WiDS Tucson@UniversityOfArizona

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Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building

1064 East Lowell Street

Tucson, AZ 85719

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The Global WiDS Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a number of domains, and connect with others in the field. The WiDS Tucson regional event will feature speakers and panelists from the University of Arizona and the Tucson Data Science Community.

Tentative Agenda:

8:30-9:00 Check-in/Coffee/Tea (provided by UA Data Science Institute)

9:00-9:15 Introduction:

Remarks from Ambassador/co-Ambassadors

Stanford WiDS Introductory video viewing

9:15-9:45 Morning Keynote (TBA)

9:45-10:00 Concurrent Talks:

Kathleen Kennedy, PhD, Associate Professor of Practice, Retailing and Consumer Sciences

Michelle Strout, PhD, Professor, Computer Science

10:00-10:15 Concurrent Talks:

Kathleen Prudic, PhD, UA Assistant Research Professor, Entomology

Helen Zhang, PhD, Professor, Mathematics, Statistics-GIDP, Applied Mathematics

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Professional Development Panel

Anna Josephson, PhD, UA Assistant Professor, Agricultural-Resource Economics

Na Zuo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Practice, Agric & Resource Econ-Ins

Jin Zhou, Assistant Professor, Public Health, Genetics – GIDP, Statistics-GIDP

Amy Hudson, UA PhD student in Natural Resources & the Environment, Data Science Ambassador

11:00-11:30 Morning DataBlitz: 3 minute talks

11:30-1:00 Lunch and Breakout Tables

1:00-1:30 Afternoon DataBlitz: 3 minute talks

1:30-2:00 Afternoon Keynote (TBA)

2:00-2:15 Concurrent Talks:

Bonnie Hurwitz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Genetics - GIDP, Statistics-GIDP, BIO5 Institute; Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science


2:15-2:30 Concurrent Talks:

Kristina Riemer, PhD, for UA Agricultural Experiment Station


2:30-3:00 Inspirations for Women in Data Science Panel

Hong Cui, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Information

Kristina Riemer, PhD, Scientific Programmer, Simulation Analysis for UA Agricultural Experiment Station

Susan Miller, MS, Deputy Director for Research Cyberinfrastructure, UA Data Science Institute


3:00-4:00 Poster & Networking Session with Refreshments and Best Poster Award:

Amy Hudson: Natural resources, dendrochronology, climatology/climate science, phenology

Emmi Bevensee: Disinformation and Political Ideology

Jiali Han: Convergent Mechanisms Perturbed By Scattered SNPs Susceptible to Alzheimer's Disease

Others TBA

4:00-5:00 Happy Hour (Location TBA)

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Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building

1064 East Lowell Street

Tucson, AZ 85719

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