“Big Data and Social Science”, my new book co-edited with Ian Foster, Ron Jarmin, Frauke Kreuter, and Julia Lane just came out.
Book website is at http://www.bigdatasocialscience.com/
We keep hearing and saying that in order to implement and correctly use machine learning and predictive models, they must be transparent and interpretable. That makes sense. You don’t want a black box model making important decisions — although one could argue that the guts and intuitions of many human beings are often as opaque and [...]
I’m running the Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship Program at the University of Chicago again in the summer of 2015. Applications for fellows, mentors, project partners will be available in November 2014.
[Cross-posted on the Edgeflip blog] We’ve all been there when designing a social media strategy – post something on Facebook or Twitter and see what happens. Oftentimes, this leads to more questions than answers: Who sees the post? Who gets influenced by it? Am I getting the audience I want? Am I extending my audience [...]
I’m co-organizing the KDD Workshop on Data Science for Social Good in New York in August 2014. Watch out for call for papers and talks.