The Data Science for Social Good Fellowship started at the University of Chicago in 2013. It is a summer program to train aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact. Working closely with governments and nonprofits, fellows take on real-world problems in education, health, energy, public safety, transportation, economic development, international development, and more.
In 2017, for the first time, DSSG is coming to Europe, organized by Nova School of Business and Economics in collaboration with the University of Chicago. We plan to run DSSG as an annual European event, working closely with the global community of DSSG alumni.
We are happy to welcome the fellows for three months in Lisbon, to learn, hone, and apply their data science, analytical, and coding skills, collaborate in a fast-paced atmosphere, and learn from mentors coming from industry and academia.
As you may have read, DSSG is (growing into) a global network. DSSG Europe is a step in that direction.