Data Science

Related Faculty

Morgan G. Ames
Assistant Professor of Practice
Alumni (MIMS 2006)
Science and technology studies; computer-supported cooperative work and social computing; education; anthropology; youth technocultures; ideology and inequity; critical data science
Daniel Aranki
Assistant Professor of Practice
Predictive medicine; artificial intelligence; machine learning; tele-health; information disclosure; privacy; security.
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Associate Professor
Natural language processing, computational social science, machine learning, digital humanities
Coye Cheshire
Professor
Trust, social exchange, social psychology, and information exchange
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Professor
Biosensory computing; climate informatics; information economics and policy
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Associate Professor (I School and Computer Science)
Data management, interactive or human-in-the-loop data analytics, information visualization, crowdsourcing, data science

Recent Publications

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May 15, 2022

During the pandemic in the United States, there has been considerably more interest in home abortions than in minimally or nonclinically supported self-abortions. As access barriers to in-person abortion care increase due to legal restrictions and COVID-19–related disruptions, individuals may be turning to the internet for information and services on out-of-clinic medication abortions. Google searches allow us to explore timely population-level interest in this topic and assess its implications.

Mar 16, 2022

Here we show that data from mobile phone networks can improve the targeting of humanitarian assistance.

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Data Science news

David Bamman

David Bamman’s BookNLP project will receive funding from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) to expand its scope to include German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish languages.

Daniel Alvarez

MIDS student Daniel Alvarez developed text-based similarity algorithms for the UN World Food Programme to support cash-based relief delivery.

Man in Bangladesh wearing a face mask

In recent weeks, Prof. Joshua Blumenstock has worked with policymakers in Togo, Nigeria, and Bangladesh to focus the power of advanced technology on pandemic relief.

Aditya Parameswaran

Assistant Professor Aditya Parameswaran has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2020 ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference for his joint paper: “ShapeSearch: A Flexible and Efficient System for Shape-based Exploration of Trendlines.”

Josh Blumenstock

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, hundreds of millions of citizens of low-income countries are being left without work or income. Assistant Professor Joshua Blumenstock discusses new methods to combat this.

Hany Farid

Despite growing sentiments that deepfakes are the “dog that never barked,” Hany Farid believes the worst is yet to come.

Photo via CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Professors Hany Farid and Joshua Blumenstock have been awarded seed funding for their projects designed to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.

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