Hsu's Data-Driven Yale team wins UN prize
A team from Data-Driven Yale, an F&ES-based project working at the intersection of data science and policy, was awarded the UN Data for Climate Action Challenge’s inaugural prize for linking climate change to sustainable development goals.
The contest, hosted by UN Global Pulse and sponsored by Western Digital, a U.S.-based computer data storage company, invited teams to leverage big data and data science to generate research papers, tools, and visualizations that could inform local responses to climate change.
The team’s winning analysis explored air pollution’s impact on consumer spending, visualizing its results in a series of interactive maps and case studies.
Team members John Brandt ’19 M.E.Sc., Matthew Moroney ’18 M.E.M., and Sophie Janaskie ’18 M.E.M., joined Angel Hsu, Assistant Professor at F&ES and Yale-NUS College and Director of Data-Driven Yale, to accept the award during a ceremony on Nov. 12.