The Harvard Data Science Review has launched a monthly podcast that aims to show news, policy, and business through the lens of data science. The inaugural episode, “The Data of Love” contains a fascinating interview with relationship experts Drs. Julia and John Gottman from The Gottman Institute about the secrets of long-lasting love. Listen here.Read more about New Podcast from HDSR
Last fall the HDSI launched the Bias^2 Program, aiming to support research, feature speakers, and engage the data science community towards using data science to uncover bias, and understanding and combating the use of badly-conceived data science that can reinforce bias and inequity. As part of that effort we inaugurated the Bias^2 Research fund with $250,000 in funding.
The goal of the fund is to incentivize and support cross-disciplinary collaboration between data scientists at the postdoctoral level. This year, we envisage making a single award of up to $25,000, and two to three smaller awards of $5,000-10,000 each. Funds may be used to hire students, buy access to data or software; or for travel and... Read more about Postdoctoral Fellows Research Fund
Together with the Science, Technology, and Society Program of the Harvard Kennedy School, the HDSI convened a roundtable of four leading experts from academia and public life for a conversation spanning the many crises that have marked 2020, from pandemic response to the census to police reform. Panelists Marc Lipsitch (Harvard University), Ken Prewitt (Columbia University), Ruha Benjamin (Princeton University), and Chris Mooney (The Washington Post) shared their thoughts on the myriad ways that trust in science is interwoven with trust in democracy.
A series of articles that taps the expertise of the Harvard community to examine the promise and potential pitfalls of the rising age of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and how to humanize it.