Litmus Data For Justice Fellows Speak

on Their Applied-Research Experience


Litmus Data for Justice Student Fellows and NYU Center for Data Science (CDS) MS students Raj Choudhary and Xu Han were interviewed by CDS about their experience developing the online Indicator Tool and Women’s Data Dashboard for IDOC in partnership with the Women’s Justice Institute. On how they got involved:

Professor Angela Hawken came to the CDS Spring Research Fair 2022 to look for students for her first cohort of “Data for Justice Summer Fellows,” to work on a variety of applied-research projects making use of data from their criminal-justice project partners. We were interested in using our skillset to work on a project with a social impact, and her portfolio of projects resonated with us. We applied to join for the summer and were assigned to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) team to build an interactive dashboard to help both the agency and the public better understand their prison and parole population data.

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