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Make Data Work
September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Michael Dowd

Michael Dowd
Data Science Fellow, DataKind

Michael Dowd is a data scientist at DataKind working on a long-term project using data science to prevent traffic fatalities in cities nationwide. A recent graduate of MIT with master’s degrees in city planning and transportation, Michael is a transportation planner, modeler, coder, GIS expert, and civic data enthusiast. He hails from Seattle, WA, but has lived most of his adult life in NYC. While attending MIT, he worked on modeling the potential impacts of climate change and inundation on the Boston metro region. He loves writing code, civic data, studying transportation, and all things geospatial.


9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/1 E 13
Jen van der Meer (Reason Street), JOLENE JEFFRIES (GE Digital), David Boyle (Audience Strategies), Josh Laurito (Squarespace), Nitin Kaul (Merck & Co., Inc.), richard baumgartner (Merck), Vinee Kumar (Dept of Transportation), Joanne Chen (Truveris), Renee DiResta (New Knowledge), Jaya Kolhatkar (Walmart ), Ghazal Badiozamani (Elsevier), Mike Koelemay (Lockheed Martin), Erin Akred (DataKind), Michael Dowd (DataKind), Vinee Kumar (Dept of Transportation), Renee DiResta (New Knowledge), Madhuri kollu (Sabre), Tara Prakriya (Maana)
The road to a data-driven business is paved with hard-won lessons, painful mistakes, and clever insights. We're introducing a new Tutorial Day track packed with case studies, where you can hear from practitioners across a wide range of industries. Read more.
2:30pm–3:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 12/ 1 E 13
Erin Akred (DataKind), Michael Dowd (DataKind)
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The global movement Vision Zero aims to reduce traffic fatalities and severe injuries to zero. Erin Akred and Michael Dowd explore a partnership between Microsoft, a team of DataKind data scientists, government officials, and researchers that has been working to leverage newly available datasets to inform cities’ efforts nationwide to reduce traffic-related deaths and severe injuries to zero. Read more.