Society as Data: What data scientists are doing to resolve social issues

Web news, keywords for search engines, and posts on Instagram, Twitter and other social media alike… In society today, we are constantly producing new data by the second.
Data science is a booming field in which all these data are analyzed to extract information or to generate new values. To elucidate what data science could do and draw more researchers and students into the field, the symposium Society as Data was held on January 29, featuring studies which investigated social issues with the help of applied data science methods. Organized by the Center for Positive/Empirical Analysis of Political Economy, this symposium was a capstone event for Data Science Week at Waseda held during January 28 – February 1.