Nelson Institute alumna fights climate change with data science

Using data for meaningful environmental impact is at the heart of Nelson Institute alumna Lea Shanley’s work. As the executive director of International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), a non-profit research center based in Berkeley, CA, Shanley not only fosters important research in computer science, data science, artificial intelligence and more, but also makes it a priority to communicate this research to policymakers, like she did in her keynote speech at the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science on June 8. She also shines a light on the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, something she learned during her time at the Nelson Institute.

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