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July 29, 2022
In this issue:
HDSR Summer Issue
Upcoming Events

Featured PhD Opportunity
HDSI Community Publications
Full-Time Opportunities
Engage + Connect
Harvard team wins Boston Regional Datathon for second straight year: MIT masters student Doron Hazan, left, and SEAS students Aakash Mishra, Viet Vu and Frank D’Agostino won first place at the Citadel Boston Regional Datathon. (Photo by Aakash Mishra)
Dear Friends, 

We hope you are enjoying your summers! Register now for upcoming events hosted by our friends at The Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard Kennedy School, and more via the links below.

Are you a PhD considering a postdoctoral opportunity? Apply to attend Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Department of Data Science's Postdoc Open House 2022!

Harvard is hiring! Check out the list of recently posted full-time job opportunities and postdoctoral opportunities below.

All the best,

The Harvard Data Science Initiative
HDSR Summer Issue
Harvard Data Science Review Publishes Issue 4.3
HDSR’s latest issue, featuring a special collection of articles on the topic of Changing the Culture on Data Management and Data Sharing in Biomedicine, is now out! This special theme, consisting of 10 pieces, arose from a virtual workshop held by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in April 2021.
For an excellent preview of the issue, read the editorial, 
Building a More Robust Data Science, Toward a More Robust World by HDSI Co-Faculty Director and HDSR Co-Editor-in-Chief David C. Parkes.
Upcoming Events
Mapping urban outdoor heat exposure using in US cities
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Location: CGIS Knafel, Room K354 or virtual
In this talk, Dr. Xiaojiang Li will talk about his recent work on urban microclimate modeling based on high resolution 3D urban models to map the finest ever (1 meter) urban outdoor heat exposure in US cities.

Lunch will be served for those attending in person.
Software Carpentry Workshop
Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST
Location: Ellwood Democracy Lab (Rubenstein 414)
Hosted by Harvard Kennedy School Library and Research Services
Software Carpentry is a two-day, hands-on workshop that will give you the foundational knowledge to pursue data-intensive research with confidence. Not only can the basic tools and concepts taught in this workshop help you get your assignments done in less time and with less pain, they’ll help prepare you to contribute to a public policy landscape where data and technical skills are in higher and higher demand. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

In this workshop, you’ll learn program design, version control, data management, and task automation using the following tools:
  • Unix Shell
  • Git
  • R
  • Text editor
Reimagining the Role of Business in the Public Square: Multistakeholder Engagement on ESG Commitments, Metrics, and Accountability
Thursday, September 15, 2022
9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Location: Harvard Business School Campus
Hosted by HLS Center on the Legal Profession, HBS Institute for the Study of Business in Global Society, HKS Center for Public Leadership, and HDSI
How can business leaders, governments, and other key stakeholders work collaboratively to make measurable, sustainable, and accountable progress on ESG goals and commitments?
Join us for an in-person, interdisciplinary event, Reimagining the Role of Business in the Public Square. The event has no attendence fees, will take place in-person, and will be open to the public. In attendence will be a global audience of leaders from business, government and public policy, academia, law, civil society, the media, and other key stakeholders.

This event is dedicated to facilitating an exchange of ideas among leaders from business, public policy, law, academia and civil society about practical, principled, and effective ideas to make meaningful progress on ESG commitments, metrics, and accountability.
Leading Smart Policy Design: A Multisectoral Approach to Economic Decisions
Meeting Dates: September 20, 2022 – October 11, 2022
Application Deadline: Monday, August 29, 2022
Hosted by Harvard Kennedy School Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) and Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education
From September 20 to October 11, 2022, Evidence for Policy Design and Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education will offer Leading Smart Policy Design, a program designed for leaders working on policies or programs that address social and economic problems around the world.

This online program features interactive lectures, case studies, and small group sessions in which participants will address a specific design challenge facing their organization and gain insights from faculty, teaching fellows, and peers.

New for this year, the program will highlight faculty research on gender equity, health, microfinance, environmental economics, education, labor market policies, and social protection systems strengthening. Applications are currently being accepted, and both individuals and teams are invited to apply.
Featured PhD Opportunity
Data Science Postdoc Open House 2022
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Friday, October 14, 2022
Location: Boston, MA
Hosted by The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Department of Data Science
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Department of Data Science is hosting an open house for PhDs considering doing a postdoc to learn more about the research conducted in the department. The event will include presentations from faculty, staff and former postdocs, smaller groups meeting with group leaders, and a happy hour. Travel is able to be covered for a limited number of individuals.

Complete the form below for consideration to attend the event. Due to limited space, it is requested that participants are actively seeking a postdoctoral position.

Submission Deadline: Friday, August 19, 2022
Notification By: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Recent HDSI Community Publications
Addressing Census data problems in race imputation via fully Bayesian Improved Surname Geocoding and name supplements | arXiv

Co-authored by HDSI Postdoctoral Fellow Evan Rosenman and HDSI Faculty Affiliate Kosuke Imai.

ODACH: a one-shot distributed algorithm for Cox model with heterogeneous multi-center data | Nature

Co-authored by HDSI Faculty Affiliate Rui Duan.
Moving beyond social categories by incorporating context in social psychological theory | Nature

Co-authored by HDSI Postdoctoral Fellow 
Joel E. Martinez.

Which Explanation Should I Choose? A Function Approximation Perspective to Characterizing Post hoc Explanations | arXiv

Co-authored by HDSI Faculty Affiliate Himabindu Lakkaraju.
Full-Time Opportunities
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Postdoctoral Fellow: Data Science for Cancer Screening Research
Hale Family Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist, Clinical Augmented Intelligence Group
Clinical Augmented Intelligence Group (CLAI), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Medicine – Led by Dr. Hossein Estiri, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical AI
Clinical Augmented Intelligence Group (CLAI), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Medicine – Led by Dr. Hossein Estiri, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS)
Recently Posted Jobs at Harvard
Program Manager
Harvard Data Science Initiative

Data Science Practice Director, D^3 Institute
The Digital, Data, and Design (D^3) Institute at Harvard

Software/Data Engineer
Center for Computational Biomedicine (CCB), Harvard Medical School

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer
Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), Harvard Medical School

Sr. Research Computing Systems Software Engineer
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Computing (FASRC)

Research Computing Systems Engineer
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Computing (FASRC)
Statistician/Data Scientist
Harvard Business School

Bioinformaticist I
The Eddy Lab

Data Science Specialist
Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS)

SAS Programmer I
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Assistant Director, Sustainability Data Analytics
Harvard Campus Services, Office of Sustainability

Senior IT Business Systems Analyst
Harvard Kennedy School

SQL Server Developer
Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR), Harvard Graduate School of Education
Recently Posted External Jobs
Data Scientist I/II: Pathology AI (Remote)
AI Operations and Data Science Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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