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Database Modeling using Political Science Data


Term:

Spring

Department:

17: Political Sciences

Faculty Supervisor:

In Song Kim

Faculty email:

insong@mit.edu

Apply by:

Feb 13, 2020

Contact:

Rémi Cura , remi.cura@gmail.com

Project Description

This project applies data modeling and data science methods to build/improve the award-winning LobbyView database of money-in-politics data in the US (https://lobbyview.org/). This position offers a unique learning opportunity, as the UROP student will be closely working with the faculty and our db expert team member. The student will improve his/her understandings of practical and theoretical skills and become familiar with the PostgreSQL relational databases that are used in various industries and academic projects.

Pre-requisites

The student should be comfortable with Python programming language. An ideal candidate will be familiar with relational data modeling, SQL, and PostgreSQL.