Posts by stats-for-good
Improving Subseasonal Forecasting in the Western U.S. with Machine Learning.
September 22, 2018 9:09 pmWater managers in the western United States (U.S.) rely on longterm forecasts of temperature and precipitation to prepare for droughts and other wet weather extremes. To improve the accuracy of these longterm forecasts, the Bureau of Reclamation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched the Subseasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo, a year-long real-time forecasting… Read more Improving Subseasonal Forecasting in the Western U.S. with Machine Learning.
Non-linear techniques for designing risk profiles of suicide ideation among students in Beijing.
September 10, 2018 12:44 amSuicide is a leading cause of death worldwide, killing more than 800,000 people each year with China accounting for almost one-third of suicide deaths worldwide. Unlike most Western countries where accidents are the leading cause of adolescent deaths, suicide is the leading cause of death among adolescents in China, according to China’s Center for Disease… Read more Non-linear techniques for designing risk profiles of suicide ideation among students in Beijing.
Global Oncology: Investigating inequities in palliative care
March 5, 2018 11:07 amGlobal Oncology Initiative (GO!) is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping improve cancer care worldwide. In this effort, it gathers advocates from many backgrounds — medical professionals, researchers, health policy specialists, and biomedical engineers — with the hope that interdisciplinary collaboration can lead to original, impactful developments in cancer education and treatment. An important component of… Read more Global Oncology: Investigating inequities in palliative care
Indigo: Empowering educators with online tools for analyzing educational assessments
March 5, 2018 11:06 amThe Indigo Education Company is a social enterprise that administers their corporate level non-cognitive Indigo Assessment surveys in high-school and college classrooms and ensures that the results are accessible and informative for students and educators. In contrast to traditional academic evaluations, the Indigo Assessment places a high emphasis on the social and emotional aspects of student development,… Read more Indigo: Empowering educators with online tools for analyzing educational assessments
Stanford P&TS: Developing incentive programs for sustainable transportation
March 5, 2018 11:05 amThe Parking and Transportation Services department at Stanford University administers programs to encourage Stanford employees, students, and affiliates to commute to campus in environmentally sustainable ways. These include Caltrain and VTA subsidies, carpool credits, the bicycle program, and the campus Marguerite shuttle. P&TS conducts an annual survey of Stanford commuters to better understand their needs and to… Read more Stanford P&TS: Developing incentive programs for sustainable transportation
Global Health: Predicting patient cost blooms
March 5, 2018 11:05 amPrediction tools for identifying the patients who will accrue the bulk of spending are crucial for many smaller healthcare organizations to succeed under new payment reforms. However, scant progress has been made in improvement of cost-prediction tools for over a decade. Using population health data for over two million residents of Western Denmark between 2004… Read more Global Health: Predicting patient cost blooms
GreatNonprofits: Helping nonprofits understand client feedback
March 5, 2018 11:04 amGreatNonprofits is an online hub for nonprofit reviews that provides valuable feedback for charitable organizations and helps donors, volunteers, and clients learn about organizations matching their interests. GreatNonprofits hopes to use the panoply of review data collected from a diversity of organizations and audiences to help nonprofits better understand and respond to client feedback. To this… Read more GreatNonprofits: Helping nonprofits understand client feedback
SparkPoint: Linking service profiles with client progress
March 5, 2018 10:43 amSparkPoint is an anti-poverty organization in the San Francisco Bay Area that helps low-income individuals and families reach financial stability. Clients work together with SparkPoint coaches to design a personalized path towards their financial goals. A central theme of this approach is the freedom to choose from a variety of services, including those that support access… Read more SparkPoint: Linking service profiles with client progress