HDSI and HDSR statement on anti-racism

The Harvard Data Science Initiative and the Harvard Data Science Review share the grief and outrage of people throughout the United States and around the world over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other unnamed Black lives. We abhor the racial inequity that is felt every day by people across our country.

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Read our August 2020 update here.

COVID-19 Resources Collected by the HDSI

Researchers across Harvard are using data science to tackle the novel coronavirus in an attempt to understand its transmission and slow its spread.  In this unprecedented period, we will post their stories on this website and across our social media accounts.  Featured work may represent initial results of early stage research conducted at Harvard University and may not yet have undergone peer review.  This research is evolving quickly.

 If you know of important work or opportunities that you would like us to highlight, please email datascience@harvard.edu.

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Featured News from the Harvard Data Science Initiative

Sheila Jasanoff announced as Trust in Science Faculty Lead

October 28, 2020

The Harvard Data Science Initiative is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School, as Faculty Lead of the HDSI’s Trust in Science project.  Professor Jasanoff is a pioneer in the field of Science and Technology Studies and brings to her role decades of scholarship examining the role of science in society.  She is the author of more than 130 articles or book chapters and is editor or author of more than 15 books on related topics.... Read more about Sheila Jasanoff announced as Trust in Science Faculty Lead

A new gift to support the HDSI Postdoctoral Fellows

October 15, 2020

The Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI) has received a generous $2 million gift from Susan Wojcicki AB ’90 and Dennis Troper to support the Harvard Data Science Initiative Postdoctoral Fellows program.

“The HDSI Postdoctoral Fellows are critical members of our data science ecosystem,” says David Parkes, George F. Colony Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and HDSI Faculty Co-Director. “They bring an important interdisciplinary lens to challenges...

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Dwork & Williams: Don’t Rush the Census

September 22, 2020

 

Curtailing the census enumeration period will destroy the quality of the data for a decade. With bad data, statistical analyses are useless, predictions are pointless. Bad data also threatens to cripple the development of data science, as algorithms trained on bad data will necessarily fail, obscuring information about the quality of the algorithms essential for improving the field. #DontRushtheCensus....

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