4/27 at 1pm: Aron Culotta’s “Towards Classifier-driven Observational Studies from Social Media”

Join us this Wednesday 4/27 at 1pm, Harris School Rm. 142, for Aron Culotta’s (Illinois Institute of Technology) presentation at the Data Science and Public Policy Seminar Series. The topic of the talk will be: “Towards Classifier-driven Observational Studies from Social Media” Abstract: In recent years, researchers have mined social media streams to forecast and “nowcast” a […]

DSaPP’s Lead Poisoning Prevention and Early Intervention for Police Projects Featured in GovTech Magazine

DSaPP Director Rayid Ghani talks about our work with predictive analytics and city agencies. Our projects on preventing lead poisoning and predicting adverse police/public interactions are both featured. Check out the full article, “Grounding AI: Artificial Intelligence is Closer — and Less Awesome — than Most Realize,” in Government Technology.

Andrew Gelman at Harris on 1/22: “Little Data: The Statistical Crisis in Science”

Little Data: How Traditional Statistical Ideas Remain Relevant in a Big-Data World Andrew Gelman, Columbia University Friday, January 22, 2016 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm Harris School Room 142 Seminar Little Data: How Traditional Statistical Ideas Remain Relevant in a Big-Data World; or, The Statistical Crisis in Science; or, Open Problems in Bayesian Data Analysis Abstract: “Big […]

In light of recent police misconduct, The Chicago Reporter highlights DSaPP’s Early Indicator System

The Chicago Reporter highlighted our work with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in developing a more accurate, predictive policing system. The article highlights that part of the solution to recent policing oversight woes might “be right in CPD’s backyard.” “If they came to us,” Ghani said, “we’d definitely be interested in working with them.” Check out […]

DSaPP featured in the White House’s Police Data Initiative

On October 27th, President Obama spoke to the 122nd annual conference of the Internal Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). In his speech he drew attention to Early Intervention System (EIS) developed by DSaPP and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, as part of the White House Police Data Initiative. Read more about this project at the […]