McCourt School of Public Policy
Massive Data Institute

The Massive Data Institute

The Massive Data Institute (MDI) at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy harnesses modern data and computing power to produce cutting edge research and improve public policy decision making.

MDI works with researchers in government, academia, and industry to solve societal-scale problems using novel and traditional large-scale data sources. MDI’s strategic partnerships promote community and innovation across the health, social, computer, and data sciences.

Advancing Research

The Massive Data Institute (MDI) at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy serves to advance research for faculty at Georgetown and beyond.

How MDI is Advancing Research
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Shaping the Policy Conversation

In addition to cutting-edge technical research, the Massive Data Institute seeks to impact the policy conversation through partnerships with government and research projects focused on the most pressing public policy issues.

How MDI is Shaping The Policy Conversation
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Improving Data-Driven Policy Making

At the McCourt School of Public Policy, we believe that the power of data to serve society can only be fully realized if the public is convinced that their information is being used in an ethical and an appropriate manner.

How MDI is Improving Data-Driven Policy Making

Resources and Training

At the MDI, we believe in providing educational and training opportunities to students, researchers, staff, faculty, and practitioners on issues related to data governance, data linkage, and census data products.

Understanding the Policy Implications of Statistics

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MDI works with researchers in government, academia, and industry to solve societal-scale problems using novel and traditional large-scale data sources. MDI’s strategic partnerships promote community and innovation across the health, social, computer, and data sciences.

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