Massive Data Subject of First McCourt School of Public Policy Panel

October 9, 2013 – Georgetown continued its celebration of the new McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP) today with a panel discussion on the role massive data plays in global, interdisciplinary, evidence-based public policy.

Yesterday, the university formally launched new school, which will house a Massive Data Institute. The new institute will use large data sets to increase understanding of society and human behavior with the aim of improving public policy decision-making.

MSPP Dean Edward Montgomery said during today’s event that the Internet revolution has transformed the way researches evaluate data.

Using Big Data