The 2019 Harvard College Open Data Project Team

About the Team

Founded in 2016, HODP has grown from a small team of data enthusiasts to a group of 40+ dedicated members investigating data on a variety of issues on campus. We've analyzed blocking group clustering, built a Crimson sports tracking webapp, developed an interactive crime map, and more. We’re committed to giving individuals the freedom to explore and providing them the support to do so.

We’re open to people of all backgrounds and experience levels, so if you finish the bootcamp and complete the assignments you’ll become a full member of the organization. We’d love for you to join us.

Board

PRESIDENT, Currier 2021

Kevin Bi

I'm a junior in Currier studying Applied Math with a focus in Economics. I joined HODP because I'm passionate about using data to analyze real world issues. In my free time, I like to read, play card games, and watch sports.
VICE PRESIDENT, Adams 2021

Lucy Li

I'm a junior in Adams studying applied math with a focus in economics. Outside of HODP, I enjoy watching trashy TV, reading FiveThirtyEight, and playing violin.
VICE PRESIDENT, Currier 2021

Seth Billiau

I’m a junior from Grand Rapids, Michigan, living Currier House and studying statistics and government. If I'm not at a HODP meeting, you can probably find me singing Bass II in the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum or TF'ing Stat 110.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER, Kirkland 2022

Leo Saenger

I'm a sophomore interested in statistics, economics, politics, and using design to explore the intersections between the three. Outside of HODP, I volunteer with HCMUD and run on the Charles.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER, Dunster 2022

Ashley Wong

I'm a sophomore from Sydney living in Dunster! Outside of HODP I enjoy tennis, dance, as well as learning (and forgetting) languages.
PUBLISHER, Dunster 2022

Melissa Kwan

Hey! I'm a sophomore in Dunster studying computer science and philosophy. On HODP, I've been learning about interactive visualizations and working to redesign the website. In my free time, I like to play recreational sports, do crossword puzzles, and listen to music on my phone speaker.
ASSOCIATE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR, Dunster 2022

Alex Rankine

Sophomore from Maryland/California studying CS/linguistics. Among other things, I CA for CS50 and tutor in Boston every week or so.
CONTENT DIRECTOR, Eliot 2021

Terry Ni

I'm in Eliot House, and I study Applied Math. I love playing with data, art, walking around, cats and turtles, mysteries, and random, one-off campus activities.
ASSOCIATE CONTENT DIRECTOR, Adams 2022

Sahana Srinivasan

I'm a sophomore in Adams studying computer science, and I'm interested in data, journalism, and and their intersection. Outside of HODP, I work with the homeless shelter, HCCG, and WiCS. I like watching comedy specials and baking cookies!
DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL RELATIONS, Kirkland 2021

Olivia Bryant

I’m a statistics concentrator from Kirkland House, originally hailing from Canterbury, UK. Outside of HODP you will find me behind a sewing machine, knitting, or keeping up with British politics.
TREASURER, Quincy 2022

Yijiang Zhao

I'm a sophomore in Quincy studying Applied Math with a focus in Economics and CS. Outside of HODP, I love going out to Boston and trying new restaurants, as well as play One Night Ultimate Werewolf and Catan.

Mentors

FACULTY MENTOR

Nick Sinai

Nick Sinai teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School and was the former deputy CTO of the US, where he helped relaunch Data.gov.
FACULTY MENTOR

Latanya Sweeney

Latanya Sweeney is a Professor of Government and Technology at Harvard.

Contributors

PRESIDENT EMERITUS, Mather 2020

Jeffrey He

Hi! I’m a currently a senior in Mather studying computer science. Outside of HODP, I'm a huge basketball fan, am involved in SMHL, and TF for CS182.
VICE PRESIDENT EMERITUS, Lowell 2020

Emma Ling

I'm a senior in Lowell studying computer science and sociology. When I'm not hacking on Harvard datasets, I love going on adventures in the great outdoors.
VICE PRESIDENT EMERITUS, Pforzheimer 2020

Stephen Moon

I'm a senior in Pforzheimer House studying statistics and economics. I love data, french fries, and card games, and am left handed.
CONTRIBUTOR, Currier 2020

Maddy Nakada

I am a CS and statistics concentrator living in Currier. I was drawn to HODP by its goal to make data more accessible to the public both through easily digestible articles as well as by formatting data for others to use. In my free time I enjoy running along the Charles.
CONTRIBUTOR, Leverett 2022

Lucy Liu

I'm a sophomore in Leverett concentrating in Applied Math. Besides data, I like long naps and modular origami.
CONTRIBUTOR, Quincy 2022

William Zhang

I'm a sophomore studying CS and Statistics. I like playing video games, and I'm from Birmingham, Alabama.
CONTRIBUTOR

Dasha Metropolitansky

I’m a sophomore planning on concentrating in Statistics. When I’m not at a HODP meeting, you can find me traveling the world for debate competitions, playing poker, or watching a cooking show.
CONTRIBUTOR, Currier 2021

Festus Ojo

I'm a junior in Currier interested in data, machine learning, and blockchain. Outside of HODP, I'm a huge fan of basketball, anime, and hip-hop.
CONTRIBUTOR, Quincy 2022

Eric Sun

I am a sophomore living in Quincy studying both Computer Science and Economics. Outside of HODP, I'm a big fan of fantasy football and baseball, the Office, and trying new foods!
CONTRIBUTOR, Dunster 2021

Claire Fridkin

I'm a junior in Dunster studying psychology and economics. Outside of HODP, I'm an associate editor for Satire V, a CA for GOV1005, and the IM Crew captain (row Moose). Ask me about my favorite celebrities!
CONTRIBUTOR, Adams 2020

Daniel Friedman

I'm a senior in Adams studying Statistics with a secondary in Economics. I'm interested in using data to answer questions about policy and sports. Outside of classes and HODP I'm either watching basketball or The Office
CONTRIBUTOR, Winthrop 2020

Justin Bassey

I'm currently a senior in Winthrop studying economics with a secondary in computer science. I play on the varsity basketball team, and love playing music.
CONTRIBUTOR, Leverett 2022

Rucha Joshi

Hi! I'm a sophomore from Austin, Texas planning on concentrating in either Statistics or Computer Science! Outside of HODP, I love napping and exploring coffee shops in the Square.
CONTRIBUTOR, Pforzheimer 2022

Jenny Gu

I'm a sophomore in Pfoho studying computer science. Outside of HODP, I enjoy playing tennis (badly) and watching sitcoms.
CONTRIBUTOR, Adams 2022

Neil Khurana

I'm a sophomore from Manlius, NY most likely studying Statistics with a Data Science focus. Outside of HODP, I enjoy spending time with friends, watching NFL football and discussing politics.
CONTRIBUTOR, Pforzheimer 2022

Vinay Kanumuri

I'm a sophomore in Pfoho studying Physics and Philosophy. Outside HODP, I enjoy good food, science fiction, and entrepreneurship.
CONTRIBUTOR, Weld 2023

Charles Onesti

I'm a Freshman planning to study Computer Science. I like to play sports and talk philosophy.
CONTRIBUTOR, Thayer 2023

Alex Cheng

I'm a freshman in Thayer concentrating in computer science. I'm originally from Salt Lake City, UT and I love the outdoors, soccer, and music.
CONTRIBUTOR

Moritz Pail

I'am a First-Year in Matthews potentially concentrating in Applied Math with a focus in Computer Science and Economics. I am originally from Vienna, Austria. Outside of HODP, I like to travel, do sports, and meet friends for coffee.
CONTRIBUTOR, Pennypacker 2023

Ethan Lee

I'm a first-year from Needham, MA planning to study computer science who loves soccer, coding, and writing!
CONTRIBUTOR, Grays 2023

Jenny Lu

I'm a first year from Austin, Texas thinking of concentrating in statistics. I love music, puppies, and being outdoors.
CONTRIBUTOR, Hurlbut 2023

Hana Wakamatsu

I'm a first year thinking of studying Applied Math or Computer Science
CONTRIBUTOR, Grays 2023

Kevin Huang

I'm a first-year from Eagan, Minnesota thinking of studying Math or Computer Science. In my free time, I like playing the piano and saxophone, haning with friends and watching anime.
CONTRIBUTOR, Straus 2023

Daniela Shuman

CONTRIBUTOR, Straus 2023

Asher Noel

Computer Science & Statistics. TF, friend, daffodil-picker extraordinaire.
CONTRIBUTOR, Pforzheimer 2023

Alexander Davies

I'm a rising sophomore in Pfoho studying CS. I'm from DC, and outside of HODP I like listening to music and playing jazz piano.
CONTRIBUTOR, Canaday 2023

Bobby McCarthy

I am freshman in Canaday studying Computer Science, and I joined HODP because I thought it would be really interesting to scrape together large sets of data in order to answer different questions I had.
CONTRIBUTOR, Wigglesworth 2023

Richard Luo

Hi! I'm a first-year in Wigglesworth planning to concentrate in either mathematics or computer science, with a possible secondary in linguistics. I love to play card games, solve puzzles, go outdoor hiking, watch anime/TV, and learn new languages.
CONTRIBUTOR, Greenough 2023

Benji Kan

I'm a first-year in Greenough planning to study Physics and Computer Science. I like cosmology and card games, data and dancing, talking and teaching, and numbers and knowledge.
CONTRIBUTOR, Greenough 2023

Miroslav Bergam

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CONTRIBUTOR, Lowell 2021

Gabe Cederberg

Hey! I'm a junior from Minnesota concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics.
CONTRIBUTOR, Stoughton 2023

Alison Hu

I'm a first-year interested in studying applied math and economics. I like to swim, travel, and try new foods!
CONTRIBUTOR, Leverett 2022

Richard Zhu

I'm a sophomore in Leverett concentrating in Applied Math with an Economics + CS Focus and a secondary in Gov (basically he can't choose what he likes). He's interested in data science and enjoys watching movies, hiking, and cheering for his favorite Minnesota professional sports teams!
CONTRIBUTOR, Currier 2022

Crystal Xue

I'm a sophomore in Currier House from Indianapolis, IN studying Economics. Outside of HODP, you can find me baking, traveling, and playing the viola!
CONTRIBUTOR, Leverett 2023

Frank D'Agostino

I'm currently a freshman planning to study Applied Math with a secondary in Computer Science. I am interested in mathematically modeling the biological sciences and using data analysis to solve problems. I enjoy reading and running.
CONTRIBUTOR, Mather 2022

Sam Thau

Sam is a Mather house sophomore concentrating in applied math in economics, with a secondary in government. I'm a huge baseball and basketball fan. I also spend a lot of time building and designing sets for theater shows at Harvard.
CONTRIBUTOR, Currier 2023

Karina Halevy

I'm planning on concentrating in Applied Math - Computer Science with a potential secondary in linguistics. My interests include computational linguistics, quantitative social science, math modeling, and artificial intelligence for social good. I also enjoy dance and Rubik's cubing.
CONTRIBUTOR, Lowell 2022

Robert McKenzie

I'm a sophomore in Lowell studying Statistics with a minor in Linguistics. My data science interests include sports analytics and NLP, and I love basketball and baking.

Bootcampers

Alumni

ALUMNI, Kirkland 2018

Caleb Shelburne

At Harvard, I was in Kirkland concentrating in History and Literature. Officially, I studied nineteenth-century Ottoman history. In my spare time, I enjoy analyzing data.
FOUNDER, ALUMNI, Pforzheimer 2018

Neel Mehta

At Harvard, I was in Pfoho studying computer science. Outside HODP, I served as the Finance Committee Chair on the Undergraduate Council, wrote about civic tech, and skateboarded around campus.