Partners

We are proud to collaborate with a diverse set of partners in academia, industry, and government, including data providers, research platforms, application partners, and funding agencies.

Data Providers
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Nielsen

The Nielsen Company is one of the oldest providers of media consumption data in the U.S. The company maintains a large representative sample of the U.S. population and measures consumption habits across all channels and platforms⁠—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media—providing critical insight into consumer and audience behavior.

PeakMetrics

PeakMetrics develops insights based on data from millions of unstructured, cross-channel media datasets in real time. The company applies machine learning to spot trends and predict message resonance across news, social media, TV, and radio.

TVEyes

TVEyes monitors the daily production of more than 2,500 TV and radio stations around the world. These sources generate content in 16 languages and include the major news broadcasters in all 210 local U.S. markets.

Harmony Labs

Harmony Labs aggregates data on news media and conducts applied research in media analytics for practitioners, policy makers, and general public. Harmony provides approximately 150,000 online articles per day with associated metadata and raw text for some 50,000 US + European news publishers, since 2018; minute-by-minute television consumption data from a panel of 100,000 Americans, and online consumption data from a panel of 65,000 Americans, with an overlap of about 25,000 participants in both panels, since 2016; closed caption text from television and radio programs in 210 U.S. Designated Market Areas, since 2014.

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SafeGraph

SafeGraph works to democratize access to data about the physical world. Its places dataset includes a breadth of information about physical places in the US & Canada. This includes core location information, spatial hierarchy metadata, place traffic data, and more.

Research Platforms
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Empirica

The Empirica platform is a free, open-source, general-purpose virtual lab platform for developing and conducting synchronous and interactive human-participant experiments. The platform implements an application programming interface (API) that allows an experiment designer to devote their effort to implementing participant-facing views and experiment-specific logic. In the background, Empirica handles the necessary but generic tasks of coordinating browser–server interactions, batching participants, launching games, and storing and retrieving data.

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Open Science Foundation

OSF is a leading platform for reproducible research which helps scholars create and maintain their research pipelines at all stages, from preregistration through data collection and analysis to publication.

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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.

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The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium

The COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium is a unique private-public effort spearheaded by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Department of Energy and IBM to bring together federal government, industry, and academic leaders who are volunteering free compute time and resources on their world-class machines.

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Wharton Behavioral Lab

Since 2005, the Wharton Behavioral Lab (WBL) has provided faculty and doctoral students with dedicated research environments in which to test their theories on business-related topics. The primary goal is to enhance research productivity by minimizing operational costs, in both time and money.

application partners
City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology

City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology

The Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) drives the City’s technology strategy. The office creates innovative solutions to make government services more efficient and transparent. OIT manages major technology projects for the City and encourages municipal employees and the public to engage with technology in useful ways.

Funders
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Carnegie Corporation of New York

Carnegie Corporation of New York is one of America’s oldest grantmaking foundations, established in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation’s work focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy.

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funds research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics. Founded in 1934 by industrialist Alfred P. Sloan Jr., the Foundation is a not-for-profit grantmaking institution that supports high quality, impartial scientific research; fosters a robust, diverse scientific workforce; strengthens public understanding and engagement with science; and promotes the health of the institutions of scientific endeavor.

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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science and advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare. They provide funding via their Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program.

Richard Mack

Richard Jay Mack

Richard Jay Mack, W’89, is the CEO & Co-Founder at Mack Real Estate Group, an integrated developer, operator, investor, and lender with offices and affiliates across major markets of the United States. Richard serves on the Wharton Board of Advisors, and previously served on Wharton’s Undergraduate Executive Board. He also co-created and co-teaches REAL375/875 “Real Estate Disruptions” in Wharton’s Real Estate Department.