Session 3 - Fall 2023 will take place on Wednesday, 4:00 PM CET / 3:00 PM GMT 18 October 2023, on Zoom Meeting
About The Series
The CIVICA Data Science Seminar series is a unique multi-disciplinary series focused on applications and methodologies of data science for the social, political, and economic world.
Session 3 Fall 2023 Details
In a rapidly changing world, facing an increasing number of socioeconomic, health and environmental crises, complex systems and data science can help us quantify vulnerabilities and monitor progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In this talk, I will first provide a non-exhaustive overview of the main areas of applications where non-traditional data and computational approaches have shown their potential for social impact, and I will then deep-dive more specifically into my work on predicting food insecurity from conflict, weather, and economic data.
Prof. Elisa Omodei
Elisa Omodei is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Network and Data Science at the Central European University. She holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics for the Social Sciences from the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) of Paris. She then spent over four years at the United Nations, first at UNICEF's Office of Innovation in New York and then at the UN World Food Programme in Rome. In her research, she explores how complexity and data science can help us address the needs of the most vulnerable populations and monitor the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She also served as Vice-President Secretary of the Complex Systems Society from 2018 to 2021.
Welcome Introduction Prof. Petra Novak, CEU
Setting the scene: Brief intro to the speaker and her talk
Seminar Session Prof. Elisa Omodei, CEU
Data science for the Sustainable Development Goals: the case of food security
Research Discussion. Lead Institution
Q&A / Discussion on the research
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