The Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS), at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, brings together computer scientists and scholars from a broad range of fields to make advances in computational research that serve public interest. We are currently collaborating on interdisciplinary projects in areas such as conservation and public health. CRCS is informed by a deep knowledge of the societal issues at stake and by a commitment to advancing the human condition through cutting edge collaboration between computational and social science.
The focus of Harvard CRCS is to advance computer science research that serves the public interest by prioritizing topics in conservation and public health. CRCS researchers use computing tools and research methods in computer science to augment decision making on a variety of topics related to public health, social services, and wildlife conservation. Problems of prediction, identification, and planning help to leverage and optimize existing resources. Public health topics of current interest include maternal health, mobile health delivery, medication adherence, understanding the spread of COVID 19, suicidality and mental health topics. Conservation topics currently include allocating resources for the prevention of poaching and smuggling. Visit our Research page to learn more.
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