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September 1, 2022
In this issue:
Featured Event
Upcoming Events
Recommended Reads
Graduate Student Opportunity
Full-Time Opportunities
Engage + Connect
The new Science and Engineering Complex opened its doors to students in the fall of 2021. What is it like on campus? | Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer
Dear Friends, 

Welcome back to campus! We look forward to seeing you at our events this semester.

Join the Trust in Science Project in-person for two days of conversation on vaccine hesitancy and its relationship to trust in science on September 8 and 9! This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register now.

View the list of exciting data science-related events taking place at Harvard in the coming months!

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

All the best,

The Harvard Data Science Initiative
Featured Event
Trust in Science Workshop 2022
Vaccine Hesitancy: Between Mistrust and Miracle
Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST and 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Location: Cambridge and Allston
Hosted by the Program on Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Data Science Initiative
Thursday, September 8
Locatin: Science Center A, Cambridge

Keynote by Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University
  • Vaccine anxieties: (re)situating science and trust in a world of epidemics, exclusions and inequalities
Friday, September 9
Location: Science and Engineering Complex, Allston

Research showcase and panels on topics including:
  • Safeguarding Information integrity
  • Communities and Silos
  • Trust in science in comparative perspective
  • Overcoming hesitancy
Upcoming Events
Data + Donuts // Understanding rental market trends during the pandemic
Friday, September 2, 2022
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST
Location: Library Commons
Hosted by Harvard Kennedy School Library and Knowledge Services (LKS)
Data + Donuts is a learning and discussion group that offers a welcoming space to engage critically with issues of data and society. Every few weeks during the academic year, we invite researchers and practitioners to facilitate conversations around their area of expertise – and share donuts!
This event’s speakers Whitney Airgood-Obrycki (Senior Research Associate) and Sophia Wedeen (Research Analyst) work on research related to affordable rental housing at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
This event will be held in a hybrid format. Speakers will present via Zoom. Please register to receive a link to join via Zoom. In-person attendees can join us in the Library Commons (ground floor of Littauer, to the left of the HKS Library’s main entrance). In-person attendees must follow HKS’ COVID-19 protocols. Those without an HUID may enter via the Wexner security desk.
Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon: Lovina McMurchy, Movac Capital
Thursday, September 8, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Location: Online
Hosted by Harvard Office of Technology Development and the HMS Department of Biomedical Informatics
Lovina McMurchy is a General Partner at an international Venture Capital Fund, Movac Capital and an Edmund Hillary Fellow, a program for exceptional entrepreneurs and investors working on global impact projects from Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Featured speaker:
  • Lovina McMurchy, General Partner at Movac Capital and Edmund Hillary Fellow
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 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.
Programming + Pizza // Using the HKS Library for data-driven & computational research
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Location: Library Commons
Hosted by Harvard Kennedy School Library and Knowledge Services (LKS)
Programming + Pizza is a peer-to-peer mentoring group where those interested in programming tools and computational research can build skills and community. Every event highlights one interesting coding project (listed on our website), but attendees are free to work on whatever they like including pizza!
At this session of Programming + Pizza, the Research & Data Services team will talk about the ways they can help you with your data and computationally-driven projects. After their presentation, attendees will have plenty of time to work on the projects of your choice.
This event will be held in person, in the Library Commons (ground floor of Littauer, to the left of the HKS Library’s main entrance). Attendees must follow HKS’ COVID-19 protocols. Those without an HUID may enter via the Wexner security desk.
Recommended Reads
Reinventing the Future of Business | Harvard Business School

Rapid technological changes affect how we do our work, how we run our businesses, and even how we live our lives. Learn more about why Harvard Business School launched the Digital, Data, and Design Institute at Harvard (D^3) to expand faculty research on this transformation.

Using AI as a pandemic crystal ball | The Harvard Gazette

MGH and Broad researchers develop an artificial intelligence model that can predict which coronavirus variants will likely dominate and cause surges.

Air Quality Disparities Are Growing Among Ethnic Groups and Income Levels | Esri

Maps reveal lower air quality for low income communities and communities of color in a new study led by HDSI Faculty Co-Director Francesca Dominici and colleagues at the HDSI, in collaboration with Esri's spatial statistics team members, using ArcGIS API for JavaScript.

Fast charging over 10,000 cycles: For future electric vehicles, Harvard engineers’ solid-state battery technology points to a leap in performance and reliability | Harvard SEAS

Startup Adden Energy granted technology license from Harvard to scale innovative lithium-metal battery technology for commercial deployment.
Featured Graduate Student Opportunity
CrisisReady Graduate Data Science Intern
CrisisReady is a research platform based at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Direct Relief
CrisisReady is looking to expand its team of graduate interns to develop analytic pipelines for decision makers in acute disaster settings and provide general research support for the evaluation and dissemination of those tools.

The candidate will be supervised by an interdisciplinary team, working in a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholders including Harvard-based investigators and collaborators from government and academia in the US and overseas.
Full-Time Opportunities
Recently Posted Jobs at Harvard
Bioinformaticist I
The Eddy Lab, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Research Associate, Bioinformatics Analyst and/or Trainer
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Senior Programmer
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Program Manager
Harvard Data Science Initiative

Data Science Specialist
Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS)

Software and Web Developer
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Office of Global and Community Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Medical Image Analysis Research Assistant / Software Engineer
Mahmood Lab at Harvard Medical School

Medical Illustrator
Mahmood Lab at Harvard Medical School

Research Software Engineer
Mahmood Lab at Harvard Medical School

Pathology Image Analysis Postdoctoral Position
Mahmood Lab at Harvard Medical School
Recently Posted External Jobs
Quantum Research Scientist, AWS Center for Quantum Computing
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Senior Visual Analytics Engineer, AWS Capacity Forecasting
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Software Engineer II
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