Masterclass in Data Science
5 March 2021, 6pm - CET
for Epidemic Preparedness and Control
5 March 2021, 6pm CET - Click here to check your timezone
Program Director, MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics
Associate Professor in Demography and Social Statistics
Director of the Bocconi Covid Crisis Lab
Data science is currently well recognized as a fundamental discipline to understand human behavior and the mechanisms behind decision-making processes.
These techniques are used in all areas of the public and private sector as they allow for an exploration of the underlying causal paths of certain processes and projections to be made on future scenarios under various alternative assumptions and using the immense availability of data.
In particular, statistical and mathematical tools have been extensively applied to study the arrival and evolution of the current Covid-19 pandemic and to assess the impact of alternative interventions.
But what are the ingredients of these approaches? What level of complexity do they require to provide robust and trustworthy outcomes?