Program

9:00 am

Registration

9:30 am

Opening Remarks

Dr. Jean King, Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences, WPI

Dr. Terri Anne Camesano, Prof. of Chemical Engineering, WPI

Dr. Elke Rundensteiner, Founding Director of Data Science Program & Prof. of Computer Science, WPI

9:50 am

Morning Keynote

Dr. Fernanda VieĢgas, Senior Researcher, Google, Co-Leader PAIR (People + AI Research) Initiative and Big Picture Team

10:30 am

Morning Refreshments

10:50 am

Technical Talks

Dr. Cao (Danica) Xiao, Director of Machine Learning, Analytics Center of Excellence, IQVIA

Dr. Tanya Leise, Professor of Mathematics, Amherst College

Melanie Jutras, M.S., Data Scientist, MITRE Corporation

12:05 pm

Networking Lunch

1:05 pm

Afternoon Greeting

Kristin Tichenor, Senior Vice President, Enrollment & Institutional Strategy, WPI

1:20 pm

Data Science Applications

Rekha Kamat, 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Buisness Development Executive

Dr. Fatemeh Emdad, Associate Teaching Professor, Data Science, WPI

Penny Anderson, Senior Engineering Manager, MATLAB Products, MathWorks

Dr. Heather Gorr, MATLAB Product Marketing Team, MathWorks

2:20pm

Student Poster Reception

3:10 pm

Data Science Careers Panel

Moderated by Dr. Eleanor Loiacono, Professor of IT & Data Science, WPI

Dr. Wei Ding, Associate Professor Computer Science, Director, Knowledge Discovery Lab, Chair CSM Senate, UMASS Boston

Dr. Valerie Barr, Chair of Computer Science, Jean E. Sammet Professor of Computer Science, Mount Holyoke College

Invitations pending

4:10 pm

Closing Remarks

4:30 pm

Social Hour