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  • Rachael Dottle speaks at the NetMob17 conference.

Data Science for Social Good fellow presents at NetMob17

Rachael Dottle, a 2016 eScience Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellow, recently presented a paper titled “A tool for estimating and visualizing poverty maps” at NetMob17 in Milan, Italy. This paper is a direct outgrowth of the team’s DSSG project. We reached out to Dottle to find out how her trip went; here are her […]

May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Microsoft $1M gift for new UW, UBC urban data partnership

By Robin Brooks
The University of Washington and the University of British Columbia are partnering on a new collaboration called the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative (CUAC), which will connect researchers, students and public stakeholders working on urban issues across the region.

A $1 million donation from Microsoft will allow the two universities to work together using data science to […]

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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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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: , , , , , |
  • Fifteen of the Data Science for Social Good fellows pose in front of the WRF Data Science Studio sign

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: , |

2017 Data Science for Social Good projects

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2018 Data Science for Social Good projects

Meet the 2018 project fellows here.

June 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

2019 Data Science for Social Good projects

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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, and data and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit.

Student Fellows
Applications closed for 2020.
Approximately sixteen DSSG Student Fellows are selected each year to work on data-intensive projects that have concrete relevance and social impact. Students are […]

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