Data Science for Social Good

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Data Science for Social Good collaboration nets WSDOT funding

By Robin Brooks
A collaboration between two eScience Institute Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) project leads has resulted in a financial award which allows them to continue their work. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center, and Anat Caspi, director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, both eScience fellows, answered questions submitted by […]

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eScience Institute 2016 highlights

By Robin Brooks

As 2016 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the exciting milestones the eScience Institute hit over the course of the past year. Over 2400 attendees participated in hundreds of data science events, trainings, seminars, working groups and receptions from Nov. 1, 2015 through Oct. 31, […]

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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DSSG projects highlighted in the media

By Robin Brooks

The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good fellows presented their final projects on August, 18th to a packed auditorium.

The sixteen fellows have been working for the last ten weeks on four projects designed to tackle urban issues that might be solved with data analysis.

The final presentations received media coverage (see below), especially […]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
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Meet the 2016 Data Science for Social Good fellows

By Robin Brooks

Their schools, goals, specialties, countries and backgrounds vary. So what compels 16 college students to work full-time for a summer analyzing data?

The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good program allows fellows the opportunity to develop new skills, learn from one another, and receive guidance from top-notch scientists on their project goals.

This year’s […]

July 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Data Science for Social Good Program kicks off

By Robin Brooks

The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is in full swing this summer, with fellows from eight different universities participating in four data-intensive research projects. This year’s teams are focused on urban science, with each group aiming to extract and comprehend relevant, usable information out of data from metropolitan environments.

Topics […]

June 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

DSSG Project Summaries – Summer 2016

*Watch the DSSG 2016 Final Presentations*

May 31st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

UW Data Science for Social Good Program

UW Data Science for Social Good
The Data Science for Social Good summer program brings together students, stakeholders, data and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit.

Student Fellows
Applications for 2019 now open
Approximately sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work on data-intensive projects that have concrete relevance and social impact. Students are expected to work […]

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |