DSSG2020

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  • DSSG goes remote

Migrating the DSSG Summer Program to a Remote Setting

By: Emily Keller

 

After five years of running the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program in the eScience Institute’s open studio space – where project leads spend at least two days per week with full-time student fellows and in-house data scientists for ten weeks – the program has now completed its first successful summer […]

September 16th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • DSSG 2020 Participant Photos

Data Science for Social Good Fellows Present Their Project Results

By: Emily Keller

This year, two interdisciplinary teams at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program tackled timely issues, conducting projects to identify disinformation articles about the coronavirus and detect minority vote dilution resulting from geographic boundary setting in state, city, county and school board districts.

On August 19th, the DSSG student fellows presented […]

DSSG Project Supports Equity in Voting District Boundaries

By: Emily Keller

As states, counties, cities and school boards across the country prepare to re-draw their voting districts in 2021, a software package that is being updated through the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program will help to ensure equal representation among constituents.

Voting district boundaries are re-drawn after each Census to account for changes in […]

August 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

DSSG Team’s Model Will ID Online Coronavirus Disinformation

By: Emily Keller

 

While informative news articles about COVID-19 play a key role in fighting the pandemic, a range of erroneous blogs and articles with fake virus cures, political propaganda and conspiracy theories are also circulating online.

A new open source tool being developed as a project in the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer […]

  • DSSG 2020 Participant Photos

Data Science for Social Good launches projects on polarized voting and online disinformation

By: Emily Keller

On June 15th, the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program began with eight fellows working on two project teams in collaboration with data scientists from the eScience Institute and project leads from academic institutions and nonprofit organizations. Student fellows joined the program from colleges and universities around the […]