Data Science for Social Good

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Data Science for Social Good team analyzes equity of congestion pricing on Interstate 405

 
By Emily F. Keller

A team in the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program has partnered with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to study the usage patterns, price sensitivities and equity impacts of congestion pricing on Interstate 405.

The project utilizes data on the more than 16 million trips taken in the high-occupancy […]

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Team develops prototype tool on accessory dwelling units for homeowners

By Emily F. Keller

The City of Seattle is collaborating with an interdisciplinary team in the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program on a project to encourage the development of affordable accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The team is prototyping an informational tool for homeowners and researchers as part of broader citywide efforts to […]

August 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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Data Science for Social Good team analyzes peer support data to understand ‘helpfulness’

By Emily F. Keller

Young adults who face mental health struggles often turn to social media for peer support, leaving a large data trail in a field that has been traditionally documented through qualitative work. A team at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program at the University of Washington (UW) is conducting […]

August 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Team develops ‘Algorithmic Equity Toolkit’ at Data Science for Social Good program

By Emily F. Keller

Community advocates who are concerned about the impacts of surveillance technologies and algorithmic decision systems (ADSs) will have a new set of examination tools soon. A team at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program at the University of Washington (UW) is developing a package of tools designed for […]

August 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Data Science for Social Good projects begin

On June 17th, the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program began with 15 fellows working on four project teams in collaboration with data science leads from the eScience Institute and project leads from academia and government. Student fellows, including five international students, joined the program from colleges and universities around the country. Their areas of […]

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2019 Data Science for Social Good projects

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Data Science for Social Good Teams – Summer 2019

 

 

 

June 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Data Science for Social Good in the News

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Data Science for Social Good program results

By Emily Keller, Program Coordinator, Data Science for Social Good Program
The fourth annual Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program at the eScience Institute culminated on August 17th with final presentations from three interdisciplinary teams. The 15 DSSG Student Fellows – representing fields from public policy and sociology to biology, statistics and electrical engineering – presented […]

September 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Social Good Summer Blog, issue seven

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Parallel worlds of pangolin conservation and Data Science for Social Good” by Hyeon Jeong Kim, Data Science for Social Good Fellow

This summer I am working as a fellow in the Data Science for Social Good Program (DSSG) at the […]

August 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |