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Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship

          

The goal of this program is to train future leaders in data science to work on data-intensive social problems including education, healthcare, energy, transportation, and crime prevention. The fellowship advisory team is led by Eric Schmidt (Google) and Rayid Ghani (Former Chief Scientist, Obama 2012). Apply by Apr 1.

UChicagoAt: UChicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Web: www.ci.uchicago.edu/

The Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Labs invites student applications for a
Summer Fellowship on Data Science for Social Good.

The goal of this program is to train future leaders in data science to work on data-intensive social problems including education, healthcare, energy, transportation, and crime prevention. Fellows will work in teams led by experienced mentors from academia, industry, and the Obama campaign analytics team. Summer fellows will be paid competitively and housed in Chicago for the summer, from early June to late August (exact dates will be announced soon).

We're looking for PhD, Masters, and advanced undergraduate students in Computer Science, Statistics, and other computational and quantitative disciplines. Fellows will learn about and apply statistical analysis, machine learning, and data mining to solve high-impact social problems. Statistics, programming, and data skills are preferred, but candidates don't need to be experts in every area. In addition, we're looking for people who are passionate about using data for social impact. The fellowship program has an advisory team from industry, government, and academia led by Eric Schmidt (Google) and Rayid Ghani (Former Chief Scientist, Obama 2012 Campaign).

Dates

  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2013
  • Acceptance Notification: April 10, 2013
  • Fellowship Program: Early June - Late August 2013

_Contact_:
Please apply at www.ci.uchicago.edu/datasciencefellowship/application.html

Applications must include:

  • Resume
  • Statement of interest highlighting experience with data/analytics/ML projects and passion for social impact
  • 1-2 letters of recommendation

Questions? Feel free to contact us at datasciencefellowship@ci.uchicago.edu

Rayid Ghani
Computation Institute
University of Chicago
rayid@ci.uchicago.edu


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