H/H joins NSF Convergence Accelerator

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Hello, hacks and hackers! We’re excited to announce some big news. Together with the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, and other partners and collaborators, our team has been invited to join the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator program.

Participation in the Convergence Accelerator, which includes an award of $749,000, will include development of an expert-informed software tool called ARTT (“Analysis and Response for Trust Tool”) that will address vaccine safety online.

Connie Moon Sehat, Hacks/Hackers Researcher at Large, will lead the project, together with co-primary investigators Amy X. Zhang and Franziska Roesner, both with the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.

Worth a read:

  • The concept of the pixel first came to light around the French Revolution from Joseph Fourier. This Aeon essay goes over the history of the pixel and gives an in-depth explanation of what they are: “a repackaging of infinity.”
  • The Apriori Algorithm helps find frequent items in a dataset, and this Towards Data Science blogpost goes over how to employ it in Python with a case study of analyzing items that are frequently bought together at the grocery store.
  • The Reuters Institute interviewed eight of the top environmental journalists in Brazil on how to best cover the climate crisis, from gaining scientific literacy to reporting stories in a solutions-oriented mindset.


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