Welcoming Our 2019-2020 Visiting Data Science Student


We’re pleased to announce that Bing Wang joined the HRDAG team in October 2019 as a Visiting Data Science Student, and that she’ll be with us until June 2020.

Her engagement with HRDAG will help her to complete her practicum for her Master of Science in Data Science program at University of San Francisco, and she’ll graduate in June 2020, at which point her time in the office with HRDAG will end. She receives support from the USF Center for Applied Data Ethics.

Until she graduates, in her role at HRDAG she is providing programmatic, statistical, and analytical support for continuing work on Syrian and Sri Lankan conflict killings, as well as pursuing independent projects to explore extensions of the research and new methods.

“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to support HRDAG’s important work while developing my data science skills. I went back to school to add to my data analysis toolkit in order to better contribute to socially impactful work,” says Bing. “Working with a team committed to the defense of human rights and to continuous learning, who have been so generous with their time in teaching and sharing knowledge, has made for a motivating and invaluable learning experience.”

HRDAG’s Executive Director, Megan Price, says, “At HRDAG we strive to support data scientists at the start of their careers in order to grow the field of scientists working in human rights. We’re excited to watch and help Bing’s career as she advances in the field.”


Our work has been used by truth commissions, international criminal tribunals, and non-governmental human rights organizations. We have worked with partners on projects on five continents.