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See 2020 Program Below

8:30 am


8:30 am

Light Morning Refreshments

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

President Laurie Leshin, 16th president, and first woman, to lead WPI

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

9:30 am


“Behind the Data: Reflections on Three Decades of Studying the Internet”

Dr. Nancy Baym, Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Lab

Session Chair: Geri Dimas, PhD Student, Data Science, WPI

10:30 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am

Morning Technical Talks

Fernanda Campello, Data Scientist, Dell Technologies IoT Division, VMware

Dr. Erin Solovey, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, WPI

Session Chair: Huimin Ren, PhD Candidate, Data Science, WPI

11:45 am

Networking Lunch


Afternoon Greeting

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

12:50 pm

Afternoon Technical Talks

Dr. Andrea Arnold, Assistant Professor, Mathematical Science, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, WPI

Dr. Esra Cansizoglu, Machine Learning Engineer, Facebook

Session Chair: Dr. Eleanor Loiacono, Professor of IT & Data Science, WPI

1:35 pm

Afternoon Technical Hands On Session and Professional Networking 

Option 1: Technical Hands On Session Hosted by MathWorks

Location: Odeum

Speakers: Andrea Bayas Albuja, Rachel Johnson, Arushi Kapurwan

Teaching Assistants: Meg Glade, Ishaani Ishanni, Isabelle Levy, Anoush Najarian, Bonita Vormawor, Louvere Walker-Hannon

Workshop Description

Workshop Instructions

Workshop Agenda

Option 2: Professional Networking 

Location: Odeum Lobby

Session Chair: Terri Anne Camesano, Professor & Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor of Chemical Engineering

2:35 pm

Student Poster Reception

Session Chair: Geri Dimas, PhD Student , Data Science, WPI

3:30 pm

Data Science Panel

“Demystifying the Role of Women in Data Science”

Moderated by Dr. Rodica Neamtu, Associate Teaching Professor, Computer Science, WPI, Director of Bucharest Project Center

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

Jaya Shankar, Software Development Manager, MathWorks

Monica Tlachac, PhD Candidate, Data Science, WPI

4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

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