Data Science for Social Good Final Presentations

Data Science for Social Good Final Presentations


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us on Wednesday, August 16th for the final presentations from our Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. For the past ten weeks, two teams have been exploring how data science can be utilized to tackle real-world issues.

The presentations will be held on the UW Seattle campus in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium A114 – view map

This is a hybrid event. Please register by selecting your mode of attendance:

“Heating Pumps in Alaska and Beyond”

Led by Erin Trochim, a Research Assistant Professor at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This project focuses on fine-tuning methods for assessing heat pump usage and potential in Alaska, a key strategy in decarbonization pathways that requires a comprehensive understanding of their use and system redundancy considerations.

“Generating regionally integrative datasets to understand groundwater insecurities in the Colorado River Basin”

Led by Akshay Mehra, Assistant Professor of UW Earth and Space Sciences, and Sameer Shah, Assistant Professor of UW Environmental and Forest Sciences. This project explores the unprecedented water scarcity in the Colorado River Basin, and the drivers for groundwater elevation change, interconnected hydrological dynamics, and potential policy interventions to support communities, livelihoods, and broader determinants of well-being in the basin.