Professor Ferwerda's Research Featured on Front Cover of Science

Congratulatons to Professor Jeremy Ferwerda, whose latest article "Improving Refugee Integration Through Data Driven Algorithmic Assignment" will be featured on the front cover of Science.


The continuing refugee crisis has made it necessary for governments to find ways to resettle individuals and families in host communities. Bansak et al. used a machine learning approach to develop an algorithm for geographically placing refugees to optimize their overall employment rate. The authors developed and tested the algorithm on segments of registry data from the United States and Switzerland. The algorithm improved the employment prospects of refugees in the United States by ∼40% and in Switzerland by ∼75%.