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Smarth Gupta

Smarth Gupta

Smarth Gupta is a data research fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and a data science graduate student at Columbia University. His focus areas include probabilistic modeling, time series analysis and anomaly detection. His work has appeared in WBEZ-Chicago and The Missouri Independent. Gupta completed his bachelor's degree from IIT Kanpur, majoring in economics with machine learning minors.

Missouri health department found mask mandates work, but didn’t make findings public

By: , and - December 1, 2021

Mask mandates saved lives and prevented COVID-19 infections in Missouri’s biggest cities during the worst part of the delta variant wave, an analysis by the state Department of Health and Senior Services shows. But the analysis, conducted at the request of Gov. Mike Parson’s office in early November, was never made public and was only […]