2017 MIDAS Symposium happens Oct. 11


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Please join the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) for our annual symposium on Wednesday, October 11, titled “A Data-Driven World: Potentials and Pitfalls.”

We’re welcoming an exciting group of speakers to Ann Arbor this year, including several eminent women working in the field of data science. The keynote address will be delivered by Cathy O’Neil, author of the NYT bestseller “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” Confirmed speakers include:

  • Daniela Witten, Associate Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, University of Washington
  • James Pennebaker, Professor of Psychology, University of Texas
  • Francesca Dominici, Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
  • Nadya Bliss, Director, Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University
  • Alfred Hero and Brian Athey, Co-Directors, Michigan Institute for Data Science
  • Eric Michielssen, Associate Vice President, Advanced Research Computing, U-M

U-M research teams supported by MIDAS will also present updates on their projects in data-intensive health science, social science, transportation and learning analytics research. A poster competition will feature U-M research focused on data science. Please fill out the registration form to participate. It promises to be an interesting and informative day; we hope you can be there with us.