Data Analytics and Innovation

Access our archived course in Data Analytics and Innovation to take a sneak peek into how you can gain exposure into the themes and skills associated with a Master of Science and Certificate in Urban Informatics.


Daniel T. O’Brien is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice. His research uses large, administrative data sets in conjunction with traditional methodologies to explore the behavioral and social dynamics of urban neighborhoods, particularly surrounding “broken windows theory.”


  • Develop investigative skills around gathering data from sources such as cell phone records, social media posts, and digitized historical records.
  • Learn how big data and 311 call centers help cities across the country.
  • Gain tips towards propelling your professional career in innovation.


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