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Data for Social Good

Rahimian, Amin and Kamara, Nadjah and Xing, Zhaohan (2022) Data for Social Good. In: Celebration of the Year of Data and Society, 2022, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

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The need for this project was to supplement the core engineering undergraduate curriculum with a data-focused technical elective that has an emphasis on the real-world applications of data science and the societal implications of using data for decision making. The opportunity arose through the Year of Data and Society at the University of Pittsburgh that supported the development of instructional materials to be delivered as an engineering elective entitled “Data for Social Good (IE 1171)”. The curriculum will engage students in a critical study of contemporary topics at the intersection of AI, data, and society including fairness, accountability, transparency, and privacy issues. Engineers broadly, and industrial engineers in particular, are often in positions to shape society through their designs. The curriculum will equip students with tools to think through the societal consequences of their designs and empower them to influence large-scale sociotechnical systems of the future. The instructional materials will also be made available in an open repository ( for adaptation and adoption by other instructors within and outside of Engineering.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Rahimian, AminRAHIMIAN@pitt.eduRAHIMIAN0000-0001-9384-1041
Kamara, NadjahNSK25@pitt.eduNSK25
Xing, ZhaohanZHX43@pitt.eduZHX4
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of the Provost > Year of Data and Society
Date: April 2022
Event Title: Celebration of the Year of Data and Society
Event Dates: 2022
Event Type: Other
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Industrial Engineering
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2022 13:14
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 13:16


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