2020 WiDS Cambridge Agenda



Friday, March 6, 2020


8:00 Check-in begins

8:30 Networking Breakfast & Sponsor Showcase


9:00   Opening remarks

Cathy Chute, Harvard, IACS; Erin Schenck, MIT, IDSS


9:10 Technical Talk: "Computational Biology in Translational Cancer Research"

Shirley Liu, Professor, Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

9:50 Technical Talk: "Math, Race, and Voting Rights"

Moon Duchin, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University

10:30 Lightning talks from poster presenters

10:40 Coffee Break

11:00 Panel: "Data weaponized, data scrutinized: a war on information"

Manon Revel, MIT, IDSS, moderator; Bo Yun Park, Harvard; Joan Donovan, PhD, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard; Camille Francois, CIO, Graphika 

12:00 Lightning talks from poster presenters 


12:10 Lunch & Poster Session, Recruitment opportunities

1:30 Technical Talk: "Putting the Science back in Data Science: applying basic research principles to modern data science business problems"

Jess Stauth, ​Managing Director, Fidelity Labs

2:10 Technical Talk: "Robustness in Machine Learning and Optimization: A Minmax Approach"

Asuman Ozdaglar, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Department Head, MIT, EECS

2:50 Lightning talks from poster presenters

3:00 Coffee Break

3:15 Technical Talk: "Glue-ing Together the Universe"

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

4:00 Closing Remarks

Cathy Chute, Harvard, IACS; Erin Schenck, MIT, IDSS

WiDS 2020 Sponsors

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