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Spring Data Science Afternoon presented by Data Science Santa Cruz

Spring Data Science Afternoon will take place on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 in the Baskin Engineering Courtyard.

Join us for an afternoon of data science! We will have industrial and academic speakers, a panel about how industry and academia can collaborate on data science, and a poster session for networking and socializing. We welcome participants from academia, industry, and the local community to participate.

Register to Attend

Tentative Schedule

12:30p – 1:30p Registration
1:30p – 1:45p Introductions
1:45p – 2:30p Keynote Talk
2:30p – 3:30p Panel
3:30p – 3:45p Break
3:45p – 4:30p Faculty Spotlights
4:30p – 5:00p Q&A Session
5:00p – 7:00p Poster Session + Happy Hour


Event Highlights

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Michael I. JordanĀ 
University of California, Berkeley

Q&A Session

With special guests:

Reed Hastings
CEO, Netflix

Caitlin Smallwood
VP, Science and Algorithms, Netflix

Data Science Panel

Topic: New Models for Collaborations Between Industry and Academia for Data ScienceĀ 

Chaitanya Baru
Senior Advisor for Data Science, National Science Foundation
Distinguished Scientist and Associate Director of Data Initiatives,
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

Abhishek Pani
Senior Director, Data Science and New Products, Adobe

Stewart Tansley
Academic Relations Campus Relationship Manager, Yahoo!

Colin Zima
Chief Analytics Officer, Looker

Rod Beckstrom
Rod Beckstrom Group

Scott Brandt
Vice-Chancellor of Research, UC Santa Cruz

Student Poster Presentations

If you are a UCSC student and would like to present your data science research, exciting data analysis techniques, or even interesting datasets, we encourage you to sign up at the registration link below.

By presenting a poster during the social poster session you will get a chance to discuss your work, data, and interests with students, professors, and industry experts from around the area!