Best Projects Fall 2017

These are the best projects (out of 25 in total) in 2017.


Who Wins in the Sharing Economy? Tansaya Kunaratskul, Jonathan Mazumdar and Ihsaan Patel

Runner Ups

Harvard Curricular History Andrew Lund, Robert Roessler and Jason Stein

Data at Large Michelle Ho, Xindi Zhao and Ziqi Guo

Honorable Mentions

Education in Another’s Shoes Lydia Kim, Gaew Lertsuridej and Faran Sikandar

An Evergreen Planet: Preserving our World’s Natural Forests Christine Zhang, Kevin Huang and Jesse Zhang

Stop and Frisk from all angles Katherine Loboda and Samuel Stone

Best Projects Fall 2016

These are the best projects (out of 20 in total) in 2016.


Through the Eyes of the Survivor Neel Mehta, Javier Cuan-Martinez, Peter Youn, and Enrique Casas

Runner Ups

Eating Healthy Karen Su, Samuel Cheng

Seeing Through the Fogg Katherine Harrison, Maria McLaughlin, and Maia Suazo-Maler

Castle in the Sky Xu Si, Bingfeng Xia, Rui Zhao, Xinyuan Wang

Best Projects Spring 2016

These are the best projects (out of 63 in total) in 2016. Within the sections the order is alphabetical.


Visualizing the crisis in Syria Maria del Mar Carpanelli, Li Li, Maria Schwarz

Runner Ups

The American Consumer Nathaniel Burbank, Jeremy Clark, Bruno Carriere

America’s Obesity Epidemic Kevin Buhrer, Jonny Moon, Thomas Musser

The Air We Breathe Marius de Vogel, Craig Houston, and Dominick Peluso

Cambridge car accidents Kyle Maguire, Rick Farmer, Kartik Trasi and Adam DiChiara

People’s Choice: Global Network Jacob Scherba, Maria Zlatkova, Aksel Reiten, Magnus Moan

Honorable Mentions:

Discovering Cuisines of the World Lulu Liu, Isadora Nun, Fanny Heneine, Jack Qian

US Time Use Yuqi Hou, Tuongvan Le, Maria Lai

AD2: Analog-year Discovery Dashboard Sol Girouard

The 2016 Election Adam Janes, Nhi Ho

Flowing Shanghai Zhan Zhao, Sebastian Fischer, Alpha Jacob Arsano

Data Behind Champions Chi-Hsuan Chang, Zhuyun Xiao, Ji Hua, Yufei Gui

Free Trade Agreements Andrew Greene, Bertrand Mouton, Qutab Alam, and Senthil Arumugam

Ukraine Valérie Lavigne, Marius Panga, and Shivas Jayaram

Best Projects 2015

These are the best projects (out of 76 in total) in 2015. Within the sections the order is alphabetical.


This year we had two winners, with an exactly equal number of votes by the staff:

Datahub Dayne Davis, Niamh Durfee, Alexandra Smith

New York City Schools Aasta Frascati-Robinson

Runner Ups

The Growth of a Nation Lauren Wood

CityCyle Mirhee Kim, Emily Lovett, Michelle Danoff

Metro Boston Food Exploration Christian Schlubach, Jack Birger, Sarah Ting

Ventures Guillaume Laliberte

Visualizing Crime in Chicago: 2001-present Zachary Fogelson, Alexander Jaffe

Visualizing Inundation Impacts Michael Dowd

Behind Bars: A Visual Story Hugh Zabriskie, Cynthia Meng

Carbon Emissions: A Global and Historical Perspective Anna Zhong, Rachael Smith

hydro[CROP]monitor Spyridon Ampanavos, Tiffany Cheng

Multi PheWAS Viewer Antoine Neuraz

The Rent Is Too Damn High Bartsch Elliott, Lo John, Perez Alejandro

Weather and the MBTA Aaron Zampaglione, Filip Piasevoli, David Brown

Best Projects 2014

These are the best projects (out of 79 in total) in 2014. Within the sections the order is alphabetical.


Century of Corn Benjamin Cook, Charles Hornbaker, Conor Myhrvold, Ryan King.

The prize for our winners: a 3D pie chart! We took a bite though!

Runner Ups Places 2-3

Data Driven Dota Robbie Gibson, Benjy Levin, Huihui Fan

Fukushima Memoriam (Japan’s Triple Disaster) Molly Lloyd, Anthony Thul, Eric Coletti

Runner Ups

Box Office Success and Social Media Christopher Leuer

Exploring Influence and Bipartisanship through Social Networks in Congress Jonathan Marks

Eye to the Sky. Chandra Edition. Pat O’Brien, Katherine Wyman, Daniel Schultz

Not Safe Anymore (NSA) Shreyas Dube, Christopher Gerber

owlhub. Insights Arne Zeising, Hendrik Makait, Keda Che

SEAS Rebecca Mazur

Startup Lookup Kevin Kuate Fodouop, Alexandre Sahyoun

The Evolution of Social Networks Andrew Reece, Brian Feeny, Jennifer Sulkow

Vindolanda: A Visual History Nikhil Mulani

Visualizing the Great Recession Through The United States from 2001 to 2011 Eric Slater, Luciano Arango, Monarch Wadia

U.S. College Data Comparison Tool Jaemin Cheun, Ray Kim

Zap! Pow! Graph! or Holy Data, Batman! Charles Bandes, Svetlana Nelson

Best Projects 2013

Project 3 - Interactive Data Visualization


Energy Visualizations With UMI James Perakis

Runner Ups Places 2-3

Visualizing U.S. Foreign Trade Data from 1992 to 2012 Albert Young, Kevin Sun

Streaming through Rob Acheson, Jeff Fontas

Runner Ups

Identification of Mutations that affect Protein Functions John Mercer, Balaji Pandian

Project Cork Jason Tucker, Mike Degen

MIT Residential Footprint Chunglin Wen, Amy Yu

Yelp! You’re Eating the Last Piece! Nida Naushad, Jessica Wu

Harvard Concentrations: A Story Jerry Chang, Lucas Lin

Palace of Pop Mimi Xu, Joe Feghali

To Bid or not to Bid Andres Arslanian, Nico Tejera

The Origin Of Languages And Their Scripts Tamar Rucham

Project 2 - Interactive Data Visualization

Top 3

Letters Space Distribution Tamar Rucham

Top 250 Jeff Fontas, Rob Acheson

Visualizing Aid Data Kevin Sun, Albert Young

Runner Ups

ABC Company Shipping Metrics Christoper Allen

Kiva Lending Snapshot Han Kim

Piazza Exploration: Exploring Activity in a Collaborative Academic Forum Kristiana Laugen, Andrew Bocskocsky

Trends in Chicago Crime Jeff Adams, Matt Lutze

US flight traffic in the face of major exogenous shock David Chouinard, Vincent Tsugranes

Project 1 - Data Scraping and Analysis with Tableau

NFL Offensive Trends by Team and by Year
Randy Miller

Exploring the creation and editing of President Barack Obama’s Wikipedia page Jonathan Yip

Global Education: The Facts You Never Knew Bharathi Balasubramanyam

Watching Hockey Beyond the Ice
Johnathan Mercer

Endangered Animals
Kevin Mu

Inbox Visualizer Andrew Bocskocsky