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The Data-Driven Institute

Research Interests

Data, Open Data, Data Science, Agile Data Science, Software Engineering, Data Security, Data Privacy, Data Management, Social Good


Topics to speak on:

Data for Social Good

Words of Wisdom

Solve real problems. Make positive impact. Deliver stuff people love.


Dr. Tyrone W A Grandison is the Board Chairman of The Data-Driven institute, which is a  public health non-profit that helps policymakers create and implement effective programs and policies to solve their most critical problems, using the knowledge of the community, data and technology. Dr Grandison is also a 2018 Zhi-Xing Eisenhower Fellow. Dr. Grandison was the first-ever Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.  Dr. Grandison also advises the Government of Jamaica on their Information Technology strategy – as a member of the National Information and Communications Technology Advisory Council (2016-18). He was the Deputy Chief Data Officer (dCDO) at the US Department of Commerce (2015-16), where he co-founded the Commerce Data Service – a data startup within the Department that supported its twelve bureaus – and led the successful rollout of its first 15 products. He was also a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (2014-15) working with the US Department of Labor and the US CENSUS Bureau on their data and API (application programming interface) initiatives.

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AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador, 2018-2019.

New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, 2018-2020.

Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellow, Eisenhower Fellowships Program. 2018

Gold Award – Best Educational App, Best Mobile App Awards. For Health Atlas. 2018

​Innovation Of The Year, FedScoop 50. For Commerce Data Usability Project. 2016

Tech Program Of The Year, FedScoop 50. For Commerce Data Academy. 2016.