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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The American Statistical Association just interviewed three of our Data Science for Social Good alums. Jane Zanzig, Amy Hepner, and Roubin Gong provide their insights on the fellowship, and more broadly how they combine their backgrounds in statistics with applied data science and public policy. The interviews are available here.
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.
Applying Data Science! Join us for a monthly discussion series organized by The Center for Data Science & Public Policy, bringing together faculty, researchers, and students from across the university interested in applying new and emerging data science methods and tools to problems they’re tackling. The goal is to start discussions around applied data science […]
Reducing infant mortality, improving graduation rates for high school and first-generation college students, preventing home abandonment, and identifying legislative plagiarism are just some of the project goals for the 2015 Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship. For fourteen weeks, 42 fellows in Chicago will work with nonprofit and government partners […]