CDS Impact Hub on Equity

The CDS Impact Hub on Equity convenes and supports BU and community partners to increase our understanding of societal inequities through computing and data science and build solutions that make a difference. The scope of the CDS Impact Hub on Equity is intentionally broad in recognition of the intersectionality of the issues related to inequity including race, gender and sexual identity, physical and mental ability, ethnicity and immigrant status.

The CDS Impact Hub on Equity builds upon BU Spark!’s years of implementing public interest technology projects on multiple prior engagements and initiatives, including those pursued under its programs in collaboration with local governments and non-profit organizations on applications ranging from combating human trafficking to judicial accountability. It also evolves from projects pursued at the Hariri Institute for Computing in collaboration with the city of Boston on applications ranging from gender pay equity to cloud-based smart-city applications in support of evidence-based policy making and community empowerment.