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Public Interest Technology

Research for the Public Good

Public interest technology employs big data and the latest technology for the public good through focused research, curriculum development, and experiential learning programs, in order to inspire a new generation of civic-minded technologists and policy leaders.


Health/Sustainable Development

Improving community health and environmental conditions through data and technology.


Social/Cultural Impacts and Ethics

How society and technology influence each other; ethical implications of technological innovation; and sustainable innovation.


Cyber Security and Data Protection

Research on national security; legal issues related to security and big data; and social media analytics.