The two new upcoming projects have an expected timeline of September through mid-December, with the potential to continue or develop into additional projects for future semesters, if there is an interest from the SUDS student team and the partner organization.

Open Positions:

  • Team Lead (Coordinate student efforts and be the point of contact with the partner organization)
  • Team Member

If you’re interested in joining any of these exciting projects, please come to the General Body Meeting (9/13) to hear more, join our mailing list and Slack team, or email Michael Madaio ( or Alton Lu ( with any questions.


  1. Assessing Police Use of Force – with Use of Force Project and Samuel Sinyangwe
  2. Supporting “Vibrant Communities” in Pittsburgh – with New Sun Rising


Preferred Skills:

  • Involvement in this project may require skills in either data cleaning and analysis (Python, R), data visualization (R Shiny, D3.js), GIS (Mapbox, ArcGIS, etc), web app development (HTML/CSS, Javascript, Flask, Node, Firebase, Ruby), or database management (Postgres, SQL, etc).
  • Experience working with criminal justice or socio-economic development data is beneficial, but not required.
  • Looking for a team lead! (ideally with project management experience, though not required)
  • Communications (WordPress, Twitter, Facebook/Instagram, writing copy, HTML/CSS, etc)