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Data Science for the Public Good Distinguished Speaker Series: Seema Iyer

Date and Time for this Past Event

  • Thursday, Jun 1, 2023  4pm - 6pm

  Rosslyn Events


Please join the University of Virginia in Rosslyn for their upcoming summer Distinguished Speaker Series, a hybrid event featuring distinguished speaker Seema Iyer, Senior Director of The Hive, USA, for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) innovation lab.

The Hive is responsible for bringing data science, machine learning, and new technologies into the organization’s operations to raise awareness and design solutions that address the needs of refugees all over the world. To learn more about Dr. Seema Iyer, click here.

Dr. Iyer’s talk, titled “Strengthening the Refugee-Supporting Ecosystem by Focusing on the 'Public' within Data Science for Public Good,” will be a discussion regarding how involuntary human migration is accelerating due to changes in worldwide demographics, political upheavals, economic dislocation, technological advances, and climate change.

Register for the free event

The Data Science for the Public Good Distinguished (DSPG) Speaker Series invites discussion with the community to encourage civic engagement and strategic planning for the good of society, all within a bedrock of data science and ethics. The speaker series brings together people from government, business, and academia who want to investigate how data can shape public policy and is a partnership among several University of Virginia entities, including the Biocomplexity Institute, the School of Data Science, and the Darden School of Business.

*This is not a Rosslyn BID sponsored event

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