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Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education Meeting #1:

Foundations of Data Science and Needs of Diverse Communities

December 14, 2016


Keck Center, Room 208
500 5th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001


The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a one-day meeting and webcast on data science postsecondary education on December 14, 2016. This meeting brought together data scientists and educators to discuss how to define and strengthen existing data science programs and how to best engage and retain data science students.

This event is the first 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.


Meeting #1 Highlights (6 Page Summary)


Roundtable Members


Meeting Agenda

10 a.m. Welcome and overview of meeting
Eric Kolaczyk, Boston University (participating remotely)


Foundations of Data Science


10:15 a.m.  Statistics 
Jessica Utts, University of California, Irvine
Nick Horton, Amherst College
Presentation - Video


10:45 a.m. Computer Science
Charles Isbell, Georgia Institute of Technology
Presentation - Video - Video Q&A


11:15 a.m. Engineering
Al Hero, University of Michigan
Presentation - Video


11:45 a.m. Mathematics
Eric Kolaczyk, Boston University (participating remotely)
Raphy Coifman, Yale University (in absentia)
Presentation - Video 


12:15 p.m. Working lunch


12:45 p.m. Roundtable discussion on foundations of data science


1:30 p.m. Break


Needs of Data Science Communities

1:45 p.m. Biomedical
Michelle Dunn, National Institutes of Health
Presentation - Video - Video Q&A


2:15 p.m. Industry
Nina Mishra, Amazon
Video - Video Q&A


2:45 p.m. Government
John Abowd, U.S. Census Bureau
Presentation - Video - Video Q&A


3:15 p.m. Roundtable discussion on needs of data science communities


4 p.m. Opportunity for public comment


4:15 p.m. Discussion of 2017 meeting topics


5 p.m. Adjourn Meeting


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