Data Science for Social Good in the NewsRobin Brooks2020-10-27T13:18:44-08:00
King 5 News interviews some of the 2017 Data Science for Social Good fellows. Photo, Micaela Parker, eScience Institute
The impactful results of our Data Science for Social Good program have been featured in a variety of news and media resources. Click the links to explore our media coverage.
2020 news articles
ACLU Washington published the Algorithmic Equity Toolkit, which was planned and co-designed as a project in the 2019 DSSG program. The Algorithmic Equity Toolkit, or ‘AEKit,’ is a set of resources designed to help people better identify government surveillance and automated decision-making technologies. Program participants are among the key contributors listed on the ACLU-WA website.
The ADUniverse project conducted in summer 2019 was featured in Architect Magazine, which awarded the project a 2020 R+D Award. The tool developed by the DSSG team, in collaboration with the City of Seattle, promotes the development of accessory dwelling units to increase housing access. In September 2020, the City launched a website featuring the tool, which appeared in The Urbanist.
2019 news articles
One of the 2019 Data Science for Social Good team’s research on traffic congestion pricing is highlighted in a segment of TVW’s “Washington to Washington” program (segment starts at minute 23). Project lead Mark Hallenbeck is interviewed.
The Seattle Times article, “UW student project taps ORCA cards, unlocks data trove,” chronicled the DSSG project, “Use of ORCA data for improved transit system planning and operation,” which was based on nine weeks of data collected from nine regional transit systems via pre-paid cards.