Data Science for Social Good

The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with Urban@UW and Microsoft, is excited to announce the 2016 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. The program brings together data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for social benefit.

Modeled after similar programs at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech, with elements from our own Data Science Incubator, sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects. These are paid positions.

More about the program…

Ariel Rokem’s excellent blog post about the program


  1. Building an Urban Data Science Summer Program at the University of Washington eScience Institute
    Ariel Rokem, Brittany Fiore-Gartland, Bernease Herman, Micaela Parker, Cecilia Aragon, Bryna Hazelton, Bill Howe, Valentina Staneva, Anthony Arendt, Anthony Hellerstein, Anthony Lazowska, Anthony Stone, Anthony Tanweer, Joseph Vanderplas.
    2015 Bloomberg Data Science for Good Exchange
      author = {Rokem, Ariel and Fiore-Gartland, Brittany and Herman, Bernease and Parker, Micaela and Aragon, Cecilia and Hazelton, Bryna and Howe, Bill and Staneva, Valentina and Arendt, Anthony and Hellerstein, Joseph and Lazowska, Ed and Stone, Sarah and Tanweer, Anissa and Vanderplas, Jacob},
      title = {Building an Urban Data Science Summer Program at the University of Washington eScience Institute},
      year = {2015},
      howpublished = {Bloomberg Data Science for Good Exchange}

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