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Inspiring Impact – Virtual Series

Inspring Impact

Data Science to the Rescue: Faculty Tackle Real-World Problems

Data collection is ubiquitous…and not always benign. It can feel creepy to get online prompts about what to eat, watch, do, or buy. And biases in computer code can skew data-driven decisions in ways that negatively impact individuals without their knowledge. But there’s good news, too. Penn researchers are harnessing huge data sets to improve health care, manage business challenges, identify crime patterns, mitigate the risks of social media, and more. In this session, they will share many ways Penn is leading in a quickly evolving field and what these changes mean for all of us.

  • Eric Bradlow, K.P. Chao Professor of Marketing and Vice Dean of Analytic at Wharton (Moderator)
  • Desmond Upton Patton, Brian and Randi Schwartz University Professor
  • Raina Merchant, Director, Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health; Professor of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Greg Ridgeway, Professor and Chair of Criminology, Professor of Statistics and Data Science, Penn Arts & Sciences