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Building a hub for data science in Africa

Advances in data science have the potential to improve health and well-being for people in Africa, but this promise has been limited by a shortage of local data scientists.

A call for improved use of data during crises

Better use of large-scale streams of digital data on population vulnerabilities, physical and medical infrastructure, human mobility, and environmental conditions is key to improving disaster preparedness and response, according to experts from Harvard Chan School.

Getting to know… Dongzhengyang "Ray" An, SM ’20

Biostatistics student Dongzhengyang "Ray" An discussed his path from China to Harvard Chan School, the draw of causal inference and machine learning, and how the pandemic has helped him reconnect with family and friends.

Tracking COVID-19 with cell phone data while safeguarding privacy

Researchers led by Caroline Buckee are using cell phone data to study people’s mobility patterns, in order to help control COVID-19—without violating people’s privacy. Buckee, associate professor of epidemiology and associate director of the Center for Communicable Disease…