Over the summer of 2021, a congregation of data scientists from all over the world collaborated virtually, and successfully worked for four different organisations. Their work included creating an anomaly detection in public procurement systems for DNCP – Paraguay’s National Department for Public Contracting, mapping the world’s offline population for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), improving economic forecasts during times of crises with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and prioritising environmental complaints with the Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) in Chile.
A total of 37 University of Warwick researchers from across the fields of mathematics, life sciences, statistics, computer science, business, medicine and engineering have been named as Fellows of the Alan Turing Institute this year.
Data Science for Social Good (DSSGxUK) is a summer programme that has been hosted by the University of Warwick and The Alan Turing Institute for the last two years, and will this summer, 2021, be delivered by University of Warwick in collaboration with Ludwig Maximillian University (Munich) under the DSSGx UK chapter of the DSSG Foundation.
The Warwick racing team usually spend their summer in the workshop building an electric race car, but lockdown this year due to the covid-19 pandemic didn't stop them from designing and virtually validating a second electric car, WRe2, and racing their original car WRe1 virtually.
This summer the University of Warwick, together with the Alan Turing Institute, is hosting the Data Science for Social Good (DSSGx UK) summer project programme for the second time. This year’s summer project programme has gone ahead in spite of challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, with highly talented Data Scientists from all over the world, from the UK, Poland, USA, Canada, Columbia, China, Romania and Mexico coming together (virtually) to work on two high-impact projects with Ofsted and World Bank.