Our students and faculty have a tendency to make waves. We highlight our media presence here.

Recent Mentions

Join SDG Fund Project Team

The UN works to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Guided by instructor, Dr. Charlie Riemann, the QMSS project team worked Peishan Li, Qinyue (Hailey) Hao, Jasmine Hwang, Dan Li, Rina Shin, Connie Xu, Hanyu Zhang, Zhiwen Huang, Cara Latinazo, Xingchen (Stark) Li, Soobin Oh, Lizabeth Singh, Mengying Xu, and Tianqing Zhou to develop a model that could define and measure linkages and networks of SDG and see how much SDG linkages and, or networks progress over time. You can read about the project in full HERE.

Measuring the Integration and Network Effect of the SDGs

Published on the SDG Join Fund Blog on December 6th, 2021. 

Becca Siegel

Becca is a data scienctist active in the political space. She is currently the Chief Analytics Officer at Biden for President. You can connect with her via her LinkedIn page HERE.

Election Night with Biden’s Data Guru

Published in the New York Magazine on November 18th, 2020

Manu Singh

Manu is a Research Specialist with Princeton University. Her recent Data Fellowship with UN OCHA is featured in this article. You can connect with her via her LinkedIn page HERE.

Can Crisis Response be Faster, Cheaper, and Better with Automated Funding Allocations?

Published in the Centre for Humdata Blog on October 15th, 2018.

You can watch a video about Manu's work on this project HERE.

Connor Wahrman

Connor is a social science researcher with experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative analysis for academic and private sector use. You can connect with him via his LinkedIn page HERE.

Steven Andrew McAlpine

Steven is the Head of Data Science at First Street Foundation and has spent his career determining the tangible impact of real-world actions.

Flooding Risk Knocks $7 Billion Off Home Values, Study Finds

Published in the Wall Street Journal on August 25th, 2018.

This story was also featured on ​​Axios, Bloomberg, and CNN.

Hannah Fresques

Hannah is a data reporter at ProPublica. She previously worked as a data fellow at ProPublica and in education policy research with MDRC, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization specializing in random assignment program evaluation. She holds a master’s degree in quantitative methods for social sciences from Columbia University, where her coursework focused on applied statistics, research methodology and data science.

Here's How ProPublica Analyzed Bud Frazier's Medicare Outcomes

Published in ProPublica on June 22, 2018

Since this story was published, Medicare announced plans to cut funding to the heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke's starting in August: Medicare to Terminate Funding for St. Luke’s Heart Transplant Program in Houston

Sean McElwee

Sean is a current QMSS student. He is the co-founder of Data for Progress and essayist whose work has also been featured in Politico, The New Republic, Al Jazeera, Quartz, The Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The American Prospect, The Week, The Nation, Vox, Salon and Boston Review

The Rising Racial Liberalism of Democratic Voters

Published in The New York Times on May 23, 2018

Rachael Dottle

Rachael is a QMSS alumna and associate visual journalist for FiveThirtyEight

How To Win A Trade War

Published in FiveThirtyEight on May 28, 2018

Schinria Islam

Schinria is a quantitative and qualitative people researcher who is passionate about deriving data-driven insights to shed light on human behavior and help organizations realize their opportunities and maximize their future impact.

Schinria Islam Uses Data Science for Social Science Insights at Uber

Published by the Columbia University Data Science Institute on June 11, 2018

Bob Filbin

Bob is Chief Data Scientist at Crisis Text Line. He specializes in the application of behavioral psychology to questions of data collection, analysis, & reporting, to make sure data leads to strategic actions. He has written for the Harvard Business Review and Medium, and was named one of Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40 in 2016.

Elan Kriegel

Elan is a data scientist and the cofounder of BlueLabs, an analytics and technology company based in Washington, DC. Before joining BlueLabs, Mr. Kriegel was the Battleground States Analytics Director for Obama for America.

Awards Dinner Celebrates Contributions of GSAS Alumni

Published by Columbia GSAS News on June 6, 2018

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