For the fifth year in a row, Harvard, MIT, Microsoft Research New England, and now the Broad Institute are proud to collaborate with Stanford University to bring the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
This virtual, one-day technical conference will feature an all-female line up of speakers from academia and industry to talk about the latest data science-related research in a number of domains, to learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging data science for success, and to connect with potential mentors, collaborators, and others in the field.
Panel 1 - Machine Learning for Health Care
Panel 2 - Bias and Equity within Data Science
WiDS 2020 Conference
by: Cobrandit Video
The Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. WiDS started as a one-day technical conference at Stanford in November 2015. Five years later, WiDS is a global movement that includes a number of worldwide initiatives:
- A conference with 150+ regional events worldwide in more than 60 countries, reaching 100,000 participants annually online and in person
A datathon, encouraging participants to hone their skills using a social impact challenge
A podcast series, featuring data science leaders from around the world talking about their work, their journeys, and lessons learned along the way
An education outreach program to encourage secondary school students to consider careers in data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and related fields