Improving the
impact of social services

Researchers at the Centre for Social Data Analytics work with local and international partners to explore how data can be used to improve the impact of social services.

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Machine learning to help the homeless

Plenty of interest is being shown in AUT’s Centre for Social Data Analytics (CSDA) use of machine learning that reduces issues of systemic racism when housing the homeless.

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Lijuan (Athena) Ning: “Data is beautiful”

Senior software engineer Athena Ning spends her days immersed in data, completing the detailed and technical work that underpins the data analytics tools delivered by the Centre for Social Data Analytics.

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CSDA Child Welfare work shared at Nobel Conference 57: Watch

CSDA Director Rhema Vaithianathan was one of seven international data experts who presented at the 57th Nobel Conference, “Big Data REVolution”, hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota (US) and held online in October.

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Panel discussion with US experts about CSDA housing tools attracts plenty of interest (watch)

Almost 200 people, mainly representatives of US health and human services agencies, funders, community providers and research organisations, attended CSDA’s recent webinar

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CSDA child welfare data tool piloted in LA County, California

Child welfare staff in three regional offices in Los Angeles (LA) County, California, are trialling a data analytics model, built with the help of the Centre for Social Data Analytics.

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