Topic: Healthy Choices: Understanding and influencing health decision-making to improve health, increase equity, and improve performance.
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.
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.
Topic: Strengthening the Refugee-Supporting Ecosystem by Focusing on the "Public" within Data Science for Public Good
Topic: Community Analytics and the Value of University/City Partnerships
Topic: The Forces Shaping the Digital Planet and Our Journey from a Physical Past to a Digital Future
Topic: Better Data and Measurement for Local Public Policy Decisions
Topic: Physician Data Scientists: Wearing Two Hats, The Why and How of Applying Data Science to Medical Research
Topic: Enabling Data Science to Do Public Good: Are We Making an Impact?
Topic: dplyr: one language, many implementations
Topic: The Role for Data in Successfully Navigating a Woman-Owned Small Business
Topic: Building the Field of Data Science for Social Impact
Topic: The 2020 Census: End of the Line?
Topic: Fascinating Revelations
Topic: Data: Its Vulnerabilities and Legitimacy
Topic: Informing Decisions while Protecting Privacy: The Future of the Federal Statistical System
Topics: Responsible Data Science and the 2020 Census
Topic: Smarter Government: The Data, the Map, and the Method
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:
- Washington Statistical Society
- NORC at the University of Chicago
- American Statistical Association
- Sage Publishing