Data Science for Social Good

Come learn about the work being done by the Data Science for Social Good fellows:

The Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good fellowship is a University of Chicago summer program for aspiring data scientists to work on analytics projects with social impact.

We've brought 36 fellows to Chicago to work on data problems with the City of Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority, Cook County, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and other government agencies and nonprofits. The program is funded by Google chairman Eric Schmidt and run by chief data scientist for the Obama campaign Rayid Ghani.

Fellows will talk about their projects in the areas of health, education, transportation, energy, and more, focusing on why they're tackling the problems they're working on, and what machine learning and statistical techniques they're using to do so.

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  • Bruce M.

    Good people doing great work...blazing the trail!

    1 · July 29, 2013


    RSVP full is it ok to come anyway ?

    July 29, 2013

  • Steve S.

    Darn. Work has gotten too busy lately for me to be able to break away for this...

    July 28, 2013

  • Karaan G.

    I would like to explore data scientists as my career goal

    July 27, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    Bruce Paul

    July 26, 2013

    • Juan-Pablo V.

      We'll be talking about totally different projects at that one!

      July 19, 2013

  • Miles R.

    I am excited to participate!

    July 13, 2013

  • Gene L.

    Will we learn how to teach machines to behave in a way such that their actions can be willed into universal law? That would be awesome.

    July 9, 2013

  • Nandhi Prabhu M.

    Hoping to learn how data analytic impacts social life

    July 9, 2013

  • Anthony G.

    Sounds interesting looking forward to it!

    July 9, 2013

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