Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
100 Hugel
Brittany Fiore-Gartland (U. Washington), Nick Horton (Amherst), and Sam Wang (Princeton)

Fueled by increasing computational speed and capacity, coupled with rich and complex data sets arising from a wide array of sources, data science is a rapidly growing field. While its theoretical underpinnings come from computer science, mathematics and statistics, data science has deep and rich interactions with nearly every field of inquiry. Our panel represents some of that diversity, and this presentation will begin with each person commenting on ways in which data acquisition, management, analysis, and inference from data fits easily within a liberal arts setting.  Following these comments there will be a significant amount of time for questions and conversation. 

The panelists are:

Brittany Fiore-Gartland is the Director of Data Science Ethnography at the University of Washington
Nick Horton is a Professor of Statistics at Amherst, and co-author of Modern Data Science with R (CRC Press, 2017)
Sam Wang is a Professor of Neuroscience and the Director of the Princeton Election Consortium

Sponsored by: 
Office of the Provost