Data Science for Social Good

Philanthropy and Social Impact in a Complex World

This book is a collection of insights by thought leaders at first-mover organizations in the emerging field of “Data Science for Social Good”. It examines the application of knowledge from computer science, complex systems, and computational social science to challenges such as humanitarian response, public health, and sustainable development. The book provides an overview of scientific approaches to social impact – identifying a social need, targeting an intervention, measuring impact – and the complementary perspective of funders and philanthropies pushing forward this new sector.

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Editors & Authors

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Secretary General at Fondazione CRT - CEO OGR Torino

Ciro Cattuto

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

Alberto Alemanno

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Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law at HEC Paris

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CEO, Fondation Botnar

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Senior Programme Manager – Digital Innovations at United Nations Global Pulse

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

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

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Independent consultant and former CEO of 360Giving

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Co-Founder Governance Laboratory at New York University