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Activity Number: 642 - Data Science for Social Good
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Thursday, August 2, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Learning and Data Science
Abstract #326701 Presentation
Title: Data for Good: Designing for Impact
Author(s): Jake Porway*
Companies: DataKind
Keywords: data science ; open data; data for social good; predictive modeling

In this session, we'll talk about what it takes to build a successful data-driven project. We'll discuss different needs, challenges and approaches to applying data science for social good, highlighting a few real world examples, including the use of open data to prevent home fire deaths and predictive modeling to reduce traffic related deaths by enabling cities to test the effectiveness of street safety interventions and understand crash-related factors.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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