Abstract: In this talk I will be showing participants how to create change in the world with technology and data science. I'll use my own journey in combatting human trafficking as an example, extracting out themes from these examples. There will be technical demos throughout, showing the gallery of technical solutions I've used to try to solve this social problem. The intention is to show the audience how these solutions generalize. In doing so, the hope is, participants will be able to solve their own social issues.
Bio: Eric Schles works for Elucd as a Data Scientist, Adjunct Professor at NYU and researcher at NYU. He specializes in using big data to combat human trafficking. He has worked for the manhattan DA's Human Trafficking Response Unit, serving as Senior Analyst and for the White House under the Obama Administration in the past. He is deeply passionate about solving slavery and using datascience and automation to do it. His research at NYU focusing on combating human trafficking as well