Data Science for the Public Good Forum

Data Science for the Public Good Forum

The University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute, Darden School of Business, and Data Science Institute in partnership with the Northern Virginia Technology Council announce the Data Science for the Public Good Forum, an opportunity for civic engagement, comprised of a Distinguished Speaker Series and Annual Symposium.

The Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) Forum builds on the Biocomplexity Institute's highly successful and distinctive DSPG research platform that leverages cutting-edge public policy analytics and unprecedented data access, and serves as an honest broker to identify, visualize, and understand the full complement of interests that affect the public good. 

As central programs of the Forum, the Distinguished Speaker Series and Annual Symposium will bring together key public and private stakeholders to discuss how “doing data science” can support evidence-based policymaking and innovation to enhance the quality of life where we all live, learn, work, and play.

We can’t wait to begin these important conversations with you!

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Data Science for the Public Good Annual Symposium

August 9, 2019

Ron Jarmin and Phil Bourne

In its fourth year, the Data Science for the Public Good Annual Symposium will celebrate the Biocomplexity Institute’s 2019 Young Scholars and their research. Speakers will include Phil Bourne, Director of the University of Virginia's Data Science Institute and Acting Dean of the School of Data Science, and Ron Jarmin, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

Date: August 9, 2019

Symposium: 1:00-4:30pm

Location: University of Virginia Darden School of Business Sands Family Grounds
1100 Wilson Boulevard, 30th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209

Register for the Annual Symposium.

 

Call for Symposium Research Posters

For the 2019 Annual Symposium, the Biocomplexity Institute invites submissions from all those in the wider UVA community with interests in public good oriented data science research on topic areas such as education, public health, public safety, human services, transportation, agriculture, and urban informatics. We are specifically interested in hearing about research featuring data acquisition, engineering, visualization, and ethics, and their implications, if any, for public policy. See the flyer for contact information and more details.

The deadline to submit abstracts is July 15, 2019. Submit abstract here.

For more information about the DSPG Symposium, please email Gizem Korkmaz, Research Associate Professor.

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Data Science for the Public Good Distinguished Speaker Series

September 17, 2019

Save the Date

Katharine Abraham, Director of the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy, and a professor of Survey Methodology and Economics at the University of Maryland, joins the Data Science for the Public Good Distinguished Speaker Series in September. Dr. Abraham was Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1993–2001 and a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2011–2013.

Save the date!

Date: September 17, 2019

Talk and Q&A Session: 4:00-5:00pm
Reception: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: University of Virginia Darden School of Business Sands Family Grounds
1100 Wilson Boulevard, 30th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209

 

 

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Past Forum Events

Martin OMalley Headshot

June 14, 2019
Smart Government: The Data, the Map, and the Method.

The former Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, kicked off the Data Science for the Public Good Distinguished Speaker Series with his talk, Smart Government: The Data, the Map, and the Method, emphasizing the need for more evidence-based policy making.

News Article | Download Slides

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Data Science for the Public Good Forum Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their support. It’s through their generous contributions that we’re able to deliver these Forum events 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.

Interested in sponsoring the Data Science for the Public Good Forum events? Please read the sponsorship prospectus or contact Kevin Passarello, Director of Translational Programs and Development, at the UVA Biocomplexity Institute.

Bronze-level Sponsors


  • MITRE logo
  • Washington Statistical Society
  • NORC logo
  • AMSTAT logo
  • R Studio Sponsor Logo
  • SAGE Publishing logo
  • Westat sponsor logo
  • Avison Young Sponsor Logo

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DSPG Forum Sponsors