Want to use and develop your data science skills while helping a humanitarian NGO? We've got just the thing: a hackathon with Save the Children, UVA's School of Data Science, and Batten's Global Policy Center.
Save the Children International's Migration and Displacement Initiative (MDI) is working to predict the scale and duration of conflict-driven displacement crises, and early prototyping identified infrastructure damage as a strong predictor. But there's no systematic source for this measure... so UVA's School of Data Science is hosting a hackathon to explore and prototype options for generating infrastructure damage values that can be used as part of MDI’s predictive analytics model.
Open to all UVA students, teams will have two weeks to generate a method to measure the extent of infrastructure damage in a region using land-satellite images and/or text from wire news services, NGO reports, and social media. Come practice your image or text analysis skills. Learn more and register at the SDSs event page!