MIT Prize for Open Data awarded to PhD student Jerik Cruz

MIT Political Science

MIT Political Science PhD student Jerik Cruz is among the winners of the MIT Prize for Open Data.

Photo courtesy of Jerik Cruz.

Please join the Political Science Department in wishing PhD student Jerik Cruz a well-deserved congratulatons!  Jerik is among the winners of the MIT Prize for Open Data. The contest was established to highlight the value of open data at MIT and to encourage the next generation of researchers.

Jerik partnered with Philip Arnold P. TuaƱo (dean, Ateneo School of government, Ateneo de Manila University); Heidi Mendoza (professor of practice, Ateneo School of Government, Ateneo de Manila University; and Ranier Gerald Mora, graduate student, Ateneo de Manila University on Open Audit. Open Audit leverages advances in natural language processing and machine learning to make data in public audit reports more usable for academics, policy researchers, as well as governance practitioners, watchdogs and reformers.

Jerik will be honored on October 24, 2023 at 3pm at an OpenData@MIT event in Hayden Library.  This event celebrates the winners and highlights the value of open data.  

Register here to support Jerik as he receives this honor!  All the winners are listed here.