The scientists are affiliated with the Data Science Institute and will develop static analysis methods that will enhance the usability and accuracy of probabilistic programming.
The researchers received a $2.06M PERFORM grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
Research by Talley found that rather than transcending political divides, constitutional arguments in the U.S. Congress tend to magnify the divides between Republicans and Democrats.
Paulo Blikstein is an expert in educational technology and learning analytics; his team conducts research on how new technologies can improve K-12 learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.
The tool uses a statistical programming language created by a Columbia University team of researchers and led by statistics and political science professor and Data Science Institute member Andrew Gelman.