The Eric & Wendy Schmidt

Data Science for Social Good

Summer Fellowship

We’re training data scientists to tackle problems that really matter.

Deadline: February 1, 2015
Deadline: February 15, 2015
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Deadlines for the Summer 2015 Fellowship have passed. The fellowship begins on May 26, 2015.

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The Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship is a University of Chicago summer program for aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact.

Working closely with governments and nonprofits, fellows take on real-world problems in education, health, energy, transportation, economic development, international development, and more.

For three months in Chicago they hone and apply their coding, analytics, and data science skills, collaborate in a fast-paced atmosphere, and learn from mentors coming from industry and academia.

The 2015 program is bringing 42 aspiring data scientists from across the world to Chicago. They are graduate and undergraduate students from quantitative and computational fields - from computer science and machine learning to statistics, math, and physical sciences, to social sciences, public health and public policy.

From end of May to the end of August, they will work in small teams of 3-4 on data science projects in partnership with nonprofits and government agencies. These project teams will collaborate with our project partners to tackle high impact problems, analyzing different types of data, and learning from full-time mentors, who serve as project leads and technical advisors.

News


Read our blog to follow the fellowship and learn about our projects.

Staff


The fellowship is led by Rayid Ghani from the Computation Institute & Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and Former Chief Data Scientist of the 2012 Obama campaign. It's organized by an interdisciplinary team from the Center for Data Science and Public Policy, which is a University of Chicago initiative across the Computation Institute and the Harris School of Public Policy.


Rayid Ghani
Rayid Ghani

Director - Center for Data Science and Public Policy, Computation Institute & Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. Former Chief Scientist of 2012 Obama campaign

Matt Gee
Matt Gee

Research Fellow at the Center for Data Science and Public Policy

Andrew Means
Andrew Means

Center for Data Science and Public Policy

Rob Mitchum
Rob Mitchum

Staff science writer for the Computation Institute