Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | Hosted on Zoom

A Data-Support System for Communities in a Pandemic.

Time : 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. PT

About the Event

Northeastern University in Seattle and Northeastern College of Social Science and Humanities is hosting a MS in Urban Informatics Info Session and Faculty lecture on ‘A Data-Support System for Communities in a Pandemic. Dan O’Brien, PhD will speak about the efforts of the Boston Area Research Initiative coordinating multiple data sources to understand how the pandemic has hit the diverse range of communities in the city. He’ll also provide guidance to policy and practice partners on a range of topics, from social distancing to economic disparities to housing and evictions to vaccination. Please join us to learn more about this work and how it provides a model of what urban informatics can be.

Our virtual session will be divided into three parts:

  • Topic: A Data-Support System for Communities in a Pandemic
  • Information Session: MS in Urban Informatics at Northeastern University
  • Open Q&A

  

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Dan O’Brien

Dan O’Brien is an associate professor of public policy and urban affairs and criminology and criminal justice and the Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative. O’Brien’s work focuses on the ways that researchers, policymakers, and practitioners can work together to leverage Big Data to better understand and serve cities. He also focuses on the behavioral and social dynamics of urban neighborhoods, particularly those that directly impact a place’s future upward (or downward) trajectory.

About Northeastern Seattle

The Seattle regional campus, launched in 2013, is located in South Lake Union, an epicenter for innovation and discovery. Home to a wide variety of companies and institutions that share the university’s vision, South Lake Union serves as a hub for cutting-edge thought leaders who inspire, create, and execute on new technologies and research daily. Northeastern University in Seattle is dedicated to delivering an education that’s industry-responsive, employer-aligned, and student-centered.

About Northeastern Seattle

The Seattle regional campus, launched in 2013, is located in South Lake Union, an epicenter for innovation and discovery. Home to a wide variety of companies and institutions that share the university’s vision, South Lake Union serves as a hub for cutting-edge thought leaders who inspire, create, and execute on new technologies and research daily. Northeastern University in Seattle is dedicated to delivering an education that’s industry-responsive, employer-aligned, and student-centered.