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Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education Meeting #3:

Data Science Education in the Workplace

May 1, 2017


          Pew Research Center
          1615 L St NW, Suite 800

          Washington, DC 20036




The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is holding a one-day meeting and webcast on data science postsecondary education on May 1, 2017. This meeting will bring 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 third 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.


Download the Meeting # 3 Highlights (9-page summary)


Roundtable Members


Meeting Agenda

9:30 a.m.  Welcome and overview of third meeting 

Eric Kolaczyk, Boston University and Kathy McKeown, Columbia University



Data Science Education and Training in the Workplace

9:40 a.m.  Practicing and teaching data science in government

Ron Prevost, Senior Statistician for Data Integration, Research, and Methodology Directorate at the U.S. Census Bureau

Video - Video Q&A - Presentation


10:05 a.m.  Practicing and teaching data science in government

Drew Zachary, Senior Analyst at Department of Commerce Data Service, Lead of the Data Talent Working Group

Video - Video Q&A - Presentation


10:30 a.m.  Discussion



11:00 a.m.  Break


11:15 a.m.  Practicing and teaching data science in the technology sector

Emily Plachy, Distinguished Engineer, Global Chief Data Office, IBM

Video - Video Q&A - Presentation


11:40 a.m.  Practicing and teaching data science in the consulting sector

Ashley Lanier, Chief of Staff, Booz Allen Hamilton

Ashley Campana, Booz Allen Hamilton

Video - Video Q&A


12:05 p.m.  Discussion



12:35 p.m.  Working lunch


1:30 p.m.  Executive education online

Brian Caffo, Johns Hopkins University

Video - Video Q&A - Presentation


2:00 p.m.  Executive education in business schools

Claudia Perlich, Dstillery and Adjunct faculty at NYU Stern School of Business

Video - Video Q&A - Presentation


2:30 p.m. Break and informal discussion


3:00 p.m. Panel and closing discussion



4:30 p.m. Adjourn meeting


Event Videos



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