Data Science Helps Fight Wildfires

I’m taking a data science course on EdX as a part of the UCSD MicroMaster program. I’ve always been curious in data science from a cursory point of view, but now I want to use it to analyze and understand business problems.

So far we have learned that data science is used in nearly every industry to provide actionable insights into complex problems. One of the most interesting things that I’ve seen so far is how data science is being used to help fight forest fires in real time.

Coming off a terrible week for wildfires where California faced the deadliest fire in its history, this application of data science seems more relevant and urgent than ever.

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