Microsoft New England
One Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA

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2019 WiDS Conference Agenda

8:15 Check-in begins / Breakfast opens


9:15   Opening remarks/WiDS Opening Video

Cathy Chute, IACS; Munther Dahleh, IDSS; Liz Langdon-Gray, HDSI


9:30 Secrecy, Criminal Justice, and Variable Importance

Cynthia Rudin, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Duke University

10:10 "What Can Neural Networks Represent?"

Stefanie Jegelka, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT

10:50 Coffee Break

11:20 Anne Jackson, Director of Data Science and Machine Learning, Optum 

12:00 Lunch and Poster Session, Recruitment opportunities 

Lunch sponsored by Microsoft

1:30 Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation & Development Economics, MIT

2:10 "The Future of Data in Science"

Alyssa Goodman, Robert Wheeler Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy, Harvard

2:50 Coffee Break

3:10 "A Better Way to Forecast the Future"

Yael Grushka-Cockayne, Visiting Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

3:50 Concluding Remarks

Cathy Chute, IACS


4:00 - 4:30 Networking Social