Solving the world's toughest problems using data science

About Bayes Impact

Bayes Impact is a nonprofit organization that deploys data science teams to work with civic and nonprofit organizations on solving big social impact challenges. We're leveraging the power of the one of the biggest revolutions in Silicon Valley - the data revolution - to positively impact our community.

Our belief is that true impact comes from combining insight with an absolute focus on execution. We work on a select number of high impact, high feasibility projects and rely on full-time fellows that focus on one project at a time, supported by leading industry and academic mentors, advisors, and volunteers.

Advisors

Zac Townsend

Founder, Standard Treasury (YC S13)

Zac Townsend

Founder, Standard Treasury (YC S13)

Kate Courteau

Director of Nonprofits, YC

Kate Courteau

Director of Nonprofits, YC

Corey Marshall

Director of Splunk4Good, Splunk

Corey Marshall

Director of Splunk4Good, Splunk

Pek Lum

Chief Data Scientist, Ayasdi

Pek Lum

Chief Data Scientist, Ayasdi

Chris Lambert

Chief Technical Officer, Lyft

Chris Lambert

CTO, Lyft

Riley Newman

Head of Data Science, Airbnb

Riley Newman

Head of Data Science, Airbnb

David Beyer

Co-founder of Chartio (YC '10) and Investor at Amplify Partners

David Beyer

Co-founder, Chartio and Investor at Amplify Partners

Jay Nath

Chief Innovation Officer, SF

Jay Nath

Chief Innovation Officer, SF

Chris Chapo

VP of Data Science, Intuit

Chris Chapo

VP of Data Science, Intuit

Nick VanWagner

Global Head of Insights, LinkedIn

Nick VanWagner

Global Head of Insights, LinkedIn

Rebecca Foster

Senior Advisor to SF's Mayors Office of Civic Innovation; Former VP at Goldman Sachs

Rebecca Foster

Senior Advisor to SF's mayors Office of Civic Innovation

Benjamin Tseng

Vice President, DCM

Benjamin Tseng

Vice President, DCM

Staff

Paul Duan

Formerly Lead Data Scientist at Eventbrite and co-founder of Obelisk Technologies. He has been featured in the WSJ, Kaggle and Healthcare Data Consortium.

Paul Duan

Founder, Chief Scientist

Andrew Jiang

Founder of Hitchhiker Labs, provider of government automation software. Formerly private equity at American Securities and consultant at BCG.

Andrew Jiang

Founder, Executive Director

Eric Liu

Former venture capitalist at Thomvest Ventures, a growth stage venture fund focused on investing in advertising technology, financial technology, and SaaS

Eric Liu

Founder, Chief Operating Officer

Oliver Zahn

Oliver Zahn is currently the Executive Director of Cosmology and Data Science at UC Berkeley

Oliver Zahn

University Partnerships

Nihar Bhupalam

Currently Lead Data Scientist at Salesforce, Nihar has previously also worked as an algorithmic trader and a consultant for the Chicago Bulls

Nihar Bhupalam

Project Growth

Shawn Xu

Former Senior Strategy Consultant at Bainbridge

Shawn Xu

Growth

Christine Johnson

San Francisco Planning Commissioner

Christine Johnson

Project Development

Nick Hong

Engineer at TheRealReal, a luxury fashion consignment e-commerce platform. He was formerly a consultant at BCG and co-founded SAT Rocket

Nick Hong

Technology

Chrystal Zou

Business analytics at Aggregate Knowledge. Previously, TEDxUCSD founding team, Booz&Co. Shanghai

Chrystal Zou

Marketing

Samuelle Poletto

Graduate student in Corporate Governance at University of Bologna and UC Berkeley; European Parliament, Unicef and FairTrade USA

Sam Poletto

Program

Jeff Fan

Currently the Head of Design and Creative Services at Quixey. Previously the founder and Creative Director of Innovative Design Studio

Jeff Fan

Design

Kevin Lee

Product Manager at Kabam. Formerly IBD at Merrill Lynch. Board Member at Raising a Reader Bay Area and SF Creative Arts Charter School

Kevin Lee

Business Development

Helena Hua Cao

Previously lead designer at PiinPoint (YC W14) and Senior Director at Waterloo Banking Project.

Helena Hua Cao

Design

Grace Kim

Campaign Manager, SEM at AKQA. Previously, digital marketing at Invisible Children and marketing at Pacific Arts Movement.

Grace Kim

Marketing

Yang He

Investment Banking Analyst at Moelis & Co.

Yang He

Business Development

Han Jin

Advisor at SanDisk Business Accelerator, Previously founder of LucidCam and Praizl. He's also the ESN liaison at the Council of Europe

Han Jin

Operations

Select Projects

Fraud detection for global microfinance

Mission: Helping microfinance charities by preventing fraud and assessing credit risk

Zidisha is a non-profit organization pioneering the first online microlending community to connect lenders and borrowers directly across international borders. Bayes Impact is providing Zidisha with algorithms to detect fraud and assess credit risk in order to help them become more economically sustainable.

Reducing recidivism and prison overcrowding

Mission: Solving the overcrowding problem of California's $10B prison system while lowering rates of recidivism

Bayes Impact is deploying a team of data scientists to work with state and stakeholders to find a data-driven approach to prison overcrowding. We identify more and better candidates for probation by implementing risk assessment algorithms to aid the parole decision process and partner with local nonprofits to improve support programs for parolees.

Dispatch optimization for emergency responders

Mission: Saving lives by reducing ambulances and fire truck reponse times

Bayes Impact works with fire departments to optimize their dispatch system by predicting emergencies and providing smarter routing algorithms.

Stratification of Parkinson's disease patients

Mission: Using machine learning to uncover new insights on neurodegenerative diseases

Bayes Impact is working with research foundations to stratify Parkinson's patients in search for leading biomarkers of neurogenerative diseases.



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Bayes Impact has 501c(3) status through the Netroots Foundation. We're headquartered in the SOMA district in San Francisco. We love you.

Bayes Impact HQ

625 2nd St. SF, CA 94105

(510) 646-3356