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Trust in Science and COVID-19 Special RFP

May 11, 2020

Today the Harvard Data Science Initiative is launching a Special RFP for Trust in Science and COVID-19.

The goal of the Special COVID-19 Trust in Science RFP is to enable faculty across Harvard to study issues related to trust in science, broadly construed, in the context of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The HDSI welcomes data-science related proposals from all disciplines that seek to explore issues such as: the credibility of data and data models, the spread of information and misinformation, issues related to communication of scientific findings in a pandemic, data-driven indicators of consensus around scientific findings and recommendations, uptake of recommendations in different communities and national contexts, and the effect and impact of open data on public trust. These are examples only and applicants are encouraged to think broadly.... Read more about Trust in Science and COVID-19 Special RFP

HDSI co-Director Francesca Dominici Receives Karl E. Peace Award

May 1, 2020

Congratulations to our co-Director Francesca Dominici, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science on receiving the 2020 Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society from the American Statistical Association.

Dr. Dominici was selected in part “for her high-quality, innovative, and policy-relevant science, for her commitment to transparency and...

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Harvard Data Science Review Launches 2.2

April 30, 2020

The latest issue of HDSR (@TheHDSR on Twitter) is out and it’s a must read. As Editor-in-Chief, Xiao-Li Meng writes in his editorial (Information and Uncertainty: Two Sides of the Same Coin), issue 2:2 contains an “extremely rich and diverse set of articles that help to deepen our thinking and broaden our minds with respect to the increasingly perplexing world of variation.”  The authors address a wide...

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Competitive Research Awardee Melissa Dell wins Clark Medal

April 29, 2020

Congratulations to HDSI Competitive Research Awardee Melissa Dell on winning the 2020 John Bates Clark Medal. The prize, administered by the American Economic Association, is awarded annually to an American economist under the age of 40 for making significant contributions to thought and knowledge in the field. You can find more info about Melissa's...

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2020 HDSI Competitive Research Fund Awards

April 24, 2020

Each year the Harvard Data Science Initiative Competitive Research Fund provides targeted seed and bridge funding to Harvard faculty who propose novel methods, innovations, or solutions to data science challenges. Since 2017 the HDSI has provided over $1 million in funding across the University.

This year the HDSI awarded funds to projects by Melissa Dell of Economics, Xin Li of Materials Science, ...

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