Ryan Steed

I am a data scientist, researcher, and project manager. I study Computational Economics at The George Washington University. I graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in 2017. I am also a Technology Fellow and project manager at the Innovation Center, George Washington's student startup incubator and innovation accelerator.


My research interests span fairness and interpretability in AI, computational economics, and philosophy of mind. I apply computing technology to social problems.

My undergraduate work has been advised by Aylin Caliskan, Rahul Simha, and Ben Williams.


Featured Project:
Virtual Jane

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. The Tech for Social Good undergraduate minor seeks to inspire students to implement interdisciplinary solutions to environmental problems.

Featured Project:
Evolution of Innovation

Innovation is important to growth and welfare, and nations sponsor research and craft legislation to encourage it. But how can we measure the impact of these investments? This research measures the spread of innovation with patent citation network analysis and explores the effect of recent legislation on knowledge flows between inventions.

Magic Number

Magic Number identifies trends that emerge from USPTO patent data, using machine learning modeling techniques to cluster, categorize and forecast patent trends in a number of business sectors.


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.


To communalize the fashion process, the Thisfits team is building a streamlined social media app for real-time fashion feedback and documentation. Thisfits features social feeds where friends and strangers can collaborate on outfits and pieces.