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Statistics for Social Good

 

We're a group of Stanford students, researchers, and faculty exploring the potential to promote social good through effective data analysis.

Our Focus

We're connecting with domain experts and data partners to identify concrete social problems that can be addressed with effective data analysis and the statistical and computational techniques needed to achieve these improvements. We are motivated by a variety of social issues but are especially focused on problems stemming from economic inequities, like poverty, hunger, human trafficking, and unequal access to education.

Many of our findings are documented on the collaborative social good hub StatsforChange.org.

Getting Connected

If you are interested in sharing your domain knowledge or data, please contact our group at stats-for-good@lists.stanford.edu or our organizer, Lester Mackey, at lmackey@stanford.edu.