UVA Data Science for the Public Good Program

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.

Halifax County: Factors of Incarceration and Recidivism

DSPG Team Members

Finn Roberts, Fellow

University of Minnesota

Biostatistics, Geographic Information Systems

Riya Berry, Intern

University of California, Berkeley

Data Science, Interdisciplinary Studies

Ellen Graham, Intern

Macalester College

Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science

Mychala Walker, Intern

Virginia State University

Political Science

Project Sponsors/Stakeholders

Sonya Furgurson, District Director, Halifax Central
Hunter Martin, Extension Agent, 4H Youth Development, Halifax Central