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Data and Decisions

Our team seeks to advance the human condition and society with better decisions through data.

Data and Decisions, Destination Areas, Virginia Tech

Data and Decisions Request for Concepts

Selection Completed

The three proposals selected (below) include collaborations with faculty from five of the colleges within Virginia Tech: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Science, Engineering, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine.

  • Employing Interpolative Matrix Decompositions for Extracting Insights from Historical Textual Data Edward J.K. Gitre (Department of History) with Mark Embree (Department of Mathematics).
  • OSINT for Good (O4G): Preparing Under-Represented Students for Data Science Careers with Open Source Intelligence Training Kurt Luther (Department of Computer Science) with Aaron Brantly (Department of Political Science) and David Hicks (School of Education).
  • Uncovering the mechanisms of West Nile virus dynamics: A mathematical-computational-experimental interdisciplinary approach Nisha Duggal (Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology) with Stanca Ciupe (Department of Mathematics) and Paul Siegel (Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences).

DD News

VTNews: Using big data to optimize the Washington, D.C., transit system
Brian Mayer, a research associate in the Discovery Analytics Center, partners with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to use big data to help the Metro run more efficiently.
February 25, 2020

Market Watch: Do you use Times New Roman? People might think you’re a Trump supporter, according to this study

January 29, 2020

Photo courtesy of Market Watch.

CNN: In these polarized times, people see even fonts as liberal or conservative

January 28, 2020

Photo courtesy of CNN.