DSSG MEET THE PROJECTS: Improving incident response in the Netherlands

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22Data Science for Social Good is University of Chicago’s summer program, and this year it came to Europe – to Nova School of Business and Economics. For three months, 18 brilliant minds developed data science solutions to problems with high social impact by analyzing big data.Data Science for Social Good is University of Chicago’s summer program, and this year it came to Europe – to Nova School of Business and Economics. For three months, 18 brilliant minds developed data science solutions to problems with high social impact by analyzing big data.They worked in collaboration with national and international governments as well as non-profit organizations, facing challenges related to unemployment, health, energy, transportation, and economic and environmental development sectors.

 

In collaboration with Rijkswaterstaat, 3 Data Science for Social Good Europe fellows analyzed big data and developed data science solutions to a problem with high social impact: Transportation. Road incidents, when not responded to on time can have serious consequences, including loss of life and traffic jams. But what if there was a way of knowing where and when incidents would happen? And what could be done with that information? Rijkswaterstaat operates a 24-hour service, dispatching road inspectors to respond to incidents. Data Science for Social Good Europe, together with the National Traffic Manager ‘Rijkswaterstaat’ in the Netherlands, uses data science to test how to allocate sufficient numbers of inspectors near high-risk locations, to minimize incident response time.

“In DSSG Europe, there are people from different parts of the worlds, with different ways of thinking, looking at a problem with an unbiased approach. Giving us answers to questions we have stopped asking ourselves. These are people with rare talents and we want to share this knowledge, and scale it up with our European partners.” – Rijkswaterstaat

Don’t forget to attend the final presentations Summit of the Summer Fellowship Program of Data Science for Social Good Europe

Brunch ● August 24th 2017 ● 10:30 a.m. ● Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais

TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING THIS HAPPEN