Academic Speakers Series: “Data Science for Social Good” by Joe Walsh


Companies have long invested in data to sell credit cards and get clicks on websites, but there is a growing movement to use data to solve more important problems.

In this talk, Joe Walsh will discuss the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship, a program that trains aspiring data scientists through real-world projects with non-profits and government agencies.

Joe will present a few of the DSSG projects he mentored, including identifying police officers at risk of adverse incidents (Charlotte and Nashville Police Departments), finding children at risk of lead poisoning (Chicago Department of Public Health), and uncovering the sources of legislation in the US (Sunlight Foundation).

He will also offer lessons learned.
The talk will be held in English. The details of the talk are as followings:

* Date and time: 3:30 P.M – 4:30 PM, 29 March 2019.
* Address: Fulbright University Vietnam, 2F, 105 Ton Dat Tien, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
* Register to join the event at:

About speaker:

Joe Walsh has had several years of experience helping academics, nonprofits, federal and state agencies, and companies of all sizes use quantitative tools to answer questions and make informed decisions about health care, transportation, education, public safety, criminal justice, and government transparency.

He is one of the few who has served as both a fellow and a mentor for the Data Science for Social Good program. He has master’s degrees in economics and peace and conflict studies and a PhD in political science. A US Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Truman National Security Project, Joe recently left the University of Chicago to start a company that increases property-tax fairness in the US.

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