institute's Data Science for the Public Good program have created a comprehensive set of recommendations to help scientists and policymakers design efficient, accessible open data portals.

July 29, 2016

Students Share Data Analytics Research With Virginia County to Improve Efficiency

As a group of Virginia Tech student fellows wrap up their data analytics work in a Washington, D.C. suburb, county leaders there are ready to put their findings to test. Learn more about the Biocomplexity Institute's Data Science for the Public Good program and how its findings are being applied to improve local communities.

July 21, 2016

Virginia County Pilots Data Analytics Project That Could Serve as a National Model

Data scholars from Virginia Tech are working with Arlington County, Virginia, to help make leaders make smarter, data-driven decisions.

June 28, 2016

Student Fellows in National Capital Region Learn to Apply Data to Solutions for the Public Good

The Biocomplexity Institute's Data Science for the Public Good program teaches students how to sift through vast amounts of information related to public safety, employment, and the provision of services to discover how communities can become more efficient and sustainable.