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 $1.4 million in funding across the University.
This year the HDSI awarded funds to projects by Boaz Barak (Computer Science), Edo Berger (Astronomy), ...
We’re going to the Oscars on this month’s episode of the HDSR Podcast. What are the biggest predictors of an Oscar win? What are the pros and cons of using quantitative vs. qualitative data? Has the film industry’s increased use of streaming services impacted Oscar predictions? We investigate these questions and more by speaking with two renowned Oscar experts: Boston Globe film critic and columnist Ty Burr and Ben Zauzmer, author of Oscarmetrics... Read more about HDSR Podcast Episode 2
The Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR) launched in 2019 with a goal of providing centralized, authoritative, and peer-reviewed content that would help define and shape data science as a scientifically rigorous and globally impactful multidisciplinary field. Less than two years in, the academic community has begun to take notice.
The Harvard Data Science Initiative condemns the murders of eight people in Atlanta on March 16. Six of the eight victims were Asian women. Their killings took place against a backdrop of increasing violence and violent rhetoric towards Asian Americans and Asian American women in particular. These facts underscore the...
CrisisReady (a HDSI affiliated group) is organized around the principles of Data Readiness, Methods Readiness, and Translational Readiness, and seeks to advance data-driven decision-making during public health emergencies.... Read more about Crisis Ready Launch Panel
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