9:00 a.m. — Registration (Abbott Center Auditorium Lobby)

9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Welcome (Abbott Center Auditorium)

  • Arlyn Burgess, Associate Director for Operations and Strategic Initiatives, UVA Data Science Institute

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Keynote (Abbott Center Auditorium)

  • Introduction: Narges Tabari, Research Scientist, UVA Data Science Institute

  • Rama Akkiraju, Director, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Watson AI Operations/IBM Master Inventor, Member, IBM Academy of Technology

11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. — Break (Abbott Center Auditorium Lobby)

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Panel of Women Executives and Founders in Data Science (Abbott Center Auditorium)

  • Introduction: Hyunyoung Choi, S&P Global

  • Moderator: Samantha Toet (organizer, R-Ladies)

  • Miriam Friedel (Director of Data Science, Metis Machine)

  • Kim Scott (co-founder/VP of data science, Astraea)

  • Tatenda E. Ndambakuwa (founder, Shiri Agtech)

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — Roundtable Lunch (Abbott Center Dining Room)

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Skills Sessions & Research Highlights

  • Research Highlights (CR 120)

  • Introduction to Social Network Analysis — Kelsey Campbell, founder, Gayta Science (CR 130)

  • Visual Diagnostics for More Informed Machine Learning — Rebecca Bilbro, ICX Media (CR 140)

  • Data Visualization with Python and Jupyter Notebooks — Erin Braswell, Center for Open Science (CR 150)

  • Accelerating Data Science Workflows with RAPIDS — May Casterline, NVIDIA (CR 160)

  • Analyzing Unstructured Information Using Text Mining in R — Valentina Subow, Data & Analytics Consultant, Excella (CR 170)

3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Afternoon keynote (Abbott Center Auditorium Lobby)

  • Introduction: Jennifer Hill, VP of Data Science Capital One

  • Meredith Broussard (Author, “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World”)

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Reception (South Lounge)