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September 15, 2022
In this issue:
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity
Upcoming Events
Full-Time Opportunities
Brad Smith, President and Vice Chair of Microsoft, delivers welcome remarks at today's Harvard ESG Conference happening on the Harvard Business School Campus until 6:00 PM. Join the livestream.
Dear Friends, 

The Harvard ESG Conference is taking place today on the Harvard Business School Campus! Join the livestream of the closing plenary at 4:30 PM EST.

Today is the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us this month in celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of our Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central, and South American communities. Viewing our collection of data science-related resources below and see how Harvard is celebrating this year on the Harvard website.

Congratulations to HDSI Faculty Co-Director Francesa Dominici on receiving the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean’s Fund for Scientific Advancement: Acceleration Award

Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 Harvard Data Science Initiative Postdoctoral Fellows Program! Apply now.

All the best,

The Harvard Data Science Initiative
National Hispanic Heritage Month + Data Science
📖 Read:

1 In 7 People Are 'Some Other Race' On The U.S. Census. That's A Big Data Problem
NPR: Hispanic Heritage Month Special Series

Diversity in Data Science: A Systemic Inequality
Towards Data Science

Where Being a Latina Computer Scientist Is the Norm
The Atlantic
📝 Learn:

Learn data science, AI, and more, from Hispanic experts
HOLA, Coursera’s Latinx Employee Resource Group


Data Gem: How Can I Visualize Race and Hispanic Origin Data from the 2020 and 2010 Census?
United States Census Bureau
📈 Facts + Statistics: 

Key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month
Pew Research Center

Health Data of U.S. Hispanic or Latino Population
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2022
United States Census Bureau
🔎 Resources:

LatinX in AI (LXAI)
LatinX in AI (LXAI) bridges communities, academics, industry, and politicians working to further AI innovation and resources for LatinX individuals globally.

Harvard GSAS Latinx Student Association
The Harvard GSAS Latinx Student Association (LSA) is an intersectional organization committed to building community and providing intellectual and social support among Latinx-identified graduate students across all Harvard campuses.

Association of Harvard Latinx Faculty and Staff
The Association of Harvard Latinx Faculty and Staff is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and advancing the needs and goals of the Latinx community at Harvard University.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity
Harvard Data Science Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 
Deadline: Monday, November 14th, 11:59 PM EST
The Harvard University Data Science Initiative is seeking applications for its Harvard Data Science Initiative Postdoctoral Fellows Program for the 2023-2024 academic year. The normal duration of the Fellowship is two years. Fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an annual allocation for research and travel expenses. 

We are looking for researchers whose interests are in data science, broadly construed, and including researchers with a primarily methodological focus as well as researchers who advance both methodology and application. Fellows will be provided with the opportunity to pursue their research agenda in an intellectually vibrant environment with ample mentorship. We are looking for independent researchers who will seek out collaborations with other fellows and with faculty across all schools of Harvard University.

We recognize that strength comes through diversity and actively seek and welcome people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities.
Upcoming Events

Precision Medicine Annual Conference 2022:
The New “Normal”?

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
10:00 AM – 4:15 PM EST
Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center or Virtual
Hosted by the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics
This year's annual conference will focus on novel applications as well as long-standing challenges of genetic testing, a measurement modality central to precision medicine. While the clinical applications of genetic testing have broadened from a single gene focus to increasingly available whole genome sequencing and genome-wide risk scores, there remains much confusion around the appropriate evidentiary standards for their use in clinical practice and in R&D. Read more.
Asking the World in Real-Time: A Randomized, Anonymous Approach to Gathering Spatiotemporal Sentiment Data
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Location: Virtual
Hosted by the Center for Geographic Analysis, a member of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS)
Danielle Goldfarb, Vice President of Global Affairs, Economics and Public Policy at RIWI, will discuss the design principles, advantages, limitations, and applications of random domain intercept technology (RDIT).
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.

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 – and pizza!
edX + Harvard Business School Present: Building an AI-First Company
Thursday, September 22, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Location: Virtual
Hosted by edX and the Harvard Business Analytics Program (HBAP) 
Join edX and the Harvard Business Analytics Program (HBAP) for their first LinkedIn Live event, "Building an AI-First Company," to explore the impact of AI in business with scientist, entrepreneur, angel investor, and bestselling author Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D.

Rana is a pioneer in Emotion AI, the co-founder of
Affectiva (now Smart Eye), and an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School.

Towards Life 3.0 Talk Series: The Coming AI Hackers

Thursday, September 29, 2022
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Location: Virtual
Hosted by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Join this event to hear from featured speaker Bruce Schneier, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series that draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and human life.
Full-Time Opportunities
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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Senior Data Scientist
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Program Manager
Harvard Data Science Initiative

Bioinformaticist I
The Eddy Lab, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Data Science Specialist
Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS)

Office of Global and Community Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

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

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Software and Web Developer
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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