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[data science: building, analyzing, or utilizing statistical and computational tools to collect, curate, store, transfer, analyze, or visualize various types of data]

The Data Science Initiative at the Hariri Institute for Computing hosted the inaugural BU Data Science (BUDS) Day on January 22, 2016.   Featuring talks from researchers across BU — from social sciences, humanities, law,  business and medicine — to engineering, computer science, and statistics – BUDS Day spearheaded a greater understanding of data science and forged interdisciplinary connections and future research collaborations on this important topic.

BU Data Science (BUDS) Day
Friday, January 22, 2016, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Photonics Center Colloquium Room, 9th Floor
8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston, MA

Speaker & Presentation Details
Video Recordings
Student Poster Presentations

Schedule of Events

8:30 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:15
9:15 – 10:15
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:50
12:50 -1:00
1:00 – 2:00
2:00 – 2:15
2:15 – 3:00
3:00 – 3:15
3:15 – 4:00
4:00 – 4:05
4:05 – 5:30

Attendee Check-In (light refreshments available)
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Lightning Session and Q&A Panel: Vision
Coffee Break
Lightning Session and Q&A Panel: Networks
Lunch Break and Student Poster Session
Remarks: Gloria Waters, VP and Associate Provost for Research
Lightning Session and Q&A Panel: Health, Markets, & Policy
Coffee Break
Keynote Address: Jennifer Listgarten
Coffee Break
Keynote Address: Professor Alessandro Vespignani
Closing Remarks
Networking Reception


Message from Event Co-Chairs
The goal of this one-day workshop is to bring together and build a community of researchers across various schools and colleges at BU who build, analyze, or utilize statistical and computational tools to collect, curate, store, transfer, analyze, or visualize various types of data in their research. In addition to providing an opportunity for networking with colleagues who share research interests in data science, it is our hope that this event will begin a dialog leading to future research collaborations between faculty and students at BU.

We are excited to kick off the 2016 Spring semester with this symposium, and we hope you’ll join us in building a data science community that fosters learning and building connections across Boston University.

We look forward to seeing you at BUDS Day,

Dino P. Christenson
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Boston University

prakashPrakash Ishwar
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Boston University