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Apr 28,2016

Introducing the Data Maturity Framework

April 28th, 2016|

In our four years of running the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship and the Center for Data Science and Public Policy, we have talked to hundreds of organizations about [...]

Apr 27,2016

You say you want Transparency and Interpretability?

April 27th, 2016|

We keep hearing and saying that in order to implement and correctly use machine learning and predictive models , they must be transparent and interpretable. That makes sense. You don't [...]

Feb 22,2016

Data Science For Social Good 2016 Applicants

February 22nd, 2016|

Fellow applications for the 2016 Summer Fellowship are all in and we have been busy reviewing the 900 we received! As we go through the very high (virtual) stack of applications, resumes, [...]

Jan 5,2016

Announcing Diogenes: all the Machine Learning code you’ll never have to write

January 5th, 2016|

At the Center for Data Science and Public Policy, we work on problems across different policy areas and develop machine learning (ML) solutions that span all these area , from education [...]

Dec 31,2015

The Greatest Technical Challenge of Our Day… Reading CSVs

December 31st, 2015|

Many data science projects follow the following workflow Define problem Get data Analyze the data (that may include building predictive models) Report the results of the analysis. Implement results into an [...]

Dec 10,2015

2016 Applications are now open!

December 10th, 2015|

We're excited and happy to start the application process for 2016. Applications are now open for Fellows, Mentors, Project Managers, and Project Partner [...]

Nov 4,2015

What Makes a Good DSSG Project?

November 4th, 2015|

Apply to be a Project Partner for 2016 Data Science for Social Good is a summer program that requires year-round preparation. A successful summer requires a mix of good [...]

Oct 27,2015

Reducing Adverse Police Interactions

October 27th, 2015|

Over the past year, the nation has faced a series of highly publicized adverse interactions between the police and the public, from Ferguson to Baltimore to New York. These incidents [...]

Oct 16,2015

EPA: Data-Driven Hazardous Waste Detection

October 16th, 2015|

What’s the problem? Hundreds of millions of tons of hazardous waste are generated every year. When this waste isn’t handled properly, the results can be disastrous. Chemical spills and explosions [...]

Oct 15,2015

Our Knight News Challenge Submissions

October 15th, 2015|

This year’s Knight News Challenge asks, “How might we make data work for individuals and communities?” Data Science for Social Good and its parent organization, the Center for Data Science [...]

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