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Aug 18,2016

The Real World: DSSG

August 18th, 2016|

This is the true story of 42 strangers picked to live in a dorm, work together, and have their lives taped to find out what happens when people stop being [...]

Aug 10,2016

Sanergy: Smart scheduling to improve toilet collections in Kenya

August 10th, 2016|

Every year, some 1 million people die because they do not have access to hygienic sanitation. Among other problems, poor sanitation causes diarrhoea, which is the second largest cause of [...]

Aug 5,2016

MVESC: Finding the Missing Students Who Don’t Graduate On Time

August 5th, 2016|

Over 1.2 million or 7.1% high school students drop out every year. Dropping out of high school is costly for both the students and society: 30% of dropouts are unemployed, [...]

Aug 3,2016

CMPD: Behind the Headlines, Beneath the Data

August 3rd, 2016|

It's usual for those of us here at Data Science for Social Good to want to see our projects thrown into the spotlight. More publicity means a wider audience, which [...]

Jul 19,2016

Tulsa Public Schools: Preparing Kids for the Third Grade Turning Point

July 19th, 2016|

Third grade is a turning point in learning, where students transition from learning to read to reading to learn. Thus, many education systems now focus on early literacy. There’s a [...]

Jul 12,2016

2016 Police Projects: Back to the Whiteboards

July 12th, 2016|

A crucial but often overlooked consideration when working with data is: what is the best way to organise it? The way we organise our data can change not only how [...]

Jun 7,2016

DSSG 2016 Week One: Convergence and Priorities

June 7th, 2016|

Data Science for Social Good is now four years old. If we were a toddler, we’d be learning our alphabet and arithmetic. If we were a high school student, we’d [...]

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, [...]

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