Data Science for Social Good, Chicago Jun-Aug 2014, Apply by Feb 1

Data Science for Social Good 2014 Summer Fellowship at the U. of Chicago is looking for students, mentors, and project partners. Fellows apply by Feb 1.

Data Science for Social Good The Eric & Wendy Schmidt
Data Science for Social Good
Summer 2014 Fellowship
at the University of Chicago

Application deadlines are Feb 1, 2014.

Here is a summary from Rayid Ghani, head of the program and Obama 2012 Campaign Chief Scientist.

We're looking for Fellows with the following qualifications:
  • Post-docs, Grad Students or Advanced undergrads with computational and/or analytical backgrounds (CS, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Statistics, Economics, Policy, etc.)
  • Passionate about making the world a better place and social impact!

Other Details:
  • Fellows are paid a competitive stipend and provided housing
  • Fellows will work in small teams led by a mentor on data science projects with real data and non-profit and/or government partners.
  • This is a full-time program in Chicago running from beginning of June to end of August

Apply to be a Summer Fellow

We're looking for strong graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students with computational, quantitative, and analytics skills who care about making a social impact. Last year's fellows included people with Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Economics, Applied Math, Physics, Linguistics, Sociology, and Public Policy degrees

Apply to be a Summer Mentor

We're looking for data scientists with strong technical skills and practical experience with an interest in mentoring students learn real-world skills and make a social impact. Last year, we had a mix of people from Industry and Academia (with practical, real-world experience) as mentors with Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Economics, Applied Math and Physics backgrounds

Apply to be a Project Partner

We are seeking partners for Summer 2014, with the possibility of a longer-term collaboration. If your organization would like to be part of the Summer 2014 fellowship, please follow the guidelines detailed below.

Ideal project partners have

  • an interesting problem that can be tackled using data/analytics
  • a willingness to engage with the fellows on a regular basis
  • the ability to use the fellows' solution to make a meaningful social impact.