Workshop: Data Science for Development


This one day workshop is designed to bring together data scientists and development experts from both the academic and public/NGO sector to explore how advanced quantitative techniques might be deployed to tackle urgent development challenges.

We are welcoming submissions (short talks and posters) showcasing applications of data science for development or highlighting development challenges where data science might be deployed. Please submit a short abstract/summary (300-500 words plus up to one graphic) by 31 January 2020 to apply for either a short presentation or a poster. Please indicate in the submission (i) if you are applying for a talk only, (ii) if you are applying for a talk but willing to present a poster if there are no more spaces for talks, or (iii) if you only wish to present a poster.

The Call for Papers can be found at

Book for the event here

All questions about submissions should be emailed to

Organising committee

  • Neave O'Clery, Turing Fellow and Associate Professor, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London
  • Professor Douglas Gollin, Department of International Development, University of Oxford
  • Dr Samuel Heroy, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London
Alan Turing Institute, London
Date range
16 March 2020 - 16 March 2020
09:00 - 17:00

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