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August 4, 2022
In this issue:
HDSI Annual Report 2021–2022
Latest HDSR Podcast
HDSR Summer Issue
Upcoming Events
HDSI Community Publications
Full-Time Opportunities
Day Two (July 29, 2022) of the 21st Science and Democracy Network Annual Meeting hosted by the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University.
Dear Friends, 

Read the HDSI 2021–2022 Annual Report to learn more about the Initiative and our accomplishments over the past years.

Harvard Data Science Review's summer issue and latest podcast episode are out now! 

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.

Congratulations to HDSI 2019 Postdoctoral Isabel Fulcher on her new position as Vice President of Data Science at Delfina!
Read more about Isabel's work and what she hopes to accomplish in her next role.


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
HDSI Annual Report 2021–2022
This Year's HDSI Annual Report Available Now
Read about the HDSI's past five years of innovation and impact on the data science community
READ NOW
Latest HDSR Podcast
Differential Privacy for the 2020 U.S. Census: Can We make Data Both Private and Useful? (Part 1)
Listen to the latest Harvard Data Science Review Podcast episode to examine the Whats, the Whys, and the Hows of the U.S. Census
While most Americans have heard of the U.S. Census and understand that it is designed to count every resident in the United States every 10 years, many may not realize that the Census’s role goes far beyond the allocation of seats in Congress. For this episode, we invited the three co-editors of Harvard Data Science Review's special issue on the U.S. Census to help us explore what the Census is, what it’s used for, and how the data it collects should remain both private and useful.  

Featured Guests:
  • Erica Groshen, former Commissioner of Labor Statistics and Head of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Ruobin Gong, Assistant Professor of Statistics at Rutgers University
  • Salil Vadhan, Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University
LISTEN NOW
HDSR Summer Issue
HDSR Publishes Issue 4.3, Summer 2022
Read the recently published summer issue of Harvard Data Science Review 
Harvard Data Science Review'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.
READ NOW
Upcoming Events
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
REGISTER NOW
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.
REGISTER NOW
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.
APPLY NOW
HDSI Community News
Former HDSI Postdoctoral Fellow Becomes VP of Data Science at Delfina
Read about 2019 HDSI Postdoctoral Fellow Isabel Fulcher
Dr. Isabel Fulcher, 2019 Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI) Postdoctoral Fellow, completed her fellowship this past month and is now beginning her next role as the Vice President of Data Science at Delfina, a pregnancy care startup dedicated to solving the maternal health crisis in the United States.
READ MORE
Full-Time Opportunities
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
Principal Quantum Software Engineering Manager – Compiler and Runtime
Microsoft Azure Quantum Group

Research Software Design Engineer
Microsoft Applied Sciences Group
Research Engineer, Data-efficient and Bayesian Learning
DeepMind

Data Scientist
Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau
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