Woman in Tech of the Week (2/8/17)
Megan Price, Executive Director, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
Human rights efforts led by The United Nations require clear and concise definition if the organization hopes to solve the world’s problems. Properly vetted data can help, as the UN uses statistics and data to identify discrimination and to assign responsibilities where violations occur.
Partnering with the UN on many issues is the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that applies rigorous science to the analysis of human rights violations on a global scale to answer the questions about what is happening to human rights.
“To answer those questions, you have to look at statistical patterns. So, you need to bring a deep understanding of that data available and, in the appropriate way, analyze and answer the questions,” remarked Megan Price. Price is the executive director at HRDAG, which investigates cases of human rights violations around the world. By working with human rights advocates, the non-profit supports causes with analysis that builds cases based on science and evidence about violence.
Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, interviewed Price at the Stanford Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference in Stanford, CA.
This week, theCUBE spotlights Megan Price in our Women In Tech feature.