Welcome to the Michigan Institute for Data Science Annual Symposium, “A Data-Driven World: Potential and Pitfalls.” The symposium will feature preeminent data scientists whose work is on the leading edge of innovation and discovery in data-intensive science, as well as a poster session highlighting data science research at U-M (details are in the agenda).
The keynote speaker will be Cathy O’Neil, mathematician and best-selling author of “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.”
Other speakers include:
Nadya Bliss, Director of the Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University
Francesca Dominici, Co-Director of the Data Science Initiative and Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Daniela Whitten, Associate Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, University of Washington
James Pennebaker, Professor of Psychology, University of Texas
More details are available at: http://midas.umich.edu/2017-symposium/