Around the world, individuals with diverse data science skills are working with social change organizations to apply data science to some of the world's toughest challenges.
On Tuesday, October 27th, we're hosting an evening of storytelling and interactive discussion with four such individuals, moderated by DataKind, an organization that's 'harnessing the power of data science in the service of humanity.'
Ana Areias, World Bank
Ana Areias uses data science for good at the World Bank. Currently, her projects include building poverty prediction models and using online job boards data to estimate real-time unemployment statistics in India.
Bob Filbin, Crisis Text Line#
Bob Filbin is chief data scientist at Crisis Text Line, the first large-scale 24/7 national crisis line for teens -- on the medium they use and trust most: texting.
Cat Miller, Flatiron Health
After surviving MIT, Cat has spent most of her career working with technology in health care -- from trying to create early-response warnings for CHF patients to helping hospitals manage resources. Now at Flatiron Health, she works with large cancer data sets to find the meaningful patterns in real-world data.
Kush Varshney, IBM
Kush Varshney is a research staff member with the Data Science group at IBM Research and a data ambassador with DataKind.
Miriam Young, DataKind (moderator)
Miriam is the Communications Specialist at DataKindand has built her career supporting the pro bono movement, bringing business, technology, and social sector experts together to change the world.
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