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Oct 27,2016

Scoping Data Science (for Social Good) Projects

October 27th, 2016|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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