H/H joins NSF Convergence AcceleratorSuggest edits
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:
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- 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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