Data Science for Social Good

We use data to benefit society in the broadest possible way

Data Science for Social Good

 

"Social Good" /ˈsoʊʃəl ɡʊd/: “A good, service or activity that benefits the largest number of people in the largest possible and most equitable way

Data for Social Good/ˈdeɪ.t̬ə /ˈsoʊʃəl ɡʊd/: “A multi-pronged initiative to steward the use of data, data science, and artificial intelligence as to generate insights and inform actions that benefit the largest number of people in the largest possible and most equitable way, and to facilitate more data collaboration across all sectors of society, with a special focus on the role of nonprofits and foundations”.

Our initiative on Data Science for Social Good aims at integrating:

  • Cutting-edge scientific and applied knowledge on the applications of data-driven methods, sustained by years of investment in Data Science and Complex Systems research
  • Training and networking experiences for the first generation of professionals focusing on data sharing and social impact
  • Deep expertise and experience in the design and governance of data collaborations aimed at generating public value
  • A fast-growing technology and cultural hub: OGR Torino.

The Data Science for Social Good Center

The Data Science for Social Good Center is a knowledge hub targeting the challenge of using Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to better identify needs, guide interventions, and evaluate the impact of decisions and policies.

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The digital transformation is a historical process that touches all aspects of our lives and calls for a deep reflection on the role that our institutions can and should play.

 

The Book

Data Science for Social Good:
Philanthropy and Social Impact in a Complex World

A collection of insights and shared experiences by pioneers and thought leaders of an emerging field.

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Editors & Authors

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Massimo Lapucci

Editor
Secretary General at Fondazione CRT - CEO OGR Torino

Ciro Cattuto

Ciro Cattuto

Editor
Associate Professor at the University of Turin, and Research Area Coordinator at ISI Foundation

Alberto Alemanno

Alberto Alemanno

Author
Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law at HEC Paris

Stefan Germann

Author
CEO, Fondation Botnar

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Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis

Author
Senior Programme Manager – Digital Innovations at United Nations Global Pulse

Claudia Juech

Author
Vice President of Data and Society, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

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Nuria Oliver

Author
Cofounder and Director of the ELLIS Unit Alicante Foundation, called “The Institute for Humanity-centroc AI”

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Rachel Rank

Author
Independent consultant and former CEO of 360Giving

Stefaan G. Verhulst

Author
Co-Founder Governance Laboratoy at New York University

A longstanding commitment to the field of Data Science

Through its support to ISI Foundation, Fondazione CRT has invested about 44 million euros towards the Lagrange Project, providing over 800 young researchers with scholarships and research grants for projects on complex systems science and Data Science.

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