2017 Data Science Day


You are invited to participate in the Second Annual Data Science Day to be held at Washington State University on the 21st of April, 2017. This year’s workshop is expected to be significantly larger than the first Data Science Day in 2016 (pictured above). Participants are coming from a wide range of companies, universities and government labs, including (to name a few) WSU, University of Idaho, Gonzaga, Courant Institute, Williams College, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Intel, Noddle, Multiscale Health Systems, Descartes Labs, and Emsi. The expertise of the participants range over many areas in the mathematical sciences, computer science, engineering,  economics and physics, all with an eye towards insight into challenging data analysis problems.

The design of the workshop is somewhat unusual in that there are no talks longer than 15 minutes (There are 5 of these), the remaining talks (20 of them) are 5 minutes long, and the balance of time being spent in discussion sessions.

As in the first Data Science Day, the talks will not be typical workshop talks in that we are expressly seeking talks that present one to three open problems of interest to the speaker (and perhaps also to the organization the speaker is from). The domains from which the data of interest comes will range broadly over scientific, industrial/business, and educational domains.

In addition to the discussion sessions, there will be opportunities for the representatives from various labs and companies to talk with students interested in internships and postgraduate positions. Some of those industry and lab scientists will also be involved in the linked panel discussion to be help on Sunday, April 23.

A lunch will be free for all those who participate the entire day.  Registration, though free, is required. Go here: https://datascienceday2017.eventbrite.com to register. Housing is tight, so registration will also alert us to the fact you need a hotel and you will be asked if you need help finding a hotel room.

The Organizing committee is led by 2 Co-Chairs – Kevin R. Vixie and Laramie Paxton. Those that contributed to the organization of the event include: Hossein Noorazar, Yunfeng Hu, Yufeng Cao, Kellan Toman, Rei Wang, Natasha Theriot, Justin Theriot, Prashant Gupta, Vlad Oles, Adebo Sijuwade, and Enrique Alvarado.

Location: Junior Ballroom in the Compton Union Building (CUB) WSU-Pullman

Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Link to Data Science Day 2017 Confirmed Participants Page

Link To Schedule For the Day

Link To PDF Data Science Day 2017 Flyer

Link to PDF Data Science Day 2017 Flyer (Lower Resolution, Smaller file)

Link to PDF DSD2017 Logistics Flyer

Link to PDF DSD2017 Philosophy: a personal viewpoint (KRV)