Warwick’s Data Science for Social Good summer programme 2023 once again ran at The University of Warwick campus in Coventry, from 5 June - 25 August. We were joined by 16 fellows from around the world, who worked together to generate solutions to social problems proposed by our partners.
Support was provided from the Alan Turing Institute and Aridhia and recruitment was in conjunction with the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
DSSGx UK 2023 was delivered under the DSSGx UK chapter of the DSSG Foundation.
DSSGx 2023 Team
As usual, there was a high standard of applicants and an extensive and demanding recruitment process was undertaken. The 2023 programme was supported by The University of Warwick organising team and and the DSSGx Project Managers and Technical Mentors, who are recruited for their experience in the field of Data Science, in a business environment, as well as by this year's project partners.
The fellows experience an environment that prepares them for working in the 'real world', by looking at delivering on objectives, prioritising the decision making and understanding the compromises for final delivery of a solution. The fellows received training and mentoring throughout the programme, as well as understanding the value of working effectively as a team and the impact gained by generating successful solutions.
The 2023 projects, suggested by our partners, offered a range of data-based challenges, and represented both UK and international partners. They show how the application of data science impacts across many different sectors and forms, from the digital, to the physical, using the past, to understand the future. To learn more about this years projects, take a look here.
DSSGx 2023: Datafest
The end of the programme is celebrated at The Shard, London, with the teams of fellows presenting their solutions to an invited audience.
The keynote speaker was Sir Bernard Silverman, who has a background in both academia and government, serving 7 years as the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Home Office and is more working on research topics relating to modern slavery and human trafficking.
Oliver Fiala, from 2022 DSSGx project partner Save the Children, provided an update of 'One year on', looking at how the organisation has build on the work done by the team the year before.
You can watch Datafest 2023 here.