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Data Science for Social Good

Philanthropy and Social Impact in a Complex World

  • Provides timely research on data science for social impact, with connections to complex systems, machine learning and artificial intelligence

  • Offers contributed chapters by recognized, world-class leaders at leading philanthropies / foundations / think tanks that support science for social impact

  • Connects the perspectives of researchers and funders, outlining a research agenda and open problems in the field

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Complexity (BRIEFSCOMPLEXITY)

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About this book


Keywords

  • Philanthropy in Science
  • Digital Demography
  • Data Collaboratives
  • Digital Epidemiology
  • Data for Good
  • Artificial Intelligence for Humanitarian Response
  • Funding Data Ecosystem

Editors and Affiliations

  • Turin, Italy

    Massimo Lapucci, Ciro Cattuto

About the editors

Dr. Massimo Lapucci is Managing Director (Secretary General) of CRT Foundation, a philanthropic foundation based in Italy with an endowment of about three billion euro. He is Secretary General of "Development and Growth Foundation”, a CRT subsidiary focused primarily on impact investing, tech and innovation, and he is Managing Director of OGR, a former large industrial space in Turin, Italy, recently converted into an innovative and experimental center for contemporary culture, art, research and start-up in partnership with US accelerators. He was past Chair of the European Foundation Centre in Bruxelles, the network of institutional philanthropy which unites over 300 members from nearly 40 countries, including the USA. Dr. Lapucci has extensive international experience as Investment and Finance Officer and board member for public and private companies in various sectors and nonprofit organizations in the EU and the Americas, including the Rockefeller P.A. Europe, the advisory board of the London School of Economics-Marshall Institute, ISI Foundation in Turin, Italy and ISI Global Science Foundation in New York, NY, USA. He is Vice President of the Social Impact Agenda for Italy, and a member of the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group. Dr. Lapucci also has a consolidated teaching experience at university level, and since 2006 he is a World Fellow at Yale University, USA.

Prof. Ciro Cattuto, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Turin (Turin, Italy) and a Principal Researcher and Research Area Coordinator at ISI Foundation (Turin, Italy). His interests include data science, complex systems, public health, and the social impact of data. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Perugia, Italy and has carried out interdisciplinary research at the University of Michigan, USA, at the Enrico Fermi Center and Sapienza University in Rome, and at the Frontier Research System of RIKEN, Japan. He is a founder and principal investigator of the SocioPatterns collaboration, an international effort on studying social networks with wearable sensors, with applications to epidemiology. He is an editorial board member of Nature Scientific Data, EPJ Data Science, PeerJ Computer Science, Journal of Computational Social Science, Data & Policy journals. He was an organizer and chair of leading conferences in Computer Science, Data Science, Network Science and Complex Systems. He is a Fellow of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). He was a member of the Covid-19 task force of the Italian Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digitization. His research was featured in the national and international press.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Data Science for Social Good

  • Book Subtitle: Philanthropy and Social Impact in a Complex World

  • Editors: Massimo Lapucci, Ciro Cattuto

  • Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Complexity

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78985-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-78984-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-78985-5

  • Series ISSN: 2191-5326

  • Series E-ISSN: 2191-5334

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 99

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Complex Systems, Data Science, Public Health

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-78985-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)