Nova School of Business and Economics in collaboration with the University of Chicago is welcoming the first Data Science for Social Good Europe Summer Fellowship.

The fellowship is generously supported by The Municipality of Cascais, and other partners.

June 1 – August 25, 2017
Cascais, Portugal

We’re training data scientists to tackle problems that really matter.

Join our mailing list to get updates and/or to attend our events this summer.

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.

The 2017 European Summer Fellowship

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The 2017 European program has brought 15 aspiring data scientists from across the world to Lisbon and Cascais. They are current (or recent) graduate students from quantitative and computational fields – from computer science and machine learning, to statistics, physical sciences and engineering, to economics and social sciences.

From June 1 to August 25, they are working in small teams on data science projects in partnership with nonprofits and government agencies, to tackle data-intensive high impact problems in public health, public safety, environmental issues, city operations, and social services, learning from full-time experienced mentors and project managers.


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