See how talented data scientists helped fight crime & corruption  /  24. August 2022, 16:00-17:30

Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) DataFest2022

Would you like to learn more about how young data scientists, hosted at Technical University & DFKI Kaiserslautern, helped non-profit organisations and government bodies to deliver real social impact? Do you want to find out how you can partner with the DSSG programme to run your own projects or how you can support the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) programme?

Highly qualified and motivated fellows from 8 countries joined forces during the summer to tackle real world issues as part of Germany's DSSG programme. Mentored by an experienced team, they helped two partner organisations make better use of their data by applying cutting-edge data science solutions:

  • Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP): Helping investigative journalists uncover crime and corruption from big data
  • National Procurement Agency (DNCP), Paraguay: Reducing corruption and related costs in public procurement through more effective auditing of public tenders

At the DataFest, you will have the opportunity to:

  • learn more about both projects and to engage with fellows and partner organisations,
  • enjoy a couple of keynote speeches on data science for social good,
  • network with experts and organisations who share a common vision and values - using data science to positively impact society,
  • explore how you can generate more social impact by supporting the DSSG programme in various ways or by joining the programme next year to tackle your own challenges, and
  • close the event with some food and drinks and some further networking.

The 12-week fellowship programme was founded in 2013 at the University of Chicago. 


For further information, see: Germany`s DSSG DataFest 2022: How talented data scientists helped fight crime & corruption