Red Cross: Satellite Imagery for Disaster Assessment

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Timely reliable damage assessment of buildings and infrastructure in the wake of natural disasters is crucial for organized response and recovery efforts. To aid this effort, this project leverages modern machine learning techniques to rapidly analyze the before and after satellite images of affected areas to assess damage.

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Reddit Map

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Reddit Map is an open-source tool that makes navigating Reddit data easier by displaying clusters of communities with overlapping community members.

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Save the Whales

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When whales are encountered near the surface of the ocean, it’s useful to be able to quickly assess their health for conservation and evaluation purposes. As part of our Data Science for the Common Good program, Master’s students Chhandak Bagchi and Gizem Cicekli developed a tool for identifying a whale from an aerial image. 

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Supporting Electric Vehicle Planning in African Cities

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In partnership with the World Resources Institute, a global research organization that works on issues such as energy efficiency and climate change, we examined vehicle usage in developing countries. There is often a lack of critical data for developing countries on vehicle purchases and usage patterns, which is a significant gap in sustainability research.

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