WISE

Worldwide Information System for Education

Worldwide Information System for Education

WISE ScreenshotWISE, the Worldwide Information System for Education, tracks over 4700 variables related to a host of education outcomes for over 200 countries. WISE's goal is to understand the conditions governing a variety of contextual variables (e.g., health care, conflict, investment, education policy) that influence various educational desirable development outcomes (e.g., enrolment rates, dropout rates, female completion rates).

Using data collected by authoritative sources—such as the The World Bank and UNESCO—WISE uses sophisticated algorithms to automatically learn a class of rules called SOMA-rules. SOMA-rules explain the relationship between contextual variables and outcome variables and present them in an intelligent manner using a simple, easy to use query interface. For more information on the SOMA project, click here.

WISE is not yet available for release—we expect it to be released for use by education researchers in late 2011.

Contact Information

Project lead: Dr. V.S. Subrahmanian.

For additional information, please contact Dr. V.S. Subrahmanian.

Last updated: December 2010 by John P. Dickerson.

Project Contributors

Media Coverage

Publications

This page will be updated as our work enters print. For information about receiving draft publications, technical reports, and conference presentations, please do not hesitate to contact team members.

The following sections may include links to restricted access material. Please do not hesitate to contact a group member for instructions regarding how to obtain a username and password.

Presentations

The following sections may include links to restricted access material. Please do not hesitate to contact a group member for instructions regarding how to obtain a username and password.

Live Demonstrations

The following links take you to live WISE web sites.

Recorded Demonstrations