Data Science

Investing in Penn’s data science ecosystem

Through the Innovation in Data Engineering and Science Initiative, Penn aims to become a leader in data-driven approaches that can transform scientific discovery, engineering research, and technological innovation.

Erica K. Brockmeier

In the News

KQED Radio (San Francisco)

How Twitter became one of the world’s preferred platforms for sharing ideas

PIK Professor Desmond Upton Patton says that Twitter has issues that need to be fixed, but that the tool has more hope and potential than negativity.


The Washington Post

How The Post gathered and analyzed data for its series on Black NFL coaches

Janice Madden of the School of Arts & Sciences used visual evaluation to determine the racial makeup of the NFL coaches dataset she supplied to The Washington Post.


Seattle Times

Amazon is becoming a health care company. What does that mean for you?

Louiza Kalokairinou of the Perelman School of Medicine raises concerns about data-amassing companies like Amazon gaining access to sensitive health information and insurance records.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Many people don’t know basic facts about monkeypox, making them susceptible to public health messaging but also to conspiracy theories

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center believes that the high number of people unsure about monkeypox represents an opportunity for persuasive public health messaging.