Date/Time

Date(s) - 01/07/2021
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please use this zoom link for the event.

Please join us for a UW Data Science Seminar event on Thursday, January 7th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The seminar will feature Jeanne Holm, Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation for the City of Los Angeles.

“Using Data to Improve Equity

Abstract: In the midst of a pandemic and economic stress, governments have to make real-time decisions on maximizing safety and minimizing economic and personal impact. How can we use data, behavioral science, and our shared need for safety to create a more connected ecosystem where government, residents, and businesses share information in more intertwined ways. Getting access to that information, equitably, is a challenge throughout the world. In the City of Los Angeles, we use data-driven decisions to pave the way to connect all 4,000,000 residents with the information and services they need to thrive. Learn how Los Angeles is using data science and leading-edge technology to connect all of our communities, residents, and businesses.

Jeanne Holm works at the cross-section of civic innovation, open data, and education. She is the Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation for the City of Los Angeles, working on issues ranging from homelessness to digital equity technology innovation, data and analytics, and public-private partnerships. As a senior consultant with the World Bank, she worked with governments throughout the world to build robust open data ecosystems and ensure transparency. She was the Evangelist for open data for the U.S. White House, leading collaboration and building communities on Data.gov with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data.

The UW Data Science Seminar is an annual lecture series at the University of Washington that hosts scholars working across applied areas of data science, such as the sciences, engineering, humanities and arts along with methodological areas in data science, such as computer science, applied math and statistics. Our presenters come from all domain fields and include occasional external speakers from regional partners, governmental agencies and industry.

All seminars will be hosted virtually for the 2020-2021 academic year, and are free and open to the public.