CDAC Rising Stars in Data Science Workshop

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Date(s):
January 11, 2021 at 10:00am - January 12, 2021 at 1:30pm
Location:
Zoom
Event Audience:
all

Abstract: CDAC Rising Stars in Data Science Workshop

A workshop focused on celebrating and fast tracking the careers of exceptional data scientists at a critical inflection point in their career: the transition from PhD to postdoctoral scholar, research scientist, or tenure track position.

All events are open to UChicago students, faculty, and staff, and some Jan 11th events are open to the public. Register for talks at the CDAC website.

Agenda | Monday Jan. 11th

OPENING REMARKS† | 10:00-10:10am

Angela V. Olinto, Dean, Physical Sciences Division; Albert A. Michelson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Enrico Fermi Institute; and the College

FIRESIDE CHAT† |10:10-11:00am

Rebecca Willett, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Department of Statistics

Moderator: Julia Hanson (PhD Candidate, Computer Science)

PANEL: THE FUTURE OF DATA SCIENCE† | 11:15am-12:00pm

Michael J. Franklin, Liew Family Chairman of Computer Science; Senior Advisor to the Provost for Computing and Data Science

Katherine Baicker, Dean and the Emmett Dedmon Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

Dan Nicolae, Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics and the College; Professor, Departments of Human Genetics, Medicine, Section of Genetic Medicine

Karen Livescu, Associate Professor, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Moderator: David Uminsky, Executive Director of Data Science

RISING STAR SPOTLIGHT SESSION 1: COVID-19 + DATA SCIENCE* | 12:05-12:40pm

Abby Stevens, the University of Chicago

Bryan Wilder, Harvard University

RISING STAR SPOTLIGHT SESSION 2: NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING* | 12:40-1:15pm

Maarten Sap, the University of Washington

Xinya Du, Cornell University

PANEL: INTERDISCIPLINARY DATA SCIENCE† | 1:15-2:00pm

Luís Bettencourt, Professor of Ecology and Evolution, Associate Faculty in Sociology, Inaugural Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation

Marshini Chetty, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Director of Amyoli Internet Research Lab

James Evans, Professor, Department of Sociology, Director, Knowledge Lab; Faculty Director, Masters Program in Computational Social Science

Moderator: Eamon Duede, Department of Philosophy, Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, Knowledge Lab)

RISING STAR LIGHTNING TALK NETWORKING SESSION* | 2:00-3:00pm

Agenda | Tuesday Jan. 12th

OPENING REMARKS* | 9:00-9:15am

RISING STAR SPOTLIGHT SESSION 3: SECURITY + PRIVACY* | 9:15-9:50am

Wanrong Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology

Liwei Song, Princeton University

RISING STAR SPOTLIGHT SESSION 4: COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCES* | 9:50-10:25am

Yian Yin, Northwestern University

Teng Ye, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

RISING STAR SPOTLIGHT SESSION 5: DATA SCIENCE – FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE* | 10:25-11:00am

Ruqi Zhang, Cornell University

Qiyuan Hu, the University of Chicago

PANEL: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH IN DATA SCIENCE* | 11:15am-12:15pm

Qinyun Lin, Center for Spatial Data Science

Stefan Uddenberg, Center for Applied AI

Tarun Mangla, Center for Data and Computing

Anna Woodard, Computer Science Department

Moderator: Jamie Saxon, Center for Data and Computing

PANEL: CAREERS IN DATA SCIENCE* | 12:20-1:20pm

Maryellen Giger, A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology, Committee on Medical Physics, and the College; Vice-Chair of Radiology

Heather Zheng, Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

Chenhao Tan, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Marynia Kolak, Assistant Director for Health Informatics, Center for Spatial Data Science

Bryon Aragam, Assistant Professor and Topel Faculty Scholar in the Booth School of Business

Moderator: Eric Jonas, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Type: talk