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Analytics for Social Good

Winter 2021… IEMS 365: Analytics for Social Good

Northwestern Juniors and Seniors – from all colleges and departments – consider joining IEMS 365: Analytics for Social Good 

Tues/Thurs 3:30 -4:50

Professor Karen Smilowitz
Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

This university-wide course in humanitarian and non-profit logistics explores the challenges and opportunities of achieving social good in the age of analytics. Students work on interdisciplinary teams on a series of case studies that range in topic from advanced technology for disaster response and preparedness to improved decision-making frameworks for community-based health care providers. To assist in the understanding of these complex settings, the course will include guest speakers from local and national organizations, including the Manager of Operations Analysis and Disaster Dispatch at the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago.  We will be partnering with Evanston Skokie Public School District 65 again this year.

Registration is by brief application to ensure a broad range of student backgrounds.  The application deadline is November 13th – click here: