Below you will find descriptions and links to one off events as well as various seminar series around campus that the Data Science Initiative believes are pertinent.
Artificial Intelligence Conference
On August 29-31, 2019 the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications will be hosting a Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
B3D Seminar Series
Co-organized by the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School, the Biostatistics-Biomedical Informatics Big Data (B3D) Seminar is a series of research talks on statistical, computational, and machine learning methods for analyzing large complex data sets, with a focus on applications in biomedical science and public health.
Berkman Klein Luncheon Series
The Berkman Klein Center Luncheon Series is a weekly forum designed to engage diverse community members—including academics, entrepreneurs, students, lawyers, fellows, architects, designers, visionaries and others—in conversations about cutting-edge Internet issues and research. It is free and open to the public.
Big Data Conference
On August 19-20, 2019 the CMSA will be hosting our fifth annual Conference on Big Data. The Conference will feature many speakers from the Harvard community as well as scholars from across the globe, with talks focusing on computer science, statistics, math and physics, and economics.
IACS Seminar Series
The IACS seminar series is a forum for thought leaders from academia, industry, and government to share their research on innovative computational and data science topics and methodologies. Past topics include smart city design, data science for social good, data privacy and security, socially assistive robotics, big data software, machine learning for small business lending, and AI technology development, and data-driven algorithmics.
Junior Investigators Advanced Biomedical Computation (ABC) Series
This is an opportunity for junior computational scientists with applications in all areas of biomedical science to give informal presentations of their work using chalk talks or PPT. The goal is to educate the community on advanced computational approaches in biomedical sciences, and to engage the audience in a conversation about the challenges faced in real-world projects and exchange ideas on possible solutions with a friendly audience.
The Kolokotrones Symposium on Data Science is a monthly gathering focused on discussing methodologic issues that arise in data science, including epidemiology and biostatistics, in a more relaxed setting, These monthly meetings are organized as methods clinics during which students, postdocs, and other junior investigators present questions about methodological challenges that the encounter in their research. Possible solutions are discussed by the group, which includes faculty members from the Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. The discussion topics can encompass any aspect of data science, including database management, design of observational analyses, machine learning algorithms, and causal inference techniques.
Mini Stat Camp
The Bioinformatics Club is running a Mini Statistics Camp from April 15th – August 19th, 2019. It will cover selected topics from the “Points of Significance” column of Nature Methods in a series of short talks.
Open Insights Seminars
The DBMI Open Insights Seminars are occasional research talks related to the mission of the Department of Biomedical Informatics. This interdisciplinary seminar provides an open forum to engage participants in a discussion about the future of quantitative methods and engineering in biomedicine. The seminar features local, national, and international speakers who are leaders in their field and have an interest in engaging with the larger community while visiting DBMI to meet with colleagues.