A community network for academic data science leaders, practitioners, and educators

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The Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) builds communities of academic data science leaders, practitioners, and educators, and academic-adjacent colleagues, to thoughtfully integrate data science best practices in higher education. Our members connect and share their data-intensive approaches and responsible applications. Learn more!

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ACM statement on facial recognition technology - AIhub, Association for Computing Machinery.  "...when rigorously evaluated, the technology too often produces results demonstrating clear bias based on ethnic, racial, gender, and other human characteristics recognizable by computer systems. The consequences of such bias, USTPC notes, frequently can and do extend well beyond inconvenience to profound injury, particularly to the lives, livelihoods and fundamental rights of individuals in specific demographic groups, including some of the most vulnerable populations in our society."

Microsoft unveils sweeping job training initiative to teach digital skills to 25M impacted by pandemic - GeekWire, Monica Nickelsburg

Abolish the #TechToPrisonPipeline - Crime prediction technology reproduces injustices and causes real harm - Medium, Coalition for Critical Technology


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Stephanie Hicks
Data Science Education SIG Call

Addressing Real-World Challenges Through Data Science Education

  • 1pm ET, 10am PT
  • Zoom
  • free

We'll hear from Stephanie Hicks on the Open Studies project. The Open Case Studies (OSC) project is an educational resource that educators can use in the classroom to teach students how to effectively derive knowledge from data in real-world challenges.


Funding Announcement

CZI's Essential Open Source Software for Science program supports maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for open source tools that are critical to biomedical research, including domain-specific software and foundational tools. Applications due: August 4

"ADSA has provided a collection of hundreds of datasets and tools all categorized [sic] by type and topic."

-SDC Counting Medium post.


Check out our COVID-19 page for our collection of data and data science resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Social Science Quarterly, David A.M. Peterson