Data Science for Social Good

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Big Data Jax
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This month, we're thrilled to be hosting the interns from the Florida Data Science for Social Good program. Evan Copello, Rachel Carpenter, Hinal Pandya, Gregory Rousis, and Jason Smith will be talking to the group about their experience with FL-DSSG and discussing their analysis of 3 local social programs!

The Florida Data Science for Social Good (FL-DSSG) program blends data science and technology design to inform and solve important social problems in Northeast Florida. We intend to accomplish this goal by partnering with local non-profit and governmental agencies, analyze their data, and find impactful solutions to social issues. The FL-DSSG program will provide fellowships for students from diverse disciplines to work on these data science projects along with our community partners. Local non-profit and government agencies will receive data analysis and data visualization reports that support their work in the Northeast Florida community. Florida DSSG is hosted at the University of North Florida (UNF).

The DSSG program is inspired and modeled after successful programs in Chicago and Atlanta.

The FL-DSSG program at UNF is being spearheaded by Dr. Dan Richard, Associate Professor in Psychology, and Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Associate Professor in Computing. Over the past five years, Dr. Richard has been helping various non-profit/government agencies with data analysis as well as visualization and interpretation of the results. Dr. Umapathy has worked with local non-profit/government agencies for the past five years in developing technology solutions to improve program efficiencies.

As always, we'll have great people, pizza, and beer! Tentative Schedule

5:30-6:15 Socializing and Pizza
6:15-6:20 Announcements
6:20 -7:20 FL-Data Science for Social Good
7:20-8:00 Closing remarks and questions