Across the university, Rice faculty members already employ tools and techniques from data science in their research and teaching. The Houston-Area Survey produced by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research has thirty-five years of demographic data on the Houston metropolitan area. The imagineRio project has built an illustrated diachronic atlas of the social and urban evolution of Rio de Janeiro. The PLINY project is applying techniques developed for data-analytics to large libraries of software, with the goal of assisting programmers and identifying bugs. The Local Elections in America Project uses web-scraping techniques to collect, collate, and preserve data on local elections to improve our understanding of local issues, demographics, and politics. The Kennedy Institute hosts periodic events for Rice’s data science researchers.