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Data Science for Social Good Fellowship

We are excited to have several of the data science teams from Chicago's own Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship!

Come hear fellows talk about the following projects:

  • Ushahidi: amassing field reports from SMS and social media and mapping them to give governments, aid agencies, election monitors, and journalists a real-time picture of what’s happening on the ground.
  • CTA: building transit planning tools that help CTA better predict the impact of a service change on a route - and all connecting routes - before deploying a single vehicle.
  • QCRI: explore to what extent social media might allow earlier and cheaper damage assessment by correlating tweets about infrastructure damage or human casualties during Hurricane Sandy (and other recent disasters) with hard data about where and when destruction actually took place.
  • Land bankanalyzing Cook County’s real estate market and assembling data about property sales, foreclosures, building inspections, zoning to build a cutting-edge, open source analytics tool to help the land bank make informed policy decisions about which properties acquire and redevelop.
  • Nurse-family partnership: measuring the effectiveness of nurse home visits by analyzing three years of data on Nurse-Family Partnership’s interventions and family outcomes.
  • Case foundation

More information about all of the projects can be found here and on Twitter @datascifellows.

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  • Dave P.

    I appreciated the time limit limit. It kept the conversation moving. I do agree with Aaron, though, that more methodological detail should be presented in some fashion. That's the meat of what we're here for. The github postings will be interesting, but a minute or two peaking into the black box would be a great addition. This is a great group of wonderful folks. I'll definitely be back.

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all! Did anyone find a wallet? Well, actually it's not so much a wallet as it is a bunch of things that would go in a wallet held together by a small binder clip. (Good show by everyone, btw.)

    July 24, 2013

    • Erik

      We saw a thing just like that on the floor. I set it on the table where they had the name tags.

      July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      \o/ woot! yes! fortunately it found it's way from the name tag table to the kind folks at dssg. Thanks for your help! And now, I return you to the actual conversation at hand.

      July 25, 2013

  • Baoqiang

    Great presentations and work!

    It was mentioned that they will be presentations this Friday and next Monday, could anyone share info of how to register? Thanks.

    July 25, 2013

  • Jimena Sayavedra L.

    wonderful

    July 25, 2013

  • Aaron A.

    Over-subscribed and over-crowded. I arrived a bit late, and so was trying to watch from the hallway. Unfortunately, somebody was playing table tennis nearby, which was a distraction in a situation where it was already difficult to hear. After the first presentation, which was okay (this is an analytical crowd--tell us the simulation method you used and how you correct for time of day, seasonality, etc...) I couldn't hear any of the questions from the audience, and so I left. The topics you bring forward are great, so I think you may be planning for too many no-shows.

    July 24, 2013

    • Laurie S.

      Thanks for the feedback Aaron. The meetup last night had a few curveballs for our typical rsvp-to-attendee transformation estimate. It seems that when you hold the meetup in a space where half of the group works, fewer people will decide not to show up. Getting oneself to Groupon hq or Matilda is a higher motivational barrier than wheeling a chair across the floor. Duly noted.

      July 25, 2013

    • Laurie S.

      I hope you weren't too deterred, and we'll see you at another meetup soon!

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The topics of the presentation were interesting. The presentation itself needs some improvements like the contents should be little more than what it was. May be the 3 min thing is not enough. Few things like why a certain approach was taken to solve that problem wud be helpful. Also what are the other application of such process.

    July 25, 2013

  • Erik

    Great meetup with amazing people doing great things. I am inspired, and would like to get involved in this sort of thing.

    July 25, 2013

  • Tzyy-Chyn H.

    Amazing groups of people did amazing works.

    July 24, 2013

  • Matt K.

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Sathish J.

    On my way..Lil traffic running late

    July 24, 2013

  • Thu N.

    Can't make it tonight. :( Would live to catch it later through ustream or an online broadcast perhaps.

    July 24, 2013

  • Gang H.

    Gotta take care of a few things at work so can't make it after all :(

    July 24, 2013

  • Audrey H.

    Unexpected situation has come up that must be dealt with. Maybe next time.

    July 24, 2013

  • Michael S.

    What about us guys who want to use Data Science for evil? ;-)

    2 · July 23, 2013

    • Manju

      Absolutely.We need to capitalize on talent for greater good.

      July 24, 2013

    • Michael S.

      Nonsense! The Greater Good is a myth! I didn't go to 6 years of evil medical school.... ooops! Wrong group. :-P

      July 24, 2013

  • Manju

    Would love to participate but find it inconvenient coming into the city.Is there a way you could do live streaming or use some online chat software for listen in mode?
    Thanks

    July 23, 2013

  • Drew F.

    Oops. Wife's birthday.

    July 23, 2013

  • Joni

    Joni Zhang

    July 22, 2013

  • Peter G.

    Surprised I didn't know about this group. Interested to see what it's like.

    July 21, 2013

  • conor f.

    psyched!

    July 19, 2013

  • David M.

    Looking forward to my first meeting!

    July 18, 2013

  • Maria

    Unfortunately I have a previous commitment I can't reschedule - is there any way I could get the information from somebody? I'm really interested and would truly appreciate it!

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No, sadly I'm out of town.

    July 18, 2013

  • J. Tipan V.

    This is very interesting. I would love to attend, but I will be in Baltimore.

    July 16, 2013

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