IQSS is pleased to welcome its new Executive Director, Elizabeth Jackson. Elizabeth joins us from both Greater Portland Health, Maine, and the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
On June 3–4, Harvard University hosted the 8th Comparative Politics and Formal Theory Conference. The conference was supported by Harvard’s Department of Government and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science through a generous gift from Eric Mindich.
The Dataverse Team at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science is excited to announce the 2022 Dataverse Community Meeting, taking place virtually from June 14-16.
The Dataverse community is invested in following ethical data principles. We feel it is an opportune time to progress Indigenous Data Sovereignty within the community and focus on the emergence of the CARE principles for Indigenous Data Governance.
Helping Treat Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa
Professor Caroline Buckee worked with the IQSS Data Science Services team to analyze cell phone data from 15 million individuals over the course of a year to track the spread of malaria. The data analysis detailed the movement of individuals through sub-Saharan Africa and beyond to track the spread of malaria and recognize the origin of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, which informs the individuals and organizations in Africa who can provide tools to prevent further spread of the disease.