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Jonathan Briganti

Focuses on student-driven consulting group, called DataBridge, for data and research practices across Virginia Tech. They train students in a variety of data-driven skills (cleaning, collection, database development, visualization, programming, etc) alongside client/consulting skills, and then give students the opportunity to solve ill-defined problems with immediate real world applications. This model allows for students to gain experience in transdisciplinary teams and projects that directly stem from the fantastic research happening at VT. Clients, typically researchers across the VT community, also receive help, scripts, and support for their research. As students enter a world where data is king it is crucial they learn to develop practical solutions and workflows surrounding data science. Some example projects students have assisted on is: creating an open repository for the data surrounding the opioid epidemic, assisting in longitudinal analysis of mental health data in older adults, preparing tools for field work where internet access is limited, and much more.

Focuses on student-driven consulting group, called DataBridge, for data and research practices across Virginia Tech. They train students in a variety of data-driven skills (cleaning, collection, database development, visualization, programming, etc) alongside client/consulting skills, and then give students the opportunity to solve ill-defined problems with immediate real world applications. This model allows for students to gain experience in transdisciplinary teams and projects that directly stem from the fantastic research happening at VT. Clients, typically researchers across the VT community, also receive help, scripts, and support for their research. As students enter a world where data is king it is crucial they learn to develop practical solutions and workflows surrounding data science. Some example projects students have assisted on is: creating an open repository for the data surrounding the opioid epidemic, assisting in longitudinal analysis of mental health data in older adults, preparing tools for field work where internet access is limited, and much more.