Fall webinar series to focus on data science

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science, North Carolina’s first undergraduate program in data science, is now enrolling undergraduate students for the fall semester.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The School of Data Science (SDS) has decided to delay the annual Analytics Frontiers and Women in Data Science (WiDS) Charlotte conferences, previously rescheduled for Sept. 9, 2020, until March 2021.

In the spirit of connection and virtual collaboration, the school will host a free webinar series highlighting pressing inequality and ethical issues in data science.

Each webinar will consist of a presentation featuring a keynote speaker from the original 2020 conference schedule. Tentative topics and dates include:

  • Racial Injustice and Inequality in Applications of Data Science featuring Analytics Frontiers keynote speaker, Ruha Benjamin, associate professor at Princeton University and founder of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab – noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18
  • Data Science in the Fight for Civil Liberties featuring WiDS keynote Lucia Tian, chief analytics officer at the ACLU – noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16
  • Data Analytics in the Intelligence Community Panel Discussion featuring Analytics Frontiers keynote speaker, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, director of the DIA, and Barbara Stevens, former head of data science for the CIA – noon to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 20

Register for the first two SDS webinars here.