Selen Berkman (ECE, CompSci), Sammy Garland (Math), and Aaron VanSteinberg (CompSci, English) spent ten weeks undertaking a data-driven analysis of the representation of women in film and in the film industry, with special attention to a metric called the Bechdel Test. They worked with data from a number of sources, including fivethirtyeight.com and the-numbers.com.
Would you like to know what influences patients’ medical decisions when outcomes are uncertain? Using a big data approach, we will explore a large number of physician-patient conversations and disentangle the complex decision-making process. Students will be introduced not only to data science but also to behavioral research and aspects of communication in healthcare. This work will inform physicians on how to reduce overutilization of unnecessary interventions and ensure the well-being of patients.