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The Center for Data Science and Public Policy (DSaPP) is a collaboration between the Harris School and the Computation Institute to thoroughly engage data science with policy research. Their projects range from the areas of criminal justice to environmental policy to community and economic development. The Center also sponsors the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship, a summer program that trains aspiring data scientists to pair their field talents with social impact through partnerships with nonprofits and local government. Last March, DSaPP made headlines through its work in predicting police misconduct. The Center’s researchers put together an algorithm to predict police misconduct through a data set of interactions between police and the public in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can read more about the algorithm and the DSaPP’s methods here.