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Data Science for Social Good Summer Projects 2021

We are proud to announce that this year the MCML is partaking in the renowned Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) initiative. Our chair has joined forces with University of Warwick under the DSSGx UK chapter of the DSSG Foundation supported by the Alan Turing Institute to organise the prestigious 2021 DSSGx Summer Projects.

The programme is running for 12 weeks from 7 June to 27 August 2021, and is entirely online due to COVID-19. DSSGx gives aspiring data scientists the opportunity to refine their data science skills through intense training, and by working in small supervised teams on real-world data mining, machine learning, and data science projects. Selected fellows receive a stipend to work with global non-profit organisations and government bodies to make a real-world social impact with their data, by improving their services, interventions, and outreach.

Fellows are supported by technical mentors and project managers with a strong technical background and several years of industry or consulting experience. All mentors and managers are paid full-time during the three months and receive the unique opportunity to work with top international data-science talents on projects that really matter.

Take a look at the accepted fellows and mentors right here and this year’s projects here. The DSSGxUK also offer public lectures that are free to attend. To see the upcoming lectures, take a look here.

(DSSGx is an independently organised programme affiliated with the DSSG Foundation)