The 2015 Data for Good Exchange is shaping up to be one of the can’t-miss events of the year for data scientists, academics, researchers, policy makers, NGOs and non-for-profits. While we are finalizing our agenda and keynote speakers — which will be announced later this month — there is still time to submit a proposal to present at the conference. The deadline is Saturday, August 8th.
Presentations at the Data for Good Exchange should aim to spark conversation around using data science methods to address societal issues. Focus areas for the conference this year include Government Innovation, Environment, Public Health and Education.
They should either:
(1) Explain a successful application of data science to a problem in one of the areas listed above;
(2) Present a challenge problem that might be aided by use of machine learning / data science;
(3) Describe an especially relevant and specialized data set; or
(4) Lay out a vision for the future direction of these growing fields.
Contributions emphasizing inter-disciplinary work are particularly encouraged, as are descriptions of novel problems (with or without solutions) within the policy space.
The complete set of guidelines can be found here.
Submissions for the UNICEF Researcher in Residence program will continue to be accepted through August 21st. The program is open to post-doctoral candidates from a quantitative scientific field, such as Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics, with preference given to researchers with more than two years of post-Ph.D experience.
The Data for Good Exchange is excited to provide various participation opportunities, so keep an eye out for additional announcements in the coming weeks.