Data Science for the Advancement of Society and Business
Societal values are corporate values
Quadrus Conference Center, Menlo Park
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
|8:00 am||Breakfast and Registration|
|9:00 am||Welcome and Introductions|
Session 1: Developing the workforce of the future
Moderated by Mitchell Stevens, Associate Professor, Education
Advances in technology are changing the way that we learn and work together. This session explored the new data and methods that are being used to find new ways to educate people and how people may be better organized into teams that best utilize a group’s talents and strengths.
Session 2: Personal sensing and autonomy
Moderated by Carlos Bustamante, Professor of Biomedical Data Science and Genetics Operations
Data from sensors have become a ubiquitous part of life in wearable devices, automobiles, home appliances, and more. Researchers are now able to use this data to address challenges around personal health and wellbeing, and how we interact with our surroundings. This session explored how researchers are using these data streams to better understand personal and community dynamics.
|1:35 pm||Welcome Back|
Session 3: Data science for development
Moderated by Kevin Koy, Managing Director for Data Science and AI Affiliates Programs
The availability of new and higher frequency data streams (high resolution satellite images, cell phone records, etc.), along with the advent of improved deep learning methods, are allowing researchers to discover important trends in parts of the developing world that are difficult to access. This session explored how researchers are improving our ability to understand and help people in areas that are underserved.
Session 4: AI safety
Moderated by Steve Eglash, Executive Director, Strategic Research Initiatives, Computer Science
As machine learning models are increasingly being used to make important and complex decisions, there is a greater need to understand and verify that the models are doing what they are intended to do. This session explored how new techniques are being developed to verify models and further the safe use of AI in society.
|4:50 pm||Poster preview presentations|
|5:05 pm||Closing comments|
|5:10 pm||Poster viewing and cocktail reception|