People want data privacy but don't always know what they're getting

Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.

Rachel Cummings, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology • conversation
Oct. 21, 2020 ~8 min

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What is an algorithm? How computers know what to do with data

A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.

Jory Denny, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Richmond • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

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Video: What the huge COVID-19 testing undercount in the US means

A recent report by the CDC estimated that the true number of COVID-19 cases in the US could be six to 24 times more than the number of confirmed cases. A public health scholar explains the implications.

Melissa Hawkins, Professor of Public Health, Director of Public Health Scholars Program, American University • conversation
Aug. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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What the huge COVID-19 testing undercount in the US means

A recent report by the CDC estimated that the true number of COVID-19 cases in the US could be six to 24 times more than the number of confirmed cases. A public health scholar explains the implications.

Melissa Hawkins, Professor of Public Health, Director of Public Health Scholars Program, American University • conversation
Aug. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Video: Who controls pandemic data?

A White House decision to take over collection of COVID-19 data from the CDC sparked worries over political interference. A public data expert talks about the importance of transparent public data.

Julia Lane, Professor of Economics, New York University • conversation
July 31, 2020 ~6 min

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3 questions to ask yourself next time you see a graph, chart or map

Visualizations can help you understand data better – but they can also confuse or mislead. Here, some tips on what to watch out for.

Carson MacPherson-Krutsky, PhD Candidate in Geosciences, Boise State University • conversation
July 24, 2020 ~8 min

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How the coronavirus pandemic became Florida's perfect storm

A close look at Florida's economy shows just how vulnerable the state and its population are to a pandemic, and some of the reasons state officials hesitate to take action.

Murray J. Côté, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Texas A&M University • conversation
July 16, 2020 ~8 min

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Why the coronavirus pandemic became Florida's perfect storm

A close look at Florida's economy shows just how vulnerable the state and its population are to a pandemic, and some of the reasons state officials hesitate to take action.

Murray J. Côté, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Texas A&M University • conversation
July 16, 2020 ~8 min

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For Florida, the coronavirus pandemic was a perfect storm

A close look at Florida's economy shows just how vulnerable the state and its population are to a pandemic.

Murray J. Côté, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Texas A&M University • conversation
July 16, 2020 ~8 min

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AI could help solve the privacy problems it has created

Artificial intelligence insatiable data needs has encouraged the mass collection of personal data, placing privacy at risk. But AI can help solve the very problem it creates.

Aryya Gangopadhyay, Professor, Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
June 22, 2020 ~8 min

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