MSI PI Steven Ruggles (Regents Professor; Director, Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation (ISRDI)) has been named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow. The MacArthur Fellowship, commonly called a “Genius Grant,” is a highly prestigious award given to people who show great originality and dedication to their work. Regents Professor Ruggles was cited for founding IPUMS, which is the largest publicly available database of population information. A story about this award appears on the University of Minnesota News site: University of Minnesota Professor Awarded MacArthur Fellowship.
Regents Professor Ruggles uses MSI resources to work with the IPUMS database.