Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Call for Proposals: 2020 UW Data Science for Social Good

Posted: 1/20/2020 (Conference)

The call for proposals is now open for the sixth offering of the University of Washington Data Science for Social Good summer program, to be held during the summer of 2020. We invite short proposals for 10-week data-intensive research projects requiring collaboration in data science approaches, such as scalable data management, statistical analysis, machine learning, open source software development, cloud and cluster computing, and/or data visualization.

We seek proposals that are methodologically rigorous and designed to address societal challenges in areas such as human services, public policy, health and safety, environmental impacts, transportation, accessibility, social justice, and urban informatics. We welcome proposals submitted by academic researchers, public agencies, non-profit entities, and industry.

Accepted proposals will need to designate a Project Lead (usually the author(s) of the proposal) who will closely collaborate with one or more Data Scientists from the eScience Institute and an interdisciplinary team of 4-5 student fellows supported by eScience (see Project Team Composition and Time Commitment below). In reviewing the proposals, we will be looking for projects with well-defined deliverables that clearly articulate how the DSSG program can help advance your project. Projects from our previous DSSG programs may serve as useful inspiration.

This program, which has been running since the summer of 2015, is sponsored in part by an award from the Micron Foundation and was inspired by similar endeavors such as the Data Science for Social Good program originally at the University of Chicago (now at CMU).

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Date: 06/15/2020

Deadline: 02/24/2020