Congrats to grad students Yunsie Chung & Jonathan Zheng, winners of MIT’s Open Data Prize!

The Department would like to share a huge congratulations to two of our graduate students from the Green Group who are winners of MIT’s inaugural Open Data Prize! We hope you can attend the Open Data@MIT event on October 28 to help us celebrate their achievement and dedication to open data.

– Yunsie Chung, for SolProp, the largest open-source dataset with temperature-dependent solubility values of organic compounds

– Jonathan Zheng
, for his open IUPAC dataset for acid dissociation constants, or “pKas,” physicochemical properties that govern how acidic a chemical is in a solution, transformed into FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) data from verified data locked in print


The MIT School of Science and the MIT Libraries present the inaugural MIT Prize for Open Data to highlight the value of open data at MIT and to encourage the next generation of researchers. The winners and honorable mentions were selected from more than 70 nominees representing all five schools and several research centers across MIT.

Learn more here: MIT Prize for Open Data | Open Data @ MIT

Open Data @ MIT Event: October 28 at 2pm

The Hayden Library for an Open Data @ MIT event will highlight the value of open data at MIT and will celebrate the winners of the inaugural MIT Prize for Open Data. The program will feature remarks from School of Science Dean Nergis Mavalvala and MIT Libraries Director Chris Bourg, award presentations, and short talks from prize winners. The event includes a reception, featuring refreshments and an opportunity to meet the recipients and other open data advocates and practitioners from across campus. Register here