DSPG Forum

Data Science for the Public Good Forum

Engaging the Public

As leaders in Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG), we hold ourselves accountable and push to champion research and public policy on public good issues that will shape a healthy future for communities around the world, all within a bedrock of data science and ethics.

Our Data Science for the Public Good Forum is public facing, and takes the discussion out into the community to encourage more civic engagement and strategic planning for the good of society. The Forum brings together people from government, business, and academia, who want to investigate how data can shape public policy, and is a partnership among several UVA entities, including the Biocomplexity Institute, the School of Data Science, and the Darden School of Business.

We also are appreciative of our sponsors whose donations make Forum events possible. Our thanks to: Westat, The Washington Statistical Society, NORC at the University of Chicago, American Statistical Association, RStudio, and Sage Publishing.

Annual Symposium

Our DSPG Symposium is an annual signature event that brings together scientists and industry decision-makers and students who share the common goal of improving human lives. During the Symposium, DSPG young scholars showcase their projects in a series of poster sessions, sharing their research with an audience from academia, government, and industry.

Distinguished Speaker Series

Our respected DSPG Distinguished Speaker Series is an important element of the Forum. We host nationally-recognized speakers who share their expertise and knowledge of data science with attendees from around the world. The Series is free and open to the public – please join us.

Upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series Events

Past Events


Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support as we continue to foster civic engagement and future discussions on the importance of doing data science to enhance the quality of life where we all live, learn, work, and play. Specific sponsors for this program are:

  • Westat
  • Washington Statistical Society
  • NORC at the University of Chicago
  • American Statistical Association
  • Rstudio
  • Sage Publishing