MIT EECS - Actifio Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Open Data for MIT Students
David R. Karger
This project aims to enhance MIT students’ academic and non-academic lives by creating a tool to help make useful data available to the student population in an accessible and informative manner. The plan is to develop a useful framework for accumulating data from across MIT’s campus. The framework would provide a way to store this data, functionalities for finding and organizing the data, and, finally, a simple application for users to take the data and create a website or app. In order to demonstrate the usability of this data framework, we will also create a few useful apps for students based on the framework. The ultimate outcome is to enhance student lives by making more data available in a format that can be used by MIT students.
For the past two years, I worked as a software engineering intern for Google on creating better ad serving services through both frontend and backend/server development. Last semester, I worked with Prof. Karger on improving the current Course Picker website by developing Course Picker Alpha.