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Matt Gee

Research Fellow at the University of Chicago, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy in Chicago United States

Matt Gee is a research fellow at the University of Chicago’s Urban Center for Computation and Data, the cofounder and Chief Scientist at Effortless Energy, and founding organizer of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship. He was the founding director of the Center for Impact Measurement, an early effort to match graduate students with analytical training to nonprofits with data analysis needs. He has organized and led dozens of large analytics projects with federal, state, and local governments, social enterprise, and nonprofit partners. He is also currently leading a major effort by the Smart Chicago Collaborative to map and align Chicago’s rich but fragmented data ecosystem in the service of its residents.

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Data Science for Social Good


Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: Matt Gee tells the story of how a disgruntled capaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgrunteld jouranlist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2014. 

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PAST Chicago : City of Big Data

Chicago @ Chicago Architecture Foundation
May 29, 2014

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PAST Technology for Social Good

Table XI @ Table XI
Apr 25, 2014