Data Science for Social Good Announces 2016 Projects

From Kenya and Mexico to Syracuse and Tulsa, data in the hands of people with skills, expertise, and compassion can produce genuine benefits. For the 2016 edition of the Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Summer Fellowship, 42 fellows from around the world will work with partners in these locales and beyond on tackling challenges in education, policing, social services, criminal justice, and other vital real-world topics.Since 2013, DSSG has trained over 150 fellows from dozens of countries, creating an international community of data scientists committed to using their talents for social good. Past projects included helping Chicago proactively inspect homes for lead, detecting lobbyist influence in legislation, identifying police officers at risk of adverse incidents, and determining causes of maternal mortality in Mexico. This year’s…

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