Data Science for the Public Good is a program designed to educate young people from social sciences, engineering and various disciplines in the field of data science. Trained young people come together with the public institutions and develop projects for better understanding the social problems and offer solutions with the open data provided. The program is implemented in partnership with the University of Virginia Social and Decision Analytics Division, Coding, CADS @TEDU (TED University Center for Applied Data Science), IstasyonTEDU, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Zemin Istanbul, and Ankara Metropolitan Municipality.
Throughout the program, students accepted to the program work in groups determined according to their proficiency on the project topics directed by the municipalities. At the end of the program, the most successful groups from Ankara and Istanbul will present their projects at the Data Science for Public Good annual seminar at the University of Virginia.
IstasyonTEDU provides the social-benefit focused project design training contents within the program.