Assignment 1

Combining satellite imagery and machine learning to predict poverty

Due February 27, by midnight

The goal of this problem set is to replicate and extend the results of ¬†Jean et al.’s 2016 paper, “Combining satellite imagery and machine learning to predict poverty.” This problem set will be challenging and time-consuming, so I suggest you start immediately. Your first step should be to carefully read the original paper¬† as well as the supplementary materials. You can preview the assignment here. When you are ready, download the iPython notebook from gitHub (https://github.com/jblumenstock/bdd) and get started!