Carnegie Mellon University
Statistics and Human Rights Program

Statistics Program

We are currently exploring several exciting projects that harness computing and database technologies to advance human rights in a variety of contexts.

Conflict Deaths and Events

Population Needs and Perceptions

When a conflict ends and peace accords are signed, national and international actors invariably have ideas about what is needed to move forward. This project focuses on understanding the perceptions of the population that has suffered under conflict. A joint project with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which has been conducting surveys in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, this project studies the perception of the population over time, using repeated cross sectional survey data.

Criminal Justice

Program Manger Robin Mejia works with the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence, which works to improve the statistical foundation of forensic science techniques that have contributed to wrongful convictions.