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Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education Meeting #2:

Examining the Intersection of Domain Expertise and Data Science

March 20, 2017

Beckman Center, Huntington Room                   

100 Academy Way  

Irvine, CA 92617




The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a one-day meeting and webcast on data science postsecondary education on March 20, 2017. This meeting brought together data scientists and educators to discuss how to define and strengthen data science education in data intensive domains such as digital humanities and astronomy, and to discuss several case studies of domain-focused data science education ongoing at several universities.


This event is the second of an ongoing series of roundtable meetings that will take place approximately four times per year. This roundtable is organized by the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics in conjunction with the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, and the Board on Science Education.


This 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.


Meeting #2 Highlights


Roundtable Members


Meeting Agenda

9:00 a.m. Welcome and overview of meeting

Eric Koalczyk, Boston University and Kathy McKeown, Columbia University



Emerging Needs and Opportunities in Data-Intensive Domains

9:15 a.m.  English

Ted Underwood, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Video - Presentation


9:45 a.m.  Astronomy

Josh Bloom, University of California, Berkeley

Video - Presentation


10:15 a.m.  History

Matthew Connelly, Columbia University (via webcast)

Video - Presentation


10:45 a.m.  Break


11:00 a.m.  Roundtable discussion



12:15 p.m.  Working lunch


Case Studies and Looking Forward

1:15 p.m.  University of Washington

Bill Howe, University of Washington

Video - Presentation


1:45 p.m.  Columbia University

Kathy McKeown, Columbia University

Video - Presentation


2:15 p.m.  University of California, Berkeley

Cathryn Carson, University of California, Berkeley

Video - Presentation


2:45 p.m.  Roundtable discussion



4:00 p.m.  Adjourn meeting


Event Videos

Click here to watch the event webcast



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