Program

10:00 am

Registration

10:30 am

Morning Refreshments

11:00 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

11:20 am

Keynote

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

Session Chair: Caitlin Kuhlman, PhD Candidate, Computer Science, WPI

12:05 pm

Networking Lunch

1:05 pm

Afternoon Greeting

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

1:20 am

Technology Vision 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

Session Chair: Cansu Sen, PhD Candidate, Computer Science, WPI

2:20pm

Student Poster Reception

Voting for People’s Choice Best Poster Award

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

3:00 pm

Data Science Applications

Rekha Kamat, 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Buisness Development Executive, Dassault Systèmes

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

Session Chair: Dr. Diane Strong, Professor of IT & IT Area Head, Professor of Data Science, Interim Department Head, Robert A. Foisie Business School, WPI

4:15 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

Penny Anderson, Senior Engineering Manager, MATLAB Products, MathWorks

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Dr. Erin Teeple, PhD Student, Data Science, WPI

Allison Rozet, PhD Candidate, Data Science, WPI

5:10 pm

Social Hour