King 5 News interviews some of the 2017 Data Science for Social Good fellows. Photo, Micaela Parker, eScience Institute

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.

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.

Research from the 2018 project “Access to out-of-school opportunities and student outcomes” is referenced in the Brookings blog “How a proposal for flexible funding can help families close the enrichment gap” and in a 2020 Denverite article “Denver parents are losing their minds over summer camp right now“.

Members of a 2016 Data Science for Social Good team, including senior data scientist Valentina Staneva, data scientist Joseph Hellerstein, project lead Elaine Nsoesie, and fellows Michael Munsell, Miki Verma, Cynthia Vint, and others, have a new paper published in JAMIA Open titled “Detecting reports of unsafe foods in consumer product reviews.”

2018 news articles

Businesswire: “New research and Blueprint4SummerCO fuel ReSchool’s efforts to address disparities in summer learning for Denver metro-area youth”

The 74: “Tuchman & Pillow: Out-of-school enrichment is critical to student success. We must close the access gap for black and Latino kids

The Center for Reinventing Public Education blog: “The enrichment gap: the educational inequity that nobody talks about”

Project summaries here.

2017 news articles

King 5 News: “One-third of Seattle drivers ‘cruising’ for parking, rides, study finds” 

Microsoft blog: “Students ‘create something really incredible’ in broader aim to help two cross-border cities thrive together”

Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative video on YouTube

GeekWire: “Can Seattle avoid Bay Area problems? Researchers using data to predict how neighborhoods will evolve”

Project summaries here.

2016 news articles

The Seattle Times: “UW student project taps ORCA cards, unlocks data trove”

GeekWire: “Could data help solve Seattle’s transportation challenges?”

GeekWire: “Could Amazon reviews keep you from getting sick? Researchers analyze text to predict food recalls”

TechCrunch: “Student projects leapfrog governments and industry in ‘Data Science for Social Good’ program”

Food Safety News: “Project explores whether data-mining can predict food recalls”

Project summaries here.