Mining Case Law to Improve Countries’ Accountability To Universal Periodic Review

1 CKM ADVISORS; 2 ICAAD; 3 DATA POP ALLIANCE; 4 GLOBAL INSIGHT. Please send any comments to The United Nations (UN) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process established by the Human Rights Council aiming to monitor and improve the human rights situation in each UN member state. In this study, we hypothesize that leveraging text mining and machine-learning … Read More

PeaceHack Barcelona

International Alert, with partnership from Data-Pop Alliance, hosted this event in September 2015.   #peacehack, an initiative by International Alert, convenes technologists, designers, developers and peace practitioners to formulate ideas and solutions for identifying and stopping violent conflict in order build peace. The first #peacehack took place in September 2014 in London as part of International Alert’s inaugural Talking Peace Festival. Following … Read More

Build Peace 2015

Data-Pop Alliance organized a session a session on “Peace Data Analysis” at the second annual Build Peace conference hosted this past April in Nicosia, Cyprus.  Build Peace, a global community and annual conference, convenes technologists, activists, and practitioners to use technology and share ideas for peacebuilding and conflict prevention. The Peace Data Analysis session at Build Peace 2015, moderated by Data-Pop Alliance Co-Director … Read More

Cartagena Data Festival

Data-Pop Alliance organized this event in April 2015 along with other partner organizations such as ODI, PARIS21, UNFPA, Africa Gathering, and many others.  The Cartagena Data Festival was a three-day event in April 2015 that brought together more than 300 researchers, experts, policy advocates, and data visualization designers, to convene on ideas, innovations, and partnerships that drive a data revolution. The event … Read More

“Moves on the Street: Classifying Crime Hotspots Using Aggregated Anonymized Data on People Dynamics”

This Empirical Paper was written by Andrey Bogomolov, Bruno Lepri, Jacopo Staiano, Emmanuel Letouzé, Nuria Oliver, Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, and Fabio Pianesi, in collaboration with the World Bank Group, BKF, and Telefónica.  Using a multimodal, data-driven, and place-centric approach, researchers were able to predict high- and low-concentrated crime hotspots throughout London. The findings, published in September 2015, make predictions using … Read More

Big Data for Peace Summer School at Leiden University

Data–Pop Alliance is official partner of the Big Data for Peace Summer School organized by the Center for Innovation’s Peace Informatics at Leiden University, in The Hague. The event took place in July 2015. The program of this 2nd edition of the Big Data Summer School is designed for professionals and students with interest in the impact of Big Data for the international peace and justice, including latest trends … Read More