DSSG (at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh) will begin June 1st, 2020 and end August 21st, 2020
The Fellowship is a project-based training program designed to produce data scientists with strong skills in solving real-world problems and an understanding, excitement, and passion for solving problems with social impact. We have three goals (prioritized in that order): Training Fellows: We want to help create the next generation of data scientists who have the [...]
Collaborative, Creative, and Inclusive. We know we don't know everything and want everyone involved to shape the Fellowship. We're open to ideas, criticism, and help. Yes, we are data-driven but more than that, we're problem-driven. We care about impact and how our work is used to improve society.
Most of the summer, Fellows work with their team on their project. We augment that with lectures, hands-on workshops, seminars (from local and visiting guests), happy hours (with the local tech, data science, non-profit, and government communities), meet-ups, field trips, and other social activities (sailing trips, tours, concerts, etc.). Some of these are planned in [...]
Typically, we get 600-1000 applications for 24-40 positions
No. We can make some exceptions for up to 2 days off during the summer (for critical cases), but spending a week away from the work is not fair to the other fellows on your team. If you need to be away for a week during the summer, this may not be the summer for [...]
Yes, we are hosting information sessions - watch our website for dates.
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