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Founder and Executive Director

DataKind
150 Court Street 2Nd Floor
Brooklyn , New York 11201
United States

Company Description: The Puzzle: NGOs and other mission-driven organizations are faced with an onslaught of decisions on how to best collect, analyze and visualize the data that will...   more
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D. , Statistics
    UCLA
  • B.S. , Computer Science
    Columbia University
  • M.S. , Statistics
    UCLA
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"From Amnesty International using ...
www.csmonitor.com, 9 Mar 2015 [cached]
"From Amnesty International using digitized data from their Urgent Action alerts to predict and prevent future human rights violations to Crisis Text Line using text message data from individuals in crisis to provide customized care on a massive scale, nonprofits are increasingly looking for ways to use data to better understand and serve their communities to maximize their impact," Jake Porway, founder and executive director of the organization DataKind, wrote in an e-mail.
Podcast: Jake Porway of DataKind | Datasift Blog
blog.datasift.com, 27 Feb 2015 [cached]
Podcast: Jake Porway of DataKind
DataSift Team 11th December 2012 1 Comment
Here at DataSift, we live and breathe all things social data. We are constantly amazed by the pioneers who are manipulating that data in extraordinary ways that promote innovations we never thought possible and get especially excited about those who use big data for the greater good of humanity.
That's why we enjoyed our interview with Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind, a non-profit organization that brings together data scientists and social organizations to correlate big data and provide solutions about global social issues. In today's podcast, Jake discusses DataKind's work with DC Action for Children on an interactive visualization tool to assess the health, security, and opportunity for children in each neighborhood of Washington D.C. Jake also discusses how data is revolutionizing the health and pro bono space, and his thoughts on the future of Big data and the greater good.
We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did!
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About Jake Porway Founder and Executive Director of DataKind, Jake Porway is a machine learning and technology enthusiast who loves nothing more than seeing good values in data. He founded DataKind in the hopes of creating a world in which every social organization has access to data capacity to better serve humanity. He was most recently the data scientist at the New York Times R&D. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA. Learn more
People | The Data Guild
thedataguild.com, 14 June 2014 [cached]
Jake Porway
Jake is the founder and executive director of DataKind, an organization that brings together leading data scientists with high impact social organizations to better collect, analyze, and visualize data in the service of humanity. Jake was most recently the data scientist in the New York Times R&D lab and remains an active member of the data science community, bringing his technical experience from his past work with groups like NASA, DARPA, Google, and Bell Labs to bear on the social sector. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA and can be seen on National Geographic Channel as the host of the Numbers Game.
DataKind | About us
www.datakind.org, 29 July 2014 [cached]
Jake Porway
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Jake Porway Founder and Executive Director
Jake is a machine learning and technology enthusiast who loves nothing more than seeing good values in data. He founded DataKind™ in the hopes of creating a world in which every social organization has access to data capacity to better serve humanity. He was most recently the data scientist in the New York Times R&D lab and remains an active member of the data science community. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA.
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DataKind, Porway worked for the R&D lab at The New York Times. "In 2010, we had the big-data boom," he says.
Innovation Forum - EIT Foundation
eitfoundation.org, 5 June 2014 [cached]
Jake Porway - Using data in the service of humanity
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Jake Porway
Founder and executive director, DataKind
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Jake Porway
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Jake Porway
Founder and Executive Director DataKind
Jake Porway is a machine learning and technology enthusiast who loves nothing more than seeing good values in data. He is the founder and executive director of DataKind, an organization that brings together leading data scientists with high impact social organizations to better collect, analyze, and visualize data in the service of humanity.
Jake was most recently the data scientist in the New York Times R&D lab and remains an active member of the data science community, bringing his technical experience from his past work with groups like NASA, DARPA, Google, and Bell Labs to bear on the social sector. Jake's work has been featured in leading academic journals and conferences (PAMI, ICCV), the Guardian, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and he has been honored as a 2011 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, a 2012 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a 2012 Diplomatic Courier 99 under 33 in Foreign Policy awardee. He holds an adjunct professorship in NYU's ITP program where he teaches introductory data analysis and is a faculty at large in the School of Visual Art's Design for Social Innovation program. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA.
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