Projects

MIT Policy Hackathon

Policy hackathon logo

I helped organize the MIT Policy Hackathon, a one of a kind event which brought data science and policy students together to tackle public interest challenges. Our first event, Data to Decisions, was held in Spring 2018. The second event is being held in October 2018 as part of Boston’s HUBweek.

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Net neutrality comment analysis

I examined all (20 million+) comments from the FCC’s comment filing system to learn more about fake comment filing practices on both sides of the net neutrality debate. I also wrote about it: post one, follow-up.

(Mentions: one, two).


PGH Next Bus

I wrote the very first mobile app for tracking busses in Pittsburgh, PA. I also made a companion Python API for the service. It was first to market in PGH, 10K+ installs in App Store and Play Store. (No longer maintained.)


ACM Code of Ethics poster

Ethics are important! I created a poster version of the ACM Code of Ethics for computing professionals and it got blessed by @ACMEthics.


Thistle yearbook

The Thistle was founded in 1901, just one year after Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Technical Schools for the youth of Pittsburgh. I was editor-in-chief (2015-16) and photo editor (2014-15).

Smaller projects + code

“T Access” Web Tool

I created a tool that helps Green Line riders in Boston with accessibility needs figure out where to board at stations.

Boston transit data

I always find data sets on public transit interesting to play with. For example, I visualized incidents on Boston’s Red Line in 2016.

Crisis @ CMU Model UN conference

Back in 2013, I helped found and run a unique Model United Nations conference hosted at Carnegie Mellon for high school participants. I helped plan logistics, sessions, and acted as staff for the conference’s first 3 iterations.

Carnegie Mellon web tools

I built a search function for Carnegie Mellon’s course evaluations, a textbook list generator, and parser for our ancient 80-column text academic audit.

Air quality monitor

As part of an electronics and fabrication course, I created an internet-connected air quality monitor and associated app which monitor the particulate density in the surrounding air.