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Data Science for Social Good Fellowship Update

2018-05-12T14:06:58+00:00

We wanted to share an update with you from the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship team. Based on the funding situation and other projects that we’re launching and continuing, we have decided not to run a DSSG summer fellowship this summer. I know this will come as a disappointment to a lot of you [...]

Data Science for Social Good Fellowship Update2018-05-12T14:06:58+00:00

Scoping Data Science (for Social Good) Projects

2018-05-12T14:07:01+00:00

Resources in this post:  Blank Project Scoping Worksheet and a filled out Project Scoping Worksheet . Over the past several years, the University of Chicago Center for Data Science and Public Policy and the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship have worked on over 40 data science projects and one (unsurprising) lesson we’ve learned over those years is [...]

Scoping Data Science (for Social Good) Projects2018-05-12T14:07:01+00:00

Introducing the Data Maturity Framework

2016-05-28T17:10:52+00:00

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 their data, technology, missions, culture, pain points, and impact. For the projects we take on during DSSG , we look for certain common features. But we [...]

Introducing the Data Maturity Framework2016-05-28T17:10:52+00:00

You say you want Transparency and Interpretability?

2018-05-12T14:07:08+00:00

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 want a black box model making important decisions -- although one could argue that the guts and intuitions of many human beings are often as [...]

You say you want Transparency and Interpretability?2018-05-12T14:07:08+00:00

Data Science For Social Good 2016 Applicants

2018-05-12T14:07:09+00:00

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, and recommendation letters (with the help of many alumni fellow and mentors), we wanted to share with everyone a little bit more about who applied [...]

Data Science For Social Good 2016 Applicants2018-05-12T14:07:09+00:00

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

2018-05-12T14:07:45+00:00

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 to public health to government transparency to public safety data. Building machine learning/data science systems often involves coming up with a software workflow and writing variations on [...]

Announcing Diogenes: all the Machine Learning code you’ll never have to write2018-05-12T14:07:45+00:00

The Greatest Technical Challenge of Our Day… Reading CSVs

2018-05-12T14:07:47+00:00

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 operational system The move from step 1 to step 2 is often not trivial. First, the project partner needs to extract data from their systems and [...]

The Greatest Technical Challenge of Our Day… Reading CSVs2018-05-12T14:07:47+00:00

2016 Applications are now open!

2018-05-12T14:07:48+00:00

We're excited and happy to start the application process for 2016. Applications are now open for Fellows, Mentors, Project Managers, and Project Partner Organizations. We expect to take around 42 fellows, 4-6 Technical Mentors, 3 Project Managers, and 12 Project Partners. We encourage everyone to read the FAQ before applying. Most [...]

2016 Applications are now open!2018-05-12T14:07:48+00:00

What Makes a Good DSSG Project?

2018-05-12T14:07:49+00:00

Apply to be a Project Partner for 2018 Data Science for Social Good is a summer program that requires year-round preparation. A successful summer requires a mix of good people and projects, and we spend a lot of time trying to find projects to solve and the people to solve them. [...]

What Makes a Good DSSG Project?2018-05-12T14:07:49+00:00

Reducing Adverse Police Interactions

2018-05-12T14:07:50+00:00

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 have had dire and occasionally deadly consequences for individuals and have eroded public trust in the police, making it more difficult for the majority of [...]

Reducing Adverse Police Interactions2018-05-12T14:07:50+00:00