Research Projects

Digital Scholars Lab: A Technology Pipeline for Youth of Color

The Digital Scholars Lab (DSL) is a six-week summer fellowship serving as a pipeline for high school and college-aged students from marginalized communities in New York City to enter the field of technology. The fellowship will provide interdisciplinary exposure to technology as a field of study, including tangible research skills used to impact change in their own communities through creative arts, social science, and technology research.

Pathways to Recruitment

Identifying and comparing social indicators of gang violence and recruitment in a Chicago Twitter data set with ISIS engagement using qualitative analysis and natural language processing.

Gang Ontology Project

The Gang Otology Project focuses on extracting information from images posted on social media by gang involved youth in order to find out where help or other forms of intervention might be necessary.