Seasons of Interdisciplinarity: Spring of Big Data
- Friday 18 June 2021
- Online, the link will be distributed to registered participants
This season, the Young Academy Leiden dives into questions raised in the context of Big Data. We do this by means of a Big Data Policy Hackathon for early-career researchers at Leiden University on Friday 18 June 2021. We are looking forward to seeing you there! The Hackathon addresses three interdisciplinary real-life challenges. Big data topics will span Law, Philosophy, Data Science, Medicine, Public Administration, Sociology, Psychology, and other areas: Sign up, meet other scholars who may be working on topics adjacent to your work in other faculties, and valorize your expertise for society!
Challenge 1: 113 Dutch Suicide Prevention Hotline. Help experts of 113 to come up with a predictive model to estimate the number of staff needed at the call centre on a daily basis, based on social media, death of a celebrities, and any other variables you can come up with.
Challenge 2: Municipality of The Hague. Help local bureaucrats address illegal housing in Den Haag by looking at data-related solutions while also raising ethical questions around identifying certain locations.
Challenge 3: Leiden University. What can Leiden University do with data generated by Brightspace? Using a simulated dataset, we will discuss suggestions on opportunities and limitations.
When: Friday 18 June 2021, 9.00-12.30 CET
Where: Online, the link will be distributed to registered participants
Who: Early-Career Researchers (post-PhD) at Leiden University