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Friday, June 28 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
The Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship

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How can we use data to make the world a better place? How will the next generation of data scientists be trained to take on projects with real-world impacts in energy, healthcare, public safety, education, transportation and other sectors? The Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship is a new University of Chicago program where 36 aspiring data scientists work on machine learning and data science projects with social impact.  For three months in Chicago, they'll work closely with governments and non-profits, apply their computer science and analytics skills, and learn from mentors with experience in industry, academia and the Obama campaign.  Rayid Ghani, former Chief Data Scientist for the Obama 2012 campaign and leader of the fellowship, will describe the program's mission and execution.

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Rayid Ghani

Chief Data Scientist, Obama For America
Rayid Ghani is interested in using data and analytics for high impact social good problems in education, healthcare, energy, transportation, and public safety. Ghani served as Chief Data Scientist for the 2012 Obama campaign, and before that was Senior Research Scientist and Director of Analytics at Accenture Labs. | | He is currently with the University of Chicago, working with the Computation Institute's Urban Center for Computation... Read More →



Friday June 28, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
1 - Summit Stage

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