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
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'sspecial 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.
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
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:
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.
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