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July 14, 2022
In this issue:
Inflation Data Resources
Recommended Reads
Upcoming Events
Graduate Student Opportunity
Full-Time Opportunities
Engage + Connect
Christina Animashaun/Vox
Dear Friends, 

U.S. inflation spiked to a 40-year high in June. View the resources we collected below to explore inflation data.

Congratulations to Dr. Samuel Kou on being named Chair of the Department of Statistics at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Kou succeeds the leadership of Dr. Neil Shephard. Thank you Dr. Neil Shephard for your service over the past 7 years!

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

All the best,

The Harvard Data Science Initiative
Inflation Data Resources
U.S. Inflation Hits New Four-Decade High of 9.1%
How inflation is flipping the economic script, in seven charts
McKinsey & Company

Inflation Expectations Three Years Out Ease to 3.6%, NY Fed Survey Shows

As inflation soars, a look at what’s inside the consumer price index
Pew Research Center

By a wide margin, Americans view inflation as the top problem facing the country today
Pew Research Center

In the U.S. and around the world, inflation is high and getting higher
Pew Research Center
June inflation soared 9.1%, a new 40-year high, amid high gas prices 
The Washington Post

Five charts explaining why inflation is at a 40-year high
The Washington Post

Why Has the Inflation Calculation Changed Over Time?
The New York Times

Consumer prices and inflation rate in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts

Global inflation tracker: see how your country compares on rising prices
The Financial Times
Recommended Reads
Recent Publications by the HDSI Community
Experimental Evaluation of Algorithm-Assisted Human Decision-Making: Application to Pretrial Public Safety Assessment | arXiv

Co-authored by HDSI Faculty Affiliate Kosuke Imai (Harvard FAS)

Ambiguous Dynamic Treatment Regimes: A Reinforcement Learning Approach | SSRN

Authored by HDSI Faculty Affiliate Soroush Saghafian (Harvard Kennedy School)
Modeling the evolution of the US opioid crisis for national policy development | PNAS

Co-authored by HDSI Faculty Affiliate Mohammad Jalali (MGH)

Eliminating unintended bias in personalized policies using bias-eliminating adapted trees (BEAT) | PNAS

Co-authored by HDSI Faculty Affiliate Eva Ascarza (Harvard Business School)
Upcoming Events
Reimagining the Role of Business in the Public Square
Multistakeholder Engagement on ESG Commitments, Metrics, and Accountability
Harvard Business School Campus
9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Thursday, September 15, 2022
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.

Host Organizations:
  • Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession
  • Harvard Business School Institute for the Study of Business in Global Society 
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government Center for Public Leadership  
  • Harvard Data Science Initiative
Competing in the Age of AI: A Live Event with HBS Professor Karim Lakhani
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Thursday, Jul 21, 2022
Event by Harvard Business School Executive Education
Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way today's businesses compete and operate.  

Join Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Karim R. Lakhani, co-author of Competing in the Age of AI: Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World, on July 21 for a live case study event focusing on SmartOne, a provider of data labeling services for cutting-edge AI.

The session will conclude with a preview of the related HBS Executive Education program, Competing in the Age of AI—Virtual. This live online program will demystify AI, providing you with a blueprint for analyzing your company’s current AI capabilities, re-imagining your value proposition, and transforming your organization to support an AI-first business model.
21st Science and Democracy Network Annual Meeting
Meeting Dates: July 27 – 30, 2022
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 20
Hosted by the Program on Science, Technology and Society (STS) at the Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School
Littauer Building, Room L-140 (Goodman Room)
79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA, USA

The SDN Annual Meeting provides a forum for presenting research on salient issues in the contemporary politics of science and technology. The meetings train young scholars, foster international dialogue, and build improved understanding of ethical and policy challenges surrounding advances in science and technology.
Towards Authenticity: Critical Appraisal of Data Management Plans
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Virtual workshop hosted by the National Cancer Institute Center for Biomedical Informatics + Information Technology
During this workshop, data scientists and program officers will be introduced to the many areas of research data management and sharing, specifically around the role of data management plans (DMPs) in grant proposals.

In addition to learning how to evaluate DMPs from the perspective of a data curator, attendees will:
  • Learn how their roles fit into the entirety of the research data lifecycle.
  • Discover how to balance sharing sensitive data while protecting participant privacy.
  • Brainstorm ways to integrate best practices for DMPs into the grant proposal process.
This session combines lecture, activities, and discussion, and therefore registrants are encouraged to come prepared to participate.
Graduate Student Opportunity
Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) Research Seed Grant Program
Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2022
BARI is an inter-university research partnership for Northeastern University and Harvard University in conjunction with the City of Boston
The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) provides research seed grant funding for graduate students conducting original data-oriented research on the Boston area, at the intersection of scholarship and policy. Applications can be submitted by students at any local university. Special consideration is given to projects that examine or address questions with regional significance to greater Boston, beyond any one municipal border, such as inequality and social mobility, though we accept applications on other themes as well.
Full-Time Opportunities
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