Harvard journal keeps data scientists connected during COVID

Data science provides a foundation for an important front in the battle against COVID-19. The Harvard Data Science Review, a journal of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, is helping keep data scientists connected and up to date on the latest findings.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 18, 2020 ~21 min

Tags: science-technology covid-19 inequality data-science alvin-powell bias francesca-dominici harvard-data-science-initiative harvard-data-science-review xiao-li-meng

Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

By looking systems in which things suddenly go very wrong, researchers created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economics data-science ecosystems algorithms prediction featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

Looking at systems where things go very wrong suddenly, researchers have created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economics data-science ecosystems algorithms prediction featured earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

AI methods make COVID-19 forecasting more local

Inspired by artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have developed a new COVID-19 forecasting tool that could give more accurate local info.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence covid-19 data-science algorithms prediction health-and-medicine

5 tips for coping with COVID-19 stat overload

Overwhelmed by all the COVID-19 statistics in the news? Here are five tips from data scientists for handling the glut of information.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 statistics journalism data-science featured health-and-medicine

Dashboard displays COVID-19 disparities by county

A new dashboard shows the disparities in how COVID-19 affects different income levels, various racial groups, and those with other health conditions.

Catherine Morrow-Emory • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 data-science maps united-states featured health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

With so many COVID-19 models, which is best?

Policymakers need to use data to guide their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new process brings together many models to give them the best info.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 data-science epidemics prediction featured health-and-medicine decisions pandemics

Big data says time’s running out to save the environment

"The more we map and analyze, the more we find the state of the environment, albeit Antarctic ice sheets, wetlands, or forests, is dire."

Lito Vilisoni Wilson • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change conservation data-science earth-and-environment

How is COVID-19 affecting your county? Check this tracking map

A new COVID-19 map of the US has tons of data, including cases, people who've recovered, and deaths. Check it to find out how your county is doing.

Saralyn Cruickshank-Johns Hopkins • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 data-science maps united-states health-and-medicine

140 million tweets capture COVID-19’s spread

Researchers are sharing a trove of tweets that highlights COVID-19: its effects, our fears, and misinformation.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media covid-19 internet data-science twitter society-and-culture

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