Data Science for epidemiology, public health and social good: two seminars by Ciro Cattuto and Daniela Paolotti at DiSIA in Florence

One day, two seminars. Friday 1st February, ISI Foundation Scientific Director Ciro Cattuto and ISI Research Leader Daniela Paolotti will give two seminars in Data Science at DiSIA – Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni “Giuseppe Parenti” (Università degli Studi di Firenze). Cattuto will speak about “High-resolution social networks: measurement, modeling and application”, while Paolotti's talk will be about “how collaborations in data science for social good can make a difference”.

“Digital technologies provide the opportunity to quantify specific human behaviors with unprecedented levels of detail and scale”, says Ciro Cattuto. “Personal electronic devices and wearable sensors, in particular, can be used to map the network structure of human close-range interactions in a variety of settings relevant for research in computational social science, epidemiology and public health». In his talk, Cattuto will review the experience of the SocioPatterns collaboration, an international effort aimed at measuring and studying high-resolution human and animal social networks using wearable proximity sensors, closing with an overview of future research directions and applications”.

“The unprecedented opportunities provided by data science in all the areas of human knowledge become even more evident when applied to the fields of social innovation, international development and humanitarian aid”, adds Daniela Paolotti. “I will cover examples of how actors from different entities can join forces around data and knowledge to create public value with an impact on global societal issues and set the path to accelerate the harnessing of data science for social good”.

“High-resolution social networks: measurement, modeling and application” (Ciro Cattuto), “It takes a village: how collaborations in data science for social good can make a difference” (Daniela Paolotti). DiSIA – Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni “Giuseppe Parenti”, viale Morgagni 59, Firenze. Aula 32, 12.00.