MIT researchers release the Synthetic Data Vault, a set of open-source tools meant to expand data access without compromising privacy.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
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What is HIPAA? 5 questions answered about the medical privacy law that protects Trump's test results and yours
A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn't protect.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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Political science professor will spearhead the Institute’s interdisciplinary center that studies high-impact, complex societal challenges.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~3 min
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Using novel computational approaches, graduate student Sean Liu develops better tools for analyzing data.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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Large datasets are difficult to depict as scatterplots — but that may change with a new CSAIL project for creating interactive visualizations.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~3 min
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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.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~21 min
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How a new way of parsing COVID-19 data began to show the breadth of health gaps between Blacks and whites
Getting the real answers on health gaps requires a deep dive into the demographics.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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National Science Foundation awards proposal for space weather modeling.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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