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About the Roundtable

The Roundtable on Data Science Post-Secondary Education brings together representatives from academic data science programs, funding agencies, professional societies, foundations, and industry to discuss the community’s needs, best practices, and ways to move forward. The roundtable will help affected communities develop a coherent and shared view of the emerging field of data science and of how best to prepare large numbers of professionals to help realize the potential of this field. 


The roundtable convenes four meetings per year. Each meeting focuses on a topic related to data science education or practice, and consists of presentations from experts followed by open discussions of the roundtable. All meetings are open to the public and advertised to the broader data science community. Meetings will be webcast live with the capability for remote participation, and all videos and slides from each meeting will be posted online. Meeting highlights will be produced following each meeting to summarize the presentations and discussions that occurred.


The roundtable is sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Academy of Sciences W. K. Kellogg Foundation Fund, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Statistical Association.


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Upcoming Meetings

May 1, 2017                 Data Science Education in the Workplace

October 20, 2017        Data Science Outside the Classroom: Exploring Alternative Educational Mechanisms

December 8, 2017      Integrating Social and Ethical Issues into Data Science Education


Past Meetings

March 20, 2017           Examining the Intersection of Domain Expertise and Data Science

December 14, 2016   The Foundations of Data Science from Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering