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Neville, Tan & Yin to speak at Women in Data Science • Purdue 2019

02-16-2019

The second annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) at Purdue University will be held Monday, March 4 in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in Discovery Park. Started at Stanford in 2015, the WiDS initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. The annual global conference is now held in conjunction with many other entities around the world. At Purdue, the goal is to help build a community focused on data science and to inspire and raise awareness among students and community members about the opportunities for women in the data science field.

This year the keynote presentation will be given by CS Professor Jennifer Neville and she will also participate as a panel member, discussing ethics in data science. CS Associate Professor, Lin Tan and CS Assistant Professor Ming Yin will also give presentations at the event. "We have an exciting lineup and are looking forward to presentations by distinguished faculty, a workshop session, a panel discussion on data ethics, and poster presentations by students,” noted WiDS Purdue University 2019 Co-Ambassador Anna Subramaniam, administrator of library applications, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies. “In conjunction with dozens of other WiDS events worldwide, we will livestream some of the Stanford events, which, hopefully, will make for a unique and collaborative conference experience.”

The daylong conference is set from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Morgan (MRGN) 121 and is open free to Purdue University students, faculty, staff, and individuals in industry who work in data science. Registration is required, and the deadline is noon, Monday, Feb. 25. Register online at http://go.lib.purdue.edu/wids/Breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception will be available (please list any dietary restrictions via the online registration form).

Dimple Dhawan, a senior Purdue student majoring in computer science is serving as the 2019 WiDS co-ambassador with Subramaniam. The event is sponsored by the Department of BiochemistryPurdue University Center for Cancer ResearchDepartment of Computer ScienceCollege of EngineeringPurdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, the Integrative Data Science Initiative(IDSI), and the College of Science.

The full conference schedule is also available at http://sites.lib.purdue.edu/wids/.

For more information about the WiDS Conference at Purdue, contact Subramaniam at subrama@purdue.edu.

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2019 3:31 PM

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