Computing and statistics underpin the rapid emergence of data science as a pivotal academic discipline.

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, and IMS, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the two key academic organizations in these areas, have launched a new joint venture to propel data science and to engage and energize our communities to work together.

ACM and IMS will hold an all-day launch event on June 15, 2019 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. This event will bring together distinguished speakers and panelists addressing topics such as deep learning, reinforcement learning, fairness, and ethics, in addition to discussions about the future of data science and the role of ACM and IMS.


9:00-9:05 AM – Introduction

9:05-9:40 AM – Keynote Talk: "Making the Black Box Effective: What Statistics Can Offer"

9:40-10:20 AM – Panel: Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Role of Methods in Data Science

10:20-10:35 AM – Break

10:35-11:15 AM – Panel: Robustness and Stability in Data Science

11:15-11:55 AM – Panel: Fairness and Ethics in Data Science

11:55 AM-1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00-1:35 PM – Keynote Talk: "Deep Learning for Tackling Real-World Problems"

1:35-2:10 PM – Keynote Talk: "Machine Learning: A New Approach to Drug Discovery"

2:10-2:20 PM – Break

2:20-2:55 PM – Panel: Future of Data Science

2:55-3:00 PM – Closing Remarks: David Madigan and Jeannette Wing, Columbia University


Steering Committee

Event Co-Chairs

  • Jeannette Wing, Columbia University
  • David Madigan, Columbia University

Steering Committee

  • Magdalena Balazinska, University of Washington
  • Joseph Gonzalez, University of California Berkeley
  • Chris Holmes, University of Oxford
  • Yannis Ioannidis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Ryan Tibshirani, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Daniela Witten, University of Washington

Student Travel Grants

Pending NSF support, funding is available to pay for conference registration and travel for some US graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty to attend the ACM-IMS Data Science Summit. These grants are on a first-come first-served basis, and accepted applicants will be pre-registered. Allowable expenses include economy airfare, local transportation, and hotel. Applications for the student travel grants are closed.

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