UVA Data Science for the Public Good

The Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) Young Scholars program is a summer immersive program held at the Biocomplexity Institute’s Social and Decision Analytics division (SDAD). In its seventh year, the program engages students from across the country to work together on projects that address state, federal, and local government challenges around critical social issues relevant in the world today. DSPG young scholars conduct research at the intersection of statistics, computation, and the social sciences to determine how information generated within every community can be leveraged to improve quality of life and inform public policy. For more information on program highlights, how to apply, and our annual symposium, please visit the official Biocomplexity DSPG website.

Fairfax County 2020 DSPG Team Members

Susweta Ray (Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Sarah McDonald (Marymount University, School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Education and School of Business and Technology), Owen Hart (Economics & Data Science, University of California, Berkeley), and Sean Pietrowicz (Not Shown, Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame)

UVA SDAD Team Members

SDAD: Teja Pristavec (Project Lead, Research Assistant Professor), Brandon Kramer (Postdoctoral Research Associate), Kathryn Linehan (Research Scientist), Joy Tobin (Principal Scientist), Stephanie Shipp (Deputy Director and Research Professor), and Sallie Keller (Division Direction and Distinguished Professor)

Project Sponsors/Stakeholders

County of Fairfax, Virginia

We want to send a special thanks to Michelle Gregory and Sophia Dutton for their prolonged support and engagement on this project as well as Stephen Tarditi, David Kelley and John Blair from Fairfax’s Economic Development Authory for their engagement with our team this summer.