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Data Science for Social Good Team Builds Tools to Support Fairness in Computational Redistricting

By: Emily Keller

This fall, Congressional leaders will begin the state redistricting process that takes place every ten years to reflect population changes captured by the U.S. Census. As the process gets underway, a team in the  University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is creating a resource guide to help nonpartisan groups […]

Data Science for Social Good: Exploring Geographic Factors of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Law

By: Emily Keller

When the Seattle minimum wage law took effect in 2015, it dovetailed with an increase in housing prices as an influx of high-wage technology workers moved to the region. For an interdisciplinary team in the University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program, this raises the question of whether some of […]

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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 […]

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Algorithmic Equity Toolkit

By: Mike Katell

We are extremely proud to introduce the Algorithmic Equity Toolkit, planned and co-designed as a project of the Data Science for Social Good program (DSSG) at the eScience Institute in the summer of 2019. The Algorithmic Equity Toolkit, or ‘AEKit,’ is a set of resources designed to help individuals better identify government surveillance […]

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 for summer 2021 are now closed. Please check back in January 2022.
Up to sixteen DSSG Student Fellows are selected each year to work on data-intensive […]

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DSSG Project Summaries – Summer 2016

*Watch the DSSG 2016 Final Presentations*

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