The politics of intensified data sourcing seminar

Friday June 4, at 13:00-15:30, room 5.0.22 at CSS, Oester Farimagsgade 5A, building 5
(if we are unable to meet physically, then at:

Join us celebrating the accomplishments of the ERC-funded POLICYAID project with two excellent keynote speakers: Sabina Leonelli and Claus Bossen. 

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13.00-13.15: Welcome by PI of POLICYAID, Professor Klaus Hoeyer

13.15-14.00: Data Linkage in Times of Pan(dem)ic: Towards Socially Robust Interventions

Professor of Philosophy and History of Science, Sabina Leonelli

I argue that attention to data linkage strategies, and investment in resources that make data linkage possible and sustainable, are crucial to enabling rapid mining and analysis of data of relevance to urgent health challenges such as those posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, while at the same time fostering socially robust interventions. This is an essential component of any data-intensive work with heterogeneous data sources, particularly given the critical concerns that effective data integration can help to address and mitigate, including the abuse of surveillance mechanisms, the spread of misinformation, housing and economic insecurity, and the unequitable impact of COVID-19 on minorities and vulnerable parts of the population among many others. I build on lessons learnt from projects that I have carried out over the last few years, concerning data linkage of relevance to public and planetary health across a variety of domains; and a conversation on “Data Science in Times of Pan(dem)ic” which took place in the Harvard Data Science Review in early 2021. My remarks aim to open up a dialogue over the findings and conclusions of the POLICYAID project. 

14:00-14:15: Break

14:15-15:00: TALK: TBA

Associate Professor of information Studies, Claus Bossen

15:00-15:30: Highlights from the findings of each POLICYAID work package

15:30-16:00: Reception