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  • Some members of the Seattle Mobility Index Project pose with cans of water

Social Good Summer Blog, issue four

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Machine learning can improve disaster response after hurricanes, but not alone” by Tessa Schneider, 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellow
As fellows on the Disaster Damage Detection team (D-cubed) at the eScience Institute during the Data Science for Social […]

July 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • The Seattle Mobility Index Team takes a field trip to the Seattle Department of Transportation. (Darius Irani, third from right)

Social Good Summer Blog, issue three

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Why data scientists should care about the social good” by Darius Irani, 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellow

In the age of big data, insights from traditional domain fields are inspiring solutions to seemingly unrelated problems. I am a […]

July 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Rebeca de Buen Kalman (right) and fellows work in the WRF Data Science Studio

Social Good Summer Blog, issue two

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Learning to code and coding to learn”*, by Rebeca de Buen Kalman, 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellow

This summer, I am a Student Fellow in the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social Good Program. I am working on the […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • A collection of three images depicting people moving by foot, car and bicycle

Data Science for Social Good projects begin

By Emily Keller
The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program began June 11th with 15 fellows working on three project teams in collaboration with data scientists and project leads.

A project with the University of Washington’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and Disaster Data Science Lab will focus on improving situational awareness after hurricanes through […]

June 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • 2017 Data Science for Social Good fellows offer midterm presentations

Meet the 2018 Data Science for Social Good fellows

     

      

The eScience Institute is pleased to welcome 15 talented student fellows to our summer 2018 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program which kicks off Monday, June 11. The DSSG fellows hail from universities across the United States and represent a diversity of disciplines including public policy, linguistics, sociology, mathematics, and biology […]

June 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Data Science for Social Good in the news

By Robin Brooks

The Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) final project presentations happened on Aug. 17, 2017, on the Seattle campus. The fellows presented on the results of their projects over a two-hour period to a crowd of more than 100 people, including UW affiliates, community members and members of the press.

King 5 News featured […]

August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • The logo for AngelHack, reading AngelHack with a halo made into a crown

Social good fellows win Seattle Angelhack

By Robin Brooks
2017 Data Science for Social Good fellows Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar, and Orysya Stus, with UW electrical engineering PhD student Yana Sosnovskaya, competed in and won the ‘Best use of HERE Technologies’ challenge at Seattle’s AngelHack, July 15 -16.

The team developed an SMS-based (text messaging) application called Basic Needs, which utilizes Amazon Lambda and […]

  • UW and UBC fellows meet in Vancouver

Data Science for Social Good fellows meet in Vancouver

By Robin Brooks
The first Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative Summit took place on the University of British Columbia campus July 13 – 14. eScience Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) student fellows and project leads joined with UW faculty to meet their counterparts in UBC’s pilot DSSG program.

Events included mid-term presentations by the four UW and the […]

  • DSSG fellows Orysya Stus, Michael Vlah, Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar. Photo: Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

Data Science for Social Good fellows take AI prize

By Robin Brooks
Four of the 2017 eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellows took first place in the Seattle Global AI Hackathon, “the world’s first ever AI hackathon series”. Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar, Orysya Stus, and Michael Vlah met during the DSSG program and designed a fake news detector called Breaking News based on a […]

  • Nick Bolton, left, with DSSG team members Kaicheng Tan, Jess Hamilton, Meg Drouhard, Thomas Disley, Anat Caspi, Vaughn Iverson, and Bryna Hazelton

Data science team wins Husky Seed Fund Award

By Robin Brooks
A team of data scientists, including Anat Caspi, data science fellow and director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, Nick Bolton, former Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) project lead, ethnographer Anissa Tanweer, and former DSSG Student Fellows Jess Hamilton and Kaicheng Tan, along with collaborators from the eScience Institute, Urban@UW and Sound Transit, have […]