The Harvard Climate Justice Design Fellowship has selected its inaugural cohort of fellows, a remarkable group of seven leaders in environmental justice advocacy, organizing, and law from throughout the United States. Harvard’s Climate Justice Design Fellows will each pursue a project that generates data-oriented tools to support their own environmental justice advocacy, research, service, or education work with their community.
IQSS Welcomes Stefano Iacus, New Senior Research Scientist and Director of Data Science and Product Research
Data scientist and statistician Dr. Stefano Iacus will join IQSS in the roles of Senior Research Scientist and Director of Data Science and Product Research. Iacus will serve as a key advisor and intellectual leader on our research agenda and the strategic direction for research software products and services.
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.