Walking the Beat: Mining Seattle’s Police Report Data

This week marks the completion of Y Combinator for Bayes Impact! As our Fall 2014 Fellowship ramps up (250+ applicants!), we wanted to do a blog post illustrating how exactly we can use data to understand public services better. We have been exploring Seattle’s Police Report data and will walk you through step by step …

Defending Credit for the World’s Poor with Data Science

As a Westerner, getting a credit card is only slightly more complicated than tying my shoes. My world is raining with opportunities to borrow money to go to school, open a store, consolidate loans, or buy an iPhone 6. For poor global citizens, though, the game is different. In fact, there isn’t a game. A …

How 150 Data Scientists Gathered to Hack for Social Good

At Bayes Impact, we’re cognizant of the fact that social impact can’t be done overnight. That’s why we embrace a different kind of model – instead of working with part-time volunteers, we hire full-time data scientists and software engineers to work on a small number of high impact projects. The fact is, it takes time …

Tableau Foundation

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Neal Myrick, the Director of Tableau Foundation, over the past few months. From our early conversations, I was quick to realize the uncanny level of alignment between our organizations. It was a match made in data nerd and social impact heaven. Tableau Foundation’s mission is to “encourage …

Hiding in Plain Sight: Network Analysis of The Russian Mob in UK Business

Special thanks to Chris Albon for his contributions to this research. Ukraine has a mafia problem. The country was already overrun with gang activity shortly after it declared its independence, and, for most of the country’s formative years, business oligarchs, mobsters and corrupt officials all merged to build a fundamentally corrupt government run by organized …

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