BDSS-IGERT Affiliate Mitchell Goist named Data Science for Social Good Fellow

Mitch Goist has been named a fellow in the 2017 Data Science for Social Good Program at the University of Washington eScience Institute.

The UW DSSG program "brings together data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for societal benefit. Modeled after similar programs at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech, with elements from our own Data Science Incubator, sixteen DSSG Student Fellows [were] selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects. This year’s projects will have an applied social good dimension and broadly address questions related to social science, human services, public policy, criminal justice, environmental impacts, and urban informatics."

Read more about Mitch and the 2017 DSSG Program, and follow their project progress, on the 2017 DSSG blog.

Mitch is a graduate student in the Penn State Political Science PhD program and Social Data Analytics (SoDA) graduate minor, served as a Quantitative Social Science Initiative (QuaSSI) predoc, and is a BDSS-IGERT Affiliate.