Over ten weeks, Public Policy major Amy Jiang and Mathematics and Computer Science major Kelly Zhang joined forces with Economics Masters student Amirhossein Khoshro to investigate academic hiring patterns across American universities, as well as analyzing the educational background of faculty. They worked closely with Academic Analytics, a provider of data and solutions for universities in the U.S. and the U.K.
Project Results: The team created interactive visualizations, in both R Shiny and Tableau, of the trajectories taken between degree-granting institutions and academic hiring locations.
These were overlaid with visualizations of the job markets for graduates at different academic levels and in different academic fields.
Sponsored by Academic Analytics
Faculty Lead: Peter Lange
Client Lead: Anthony Olejniczak from Academic Analytics
Project Manager: Josh Bruce
“I realized that preparing the data itself is a lot of work and needs creative ideas to get it done efficiently.” — Amirhossein Khoshro, Economics and Computation