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QCRI: Tapping Twitter for Faster Disaster Relief

2018-05-12T14:08:45+00:00

In October 2012, when Hurricane Sandy raged up the East Coast of the United States, many people in the path of the storm turned to a relatively new communication channel: Twitter. Between October 27th and November 1st, as the storm hit New York City and surrounding states, more than 20 million Tweets about the storm [...]

QCRI: Tapping Twitter for Faster Disaster Relief2018-05-12T14:08:45+00:00

NorthShore: mining medical data to tackle the obesity crisis

2018-05-12T14:08:45+00:00

Obesity is a rapidly growing epidemic in the US. More than a third of American adults are obese, and another third are overweight. If this trend holds, 42% of American adults will be obese by 2030, making obesity one of the leading public health challenges of our times. Excessive weight is bad for people’s health, [...]

NorthShore: mining medical data to tackle the obesity crisis2018-05-12T14:08:45+00:00