Women in Data Science Conference

Data science is an actively growing area in various careers and fields. The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is designed to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This one-day conference will provide a platform to present cutting-edge research and strengthen academia-industry ties. Join the satellite conference at Mount Holyoke to be inspired by scholars, collaborators and mentors in data science. Mount Holyoke is hosting this global event in collaboration with Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and many other institutions around the globe. Speakers are from various institutions and companies.

Please note that this is a satellite conference—Mount Holyoke will be live streaming most of the events directly from Stanford University.  The event is co-hosted by the local Women in Data Science Partnership between Mount Holyoke, MassMutual, and Smith College.  A local panel presentation will also be held.

Please use the registration link at the right to attend the on-campus event.  The free livestream from Stanford will be available beginning at noon on Feb. 3 for participants both on and off campus.

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Agenda (as of January 16, 2017)

* = via livestream

Time Event
11 – 11:30 am Registration and light refreshments
11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Local Opening Remarks

  • Jon Western, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Mount Holyoke College
  • Katherine Rowe, Dean of Faculty and Provost, Smith College
  • Sears Merritt, Vice President and Chief Data Scientist, MassMutual
  • Martha Hoopes, Professor of Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College
12 – 12:10 pm Opening Remarks*
Margot Gerritsen, Senior Associate Dean and Director of ICME, Stanford University
12:10 – 12:30 pm Welcome Address*
Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College
12:30 – 1:10 pm Morning Keynote*
Diane Greene, SVP, Google Cloud
1:10 – 1:15 pm Regional Check-in*
1:15 – 1:55 pm Technical Vision Talks*
1:15 – 1:35 pm Speaker*
Miriah Meyer, Assistant Professor, University of Utah
1:35 – 1:55 pm Speaker*
Sinead Kaiya, COO, Products and Innovation, SAP
1:55 – 2:10 pm Break
2:10 – 3:10 pm Technical Vision Talks*
2:10 – 2:30 pm Speaker*
Janet George, Fellow and CDO, SanDisk
2:30 – 2:50 pm Speaker*
Megan Price, Executive Director, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
2:50 – 3:10 pm Speaker*
Fei-Fei Li, Associate Professor & Director of Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and Stanford Vision Lab
3:10 – 3:20 pm Break
3:20 – 4 pm Local Panel Presentation
Amber Douglas, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Mount Holyoke College
4 – 4:35 pm Refreshment break/Networking
4:40 – 5:20 pm Afternoon Keynote*
Deborah Frincke, Director of Research, NSA
5:20 – 5:30 pm Wrap up
Martha Hoopes, Professor of Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College