cornell data journal

offering data-driven perspectives on current events, academics, politics, and beyond.

Instagram Facebook Slack LinkedIn Twitter

Why you should change your major in college

A piece of arbitrary and probably pretentious advice: you should not trust anyone who did not change their major at least once during college.

Megan Rochlin Megan Rochlin
Geometric Boxes

The Elegant Geometry Behind Rwanda’s COVID-19 Pooled Testing Strategy

Drawing inspiration from multidimensional geometry, scientists from the University of Rwanda have a devised a method to dramatically increase the nation's COVID-19 testing capacity.

Eric Chen Eric Chen Medha Bulumulla Medha Bulumulla Megan Rochlin Megan Rochlin

Visualizing books and media assigned by the Cornell English Department

In the Spring of 2021, the department of Trustees at Cornell University approved a name change the English department.

Megan Rochlin Megan Rochlin
Artsy Blue Silhouettes of People

On Strangers and Loneliness

We analyze sentiments of loneliness on Reddit and research on the impact of Familiar Strangers as a key aspect of connectedness that we do not even realize we have lost.

Dana Gong Dana Gong Megan Rochlin Megan Rochlin
Dark Map of US

Open Roads & Free Exchange

Through interviews and survey data of New York motorcycle clubs, we take a look at the complexities of motorcycle culture in pandemic America.

Annie Fu Annie Fu Liying Wang Liying Wang


Back in March, the shiro team invited 50 people from across the world to record their experiences—their activities and their feelings—for 30 days during the (first) peak of the pandemic.

Shiro Team Shiro Team
Map of Charlotte

Chronicling the Ebb and Flow of Charlotte's Houseless Population through the Pandemic

In Charlotte, North Carolina, the chasm between the rich and the poor is so wide, the city has historically been coined a “tale of two cities:” one of prosperity and the other of poverty.

Annie Fu Annie Fu Dana Gong Dana Gong
Wood Thrush Population Map

The Effects of Climate Change on Migratory Birds

Meet the Wood Thrush. Smaller than a Robin, the Wood Thrush makes its home throughout the forests of the Eastern United States. Due to climate change, in recent years, the species has been forced to settle further North than ever before.

Annie Fu Annie Fu Jennifer Russell Jennifer Russell Daniel Sanderson Daniel Sanderson