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Data Science for Social Good Fellowships

The Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Summer Programme is being held in the UK for the first time this year. The University of Warwick is hosting one of the Fellowships this summer with the Alan Turing Institute. The 2019 Warwick/Turing programme runs from June 10 to August 28.

 

What is the DSSG Summer Fellowship?

The DSSG Summer Fellowship is a project-based training programme to provide data scientists with skills to create data-driven solutions to real-world problems. It trains aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data and data science projects with social impact.

The programme was pioneered by the University of Chicago in 2013. Since then, it has involved more than 200 graduate and undergraduate students from computer science, social sciences, statistics, economics, public policy and other quantitative fields.

The Alan Turing Institute’s vision to advance research for public good and train the next generation of leaders is aligned with the DSSG objective to train data scientists with strong skills in solving real-world problems.

Fellows work with non-profit and government partners around the world. To date, more than 60 projects have been run, which have helped organisations do so much more with their data. They have enhanced their services, interventions and outreach to fulfil their mission of improving lives across the world.

Fellowship activities include lectures, hands-on workshops, seminars, meet-ups, field trips and social activities. Find out more.

 

Who are 2019 DSSG participants?

This year's summer programme has attracted global talent from academia and industry. The programme unites data scientists, researchers, PhD candidates, graduate and undergraduate students, data science experts and mentors, who are working together to create data science solutions to address pressing challenges to society.

Meet the team here.

 
Who are 2019 DSSG Project Partners?

The partner organisations that the DSSG works with are those who serves real need in the society and are willing to apply technical state-of-the-art data science knowledge to their challenges.

This year's DSSG programme is working with five non-profit organisation on the below challenges:

  • Cochrane UK: Increasing the efficiency of Creating meta-reviews in Biomedical Research
  • West Midlands Combined Authority, UK: Understanding and Reducing Inequities in Transportation in the West Midlands
  • Homeless Link, UK: Improving outcomes for rough sleepers in the UK
  • DNCP, Paraguay: Reducing Corruption in Public Procurement Processes
  • Ofsted, UK: Data driven prioritisation of independent fostering agency inspections.

 

Where can I find out more? Can I get involved in a future DSSG?

Find out more about the DSSG 2019 Project Challenges, and discover how to get involved with future DSSG activities on the Alan Turing website.