2017 Annual Workshop of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub


2017AW Breakout Sessions

 

Thank you to everyone who made our 2017 Annual Workshop a success!

Additional photos, videos, and documents from this event will be added to this page in the near future, including a forthcoming workshop report. Look for updates and announcements via our mailing list and @NEBigDataHub over the coming days.

Many thanks to our incredible speakers and volunteers, and the generous support of our sponsors at Elsevier, Microsoft, and PSSC Labs. Special thanks to IDEO for their dynamic contribution in developing our breakout sessions.

 

Event Collateral

Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub Brochure (PDF)

 

Slide decks from our speakers are provided below (PowerPoint and PDF):

Welcome – Kathleen McKeown

Introduction to the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub – René Bastón

Lightning Talk – Health Project – Chirag Patel

Lightning Talk – Data Sharing Project – Carsten Binnig

Lightning Talk – Education Project – Beverly Woolf

Lightning Talk – Privacy & Security Planning Project – Rebecca Wright

Lightning Talk – Privacy & Security Planning Project – John Yen

Lightning Talk – Data Literacy Planning Project – Stephen Uzzo

National Science Foundation Opportunities – Fen Zhao

Data Science in the Cloud – Microsoft

 

Videos

View videos of our speakers and panelists in the below embedded playlist, or by checking out our YouTube channel.

 

On the Web

Many thanks to Drexel University graduate student Sam Grabus (as well as Carly Sewell, also of Drexel, and Felippe Cronemberger and Cesar Renteria, both graduate students at SUNY Albany) for providing notes on the day’s proceedings! Highlights from the event are summarized at Sam’s blog: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~smg383/index.html#WorkshopOverview.

 

Event Info

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Keynote Fireside Chat:
“Industry Perspectives on Data Science and Collaborations”

Eric Brown, Director of Foundational Innovation at IBM Watson Health
Chris Wiggins, Chief Data Scientist at The New York Times
Rachel Lomasky, Director of Analytics at WEVO Conversion

Moderated by Carla Brodley, Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University

Overview:

The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub holds an Annual Workshop to convene the data science stakeholder community of the Northeast United States at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Registration:

Registration now closed

Location:

Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (CEPSR)
Columbia University
530 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

Directions to Davis Auditorium (opens in new window)

Travel & Logistics:

  • A list of hotels adjacent to Columbia University may be found here.
  • Limited travel awards are available to graduate students (particularly those affiliated with NEBDIH members) who are willing to serve as note takers for this event. Please contact Katie Naum at ken2115 at columbia dot edu for more information.

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    The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub gratefully acknowledges Elsevier and PSSC Labs for their generous support of our 2017 Annual Workshop.


Agenda:

Friday, February 24th, 2017

8 – 9 am: Welcome Reception

9 – 9:10 am: Welcome & Opening Remarks – Kathleen R. McKeown, Director, Data Science Institute; Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University

9:10 – 9:30 am: State of the Hub – René Bastón, Executive Director, Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub

9:30 – 10:15 am: Northeast Spoke Lightning Talks

  • Health: Chirag Patel, Harvard Medical School
  • Data Sharing: Carsten Binnig, Brown University
  • Education: Beverly Woolf, University of Massachusetts Amherst

10:15 – 10:30: Coffee Break

10:35 – 11:35: Northeast Planning Project Lightning Talks

  • Privacy & Security: Rebecca Wright, Rutgers University
  • Privacy & Security: John Yen, Penn State
  • Energy: Abani Patra, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • Data Literacy: Stephen Uzzo, New York Hall of Science

11:40 – 12:00: Presentation by the National Science Foundation: Fen Zhao, NSF

12:00-12:10: Announcement by Microsoft Research: Vani Mandava, Director, Data Science Outreach

12:10 – 1:10: Lunch

1:15 – 2:00: Fireside Chat:  Industry Perspectives on Data Science and Collaborations

  • Eric Brown, Director of Foundational Innovation at IBM Watson Health
  • Chris Wiggins, Chief Data Scientist at The New York Times
  • Rachel Lomasky, Director of Analytics at WEVO Conversion
  • Moderated by Carla Brodley, Northeastern University

2:15 – 3:45: Breakout Sessions

  • Cross Fertilization among Priority Areas
  • Resources for the Northeast Community
  • Partnerships of the Northeast Hub

4:00 – 5:00: Breakout Presentations & Next Steps

5:00 – 5:15 Closing Remarks

5:30 – 7:00: Reception