Ryan Steed

I am a researcher, data scientist, and project manager. Currently, I am a first-year PhD student at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College of Information Systems & Public Policy. Previously, I studied Computational Economics at the George Washington University. I am also an alum of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.


My research interests span algorithmic bias, private & fair machine learning, and welfare economics.

I am co-advised by Alessandro Acquisti and Alexandra Chouldechova. My undergraduate work was advised by Aylin Caliskan, Rahul Simha, and Ben Williams.



with Cook County Assessor's Office and SolveForGood

How can we create transparent valuation reports for residential properties? With PINVAL, citizens of Cook County, Illinois can view their property's valuation & appeals history and explore model valuations for similar properties. PINVAL helps make government transparent and accountable to taxpayers. Public beta coming soon!

Virtual Jane

with the Jane Goodall Institute

The Virtual Jane project tells the story of Jane Goodall (primatologist, conservationist, and childhood hero) in a virtual reality mobile application. The GW Innovation Center is also developing new curriculum programs to teach young leaders to be environmental advocates.


with Taylor Brockman

Interactive Web Physics Version 5 is an HTML5/JavaScript/D3 physics simulation applet built for classroom use. Build and visualize physics simulations using parametric and Euler's calculations.

Star Skirmish

Star Wars meets Galaga in this arcade-style 2D space shooter, built with Java Swing GUI. Fly your X-Wing across a beautiful starscape, blasting the Death Star's TIE fighters. Turn on your sound to hear the original NAMCO Galaga soundtrack and sound effects.