Sloan Grant Supports Construction of Powerful New Labor Database The internet and other advanced technologies have enabled more data collection than ever before on the United States economy and labor market. But because these datasets are largely sequestered between public resources from government agencies and private repositories kept by companies, economists cannot easily access the
FiveThirtyEight.com investigates what sets DSaPP's police early warning system apart from the rest of the predictive systems on the market. Check out the full story here.
The Charlotte Observer wrote up our work with the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department. Read all about the partnership here.
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.
Joe Walsh, DSaPP Senior Researcher, along with Eugenia Giraudy and Matthew Burgess, DSSG 2015 Fellows, will present their work on the Legislative Influence Detector (LID) at SXSW this March. The panel, "Using Data Science to Catch Legislators in the Act," will be on March 12th. Additional information is available here.
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
Our work with the City of Cincinnati on targeting and preventing the spread of urban blight was recently featured in Backchannel. Check out the article and read all about our "astrophysics Ph.D. turned warrior against urban blight," Jen Helsby: Bluegrass, Blight, and the Future of Cities: How a Fiddler and an Astrophysicist Introduced Predictive Analytics
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
The DSaPP team presented Our Legislative Influence Detector (LID) at the Bloomberg Data For Good Exchange in New York at the beginning of October. Fast Company wrote up explanation of this project and the policy implications of the prototyping tool. Check out the article here.