Is Data Science for Social Good Tackling Global Challenges?

Data is transforming the world, challenging the way we think and serving some of the most powerful companies. But, can we use it to serve social good?

The project Data Science for Social Good was born with this purpose at Chicago University, in 2013. A partnership between the Municipality of Cascais and Nova SBE brought the project to Europe in 2017. Its summer program trains data scientists close to the government and ONGs to solve real problem in different areas of public interest, such as education, health or safety through data mining, machine learning and big data.

The final presentations of the 2018 Summer Fellowship Program of Data Science for Social Good Europe will take place on August 16th at 10:30 a.m. at Nova School of Business & Economics’ Carcavelos Campus, followed by lunch. Get your ticket 2018 for the Summit of the Summer Fellowship Program of Data Science for Social Good Europe here.

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This event will bring together data scientists and policy and decision-makers from all over the world who have been intensively working together for the last three months to solve some of the most pressing societal challenges of the 21st century. To do this, fellows worked hand in hand with project partners to achieve one common goal:

Join the event and learn if:

  • Can inspectors get to an incident before it happens?
  • Can we know who is at risk of being long-term unemployed?
  • Can we identify who are the children at risk of non-vaccination?
  • How can we promote sustainable tourism solutions?