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Data Science for Social Good: Using Math to Make the World a Better Place

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What if you could use skills from your day job to help combat human trafficking?​

Meet Booz Allen technologist Connie Fan—who can and does. "This is something I really care about," she says. "And it's an opportunity to use a quantitative approach to a problem that is purely human-based. I’m making a difference for women and children by doing what I’m good at—math.”

Nearly 10,000 Global Problem Solvers Work to Improve Detection of Lung Cancer, Winning Solutions Can Aid Doctors

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This year, nearly 10,000 people around the world harnessed data science principles in a massive effort to improve the detection of lung cancer – the deadliest, and most common cancer. The third annual Data Science Bowl, hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle, challenged data scientists to help medical professionals detect lung cancer earlier, and with better accuracy.

Booz Allen & Kaggle Challenge Data Scientists, Medical Community to Improve Cancer Screening using Artificial Intelligence through $1 Million Competition

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Cancer is an intensely personal disease for many of us: it hits loved ones at home, colleagues at work and friends in our communities. In fact, two out of every five people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Hiring Algorithms Are Not Neutral

By Gideon Mann & Cathy O'Neil
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Originally posted on Harvard Business Review.

By Gideon Mann & Cathy O'Neil
Gideon Mann is head of data science at Bloomberg LP.

Announcing Data for Good Exchange 2016 (#D4GX): Better Governance

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On Sunday September 25th 2016, we will once again convene our growing community around the topic of “Data for Social Good” at our Data for Good Exchange 2016. The overall theme for this year’s event will be “better governance” – how data science can be applied to solve public interest problems.

Booz Allen Partners with Johns Hopkins inHealth in Support of Pilot Project Discovery Program

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Booz Allen Hamilton is committed to doing its part to enhance Precision Medicine and promote the use of data science to effect positive change in the world. To that end, the firm has continued its longstanding relationship with Johns Hopkins University by partnering with Johns Hopkins’ Individualized Health Initiative (inHealth) in support of its inaugural Pilot Project Discovery Program.

Animal Shelter Adoption Hackathon Puts Data Science to Use for Social Good

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Businesses, government agencies, and organizations of all types – from the NFL to the CDC – are using data science to solve tough challenges, plan strategically, and ensure growth. But from its inception, the discipline of data science has also concerned itself with harnessing the power of data to effect positive change in the world. To that end, close to 50 Booz Allen data scientists volunteered their expertise to look for ways to improve animal care and adoption.

Monsanto Company Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

Company Sets Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Goal and Reports Status of Other Sustainability Commitments
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ST. LOUIS, May 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2014 Sustainability Report. Since announcing its first sustainability commitment framework in 2008, the company has advanced its three sustainability principles: (1) improving the lives of farmers, workers and communities, (2) producing enough food to make a balanced meal accessible to all, and (3) conserving Earth’s resources and preserving the natural environment.

Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Calls for Continued Agriculture Innovation at Borlaug Centennial Celebration

World Food Prize Laureate Robb Fraley Outlines Population Growth and Climate Change Challenges, Highlights Potential of Emerging Technologies to Safely Boost Food Production
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CUIDAD OBREGON, MEXICO, Mar. 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution, is widely credited with advancing agriculture to save 1 billion lives. While celebrating Borlaug’s legacy this week, Monsanto Chief Technology Officer and 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Robb Fraley outlined the need for continued innovation to feed a population that is expected to grow by more than 2 billion people by 2050.

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