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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 2017 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 [...]

Sep 22,2015

College Persistence: Helping Students Beyond High School Graduation

September 22nd, 2015|

A college education is one of the keys to economic security and prosperity in the United States. Bachelor’s degree holders earn nearly twice as much as high school graduates, enjoy [...]

Sep 18,2015

An Ethical Checklist for Data Science

September 18th, 2015|

As data scientists, we often get lost in the techniques and methods of our trade. In doing so, we can forget to ask important questions: who will be affected by [...]

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