Derek Ruths

Derek Ruths

Co-founder of CAI, Associate Professor of Computer Science at McGill University, and the Director of the McGill Centre for Social and Cultural Data Science

Derek Ruths is co-founder of CAI, a charity focused on bringing the power of data science to social good initiatives.  He is also Associate Professor of Computer Science at McGill University, and the Director of the McGill Centre for Social and Cultural Data Science.  In these capacities, he works closely with major tech companies, advises governments on technical innovation, teaches executive education programs, and partners with international humanitarian organizations.  In his work and research, he has been a long time advocate for the essential role of data science in fostering more equitable, prosperous, and healthy organizations and societies.

Data Science in Government: Promises and Pitfalls

Breakout stage 2

There’s no avoiding it: data science is a big part of the future of government.  There’s a lot to be gained.  But that doesn’t mean the transition will be easy or without tradeoffs.  This half-day workshop provides a critical introduction to data science and examines the promises of and challenges to adopting data science and data-informed decision making in government. Panel 1: […]

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