2018 DSI Conference

We are excited to invite you to the 2018 Harvard Data Science Initiative Conference. The conference will showcase research and education activities through panels, keynotes, workshops, and tutorials featuring faculty from across Harvard and other institutions. The program will highlight the HDSI’s four research themes and is intended to generate powerful discussion and facilitate knowledge exchange among attendees. To learn more and to register, please scroll down and follow the links below. We hope to see you in October!Conference Program

At this time, we are accepting names to our waitlist for the conference. We encourage you to sign up as we expect tickets will become available In September.

Conference Program and Participants

Faculty Co-Directors

Dominici

Francesca Dominici

Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Co-Director, Harvard Data Science Initiative

Francesca Dominici is Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science at the Harvard...

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Keynotes

Bin Yu

Chancellor’s Professor in the Departments of Statistics and of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley

Bin Yu is Chancellor’s Professor in the Departments of Statistics and of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences at the University of California at...

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Education Panel

Janice Hammond

Jesse Philips Professor of Manufacturing
Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community
Janice H. Hammond is the Jesse Philips Professor of Manufacturing and the Senior Associate Dean for Culture at Community at Harvard Business School.  She... Read more about Janice Hammond

Jacomo Corbo

Founder & Chief Scientist, QuantumBlack

Jacomo focuses on the problem of applying AI and other technology to improving the quality and scalability of QuantumBlack’s client delivery. He is...

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Alexa McCray

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Alexa T. McCray conducts research on knowledge representation and discovery, with a special focus on the significant “Tower of Babel” problems that...

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Rafa

Rafael Irizarry

Chair of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Irizarry received his bachelor's in mathematics in 1993 from the University of Puerto Rico and went on to receive a Ph.D. in statistics in 1998 from the... Read more about Rafael Irizarry

Algorithm Fairness and Transparency Panel

Martha Minow

300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University
Martha Minow has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal... Read more about Martha Minow

Cynthia Dwork

Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, John Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Radcliffe Alumnae Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Law School
Cynthia Dwork, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute... Read more about Cynthia Dwork
Xiao-Li

Xiao-Li Meng

Whipple V.N. Jones Professor of Statistics, Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Editor in Chief of the Harvard Data Science Review

Xiao-Li Meng is Editor in Chief of the Harvard Data Science Review, Whipple V. N. Jones Professor and former chair of Statistics at Harvard, an Honorary...

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Department of Statistics
p: 617 495 1603

Science of Misinformation Panel

Deb Roy

Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT

Deb Roy is an Associate Professor at MIT where he directs the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) based at the Media Lab. His lab explores new methods in...

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Alice Marwick

Assistant Professor of Communication, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Alice E. Marwick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Media Law and Policy at the University of... Read more about Alice Marwick

David Lazer

Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University

David Lazer is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University, and co-director for the NULab...

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Yochai Benkler

Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies
Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society
Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for... Read more about Yochai Benkler

Matthew Baum

Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications, Harvard Kennedy School
Matthew A. Baum (Ph.D., UC San Diego, 2000) is the Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John F... Read more about Matthew Baum

Personalized Health Panel

Robert Huckman

Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration
Chair, MBA Required Curriculum
Robert Huckman is the Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, the Faculty Chair of the HBS Healthcare... Read more about Robert Huckman

Peter Park

Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

Peter is a computational biologist in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School (HMS), specializing in epigenomics and cancer...

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Deborah Schrag

Chief, Division of Population Sciences, Department of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schrag received her medical degree from Columbia University in New York in 1991. She subsequently completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham... Read more about Deborah Schrag

Workshop

Berk Ustun

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research in Computation and Society, Harvard University
I am interested in machine learning and causal inference in domains where humans make decisions, such as healthcare, finance, and criminal justice. In... Read more about Berk Ustun

Reagan Mozer

Ph.D. Candidate in Statistics, Harvard University
I am a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in statistics at Harvard University. My academic advisors are Luke Miratrix, Mark Glickman, and Fabrizia Mealli. My research is... Read more about Reagan Mozer

Rachel Nethery

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, working with Dr. Francesca Dominici.... Read more about Rachel Nethery

Ariel Stern

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Ariel Dora Stern is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at...

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Sherri Rose

Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Sherri Rose, Ph.D. is an associate professor of health care policy (biostatistics) in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Her...

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Tutorials

Schedule of Events

Please Contact Kevin Doyle at 617-496-2743 if you have any issues.

Day One - American Academy of Arts & Sciences 136 Irving St Cambridge MA 02138

8:30 - 9:00        Welcome and Introduction by Co-Directors
9:00 - 10:30       Algorithm Fairness Panel
10:30 - 11:00      Break
11:00 - 11:45        Inderjit Dhillon
11:45 - 12:45        Personalized Health Panel
12:45 - 1:45         Lunch
1:45 - 2:50           Science of Misinformation Panel
3:00 - 3:45          Bin Yu
3:45 - 4:15           Break
4:15 - 5:15            Education Panel
5:15 - 6:15            Poster Session
 

Day Two - Harvard Law School - 1585 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA

9:00 - 12:30       Workshop - Pound Hall 100
9:00 -10.30        Interpretable Machine Learning Tutorial - Wasserstein B015
11:00 - 12:30       FDR and the Multiple Testing Problem Tutorial - Wasserstein B015