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Data Science for Social Good Teams Present Their Final Project Results

By: Emily F. Keller

Student fellows at the University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program presented the results of their 10-week summer projects on August 17th. The fellows conducted their work on four interdisciplinary teams, working with project leads and data scientists. 

The DSSG program at the eScience Institute brings together students from universities […]

Interdisciplinary Team Creates Tool to Detect and Quantify Satellite Streaks

By: Emily F. Keller

The recent growth of low-Earth-orbit satellites is posing a threat to a range of groups who rely on the sky for science, spirituality and tradition, by leaving a plethora of bright streaks across the night sky. A project team at the University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is […]

Research Team Examines the Impacts of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance on Household-Level Poverty

By: Emily F. Keller

Research about the relationship between poverty and the minimum wage in Seattle has often focused on examining the economic circumstances of individual workers. One of the projects of the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program at the University of Washington is expanding this lens to create data that views workers […]

Interdisciplinary Team Designs Database to Advance ‘Self-Sufficiency Standard’ Research

By: Emily F. Keller

Determining the income level that working families need to meet their basic needs requires a dynamic approach. An interdisciplinary team at the University of Washington (UW) Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is laying the groundwork for the integration of multi-sourced data from across the U.S. to provide researchers and policy […]

Applying ‘Geospatial First’ Approach to Estimating Heating Loads in Alaska

By: Emily F. Keller

Decarbonization efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change face a unique challenge in Alaska. While about 70 percent of energy use in the state goes to heating, there is a lack of reliable broad-scale data on the portion of energy that is used for heating in buildings. An interdisciplinary team at […]

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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 2022 are now closed. Please check back in January 2023.
Up to sixteen DSSG Student Fellows are selected each year to work on data-intensive projects […]

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