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Women in Data Science event: 7 December 2016

The field of Data Science is booming, yet comparatively few women are entering it. Why? What are the obstacles and opportunities facing them if they do? The path to change is challenging, but there are women out there who can testify that it’s possible.

Women in Data Science event is being held at the Isaac Newton Institute on Wednesday 7 December within the New Developments in Data Privacy workshop, part of the current INI programme on Data Linkage and Anonymisation.  

All women and men who work in the field of data science are invited to apply to attend this event which showcases the work of experts in the field.  The Closing Date for applying to attend this event has now passed.

The Timetable for this event is as follows:

09:00 to 09:50  Registration

09:50 to 10:00  Introduction by the Organisers

10:00 to 10:45  Bradley Malin (Vanderbilt University)  [Please note that this talk is part of DLAw03 but not part of the Women in Data Science event]

10:45 to 11:15  Morning Coffee

11:15 to 11:30  Introduction - A part of Women in Data Science (WiDS)

11:30 to 12:00  Anna Oganian (National Center for Health Statistics) 

12:00 to 12:30  Yulia Gel (University of Texas at Dallas); (University of Waterloo)

12:30 to 13:30  Lunch @ Wolfson Court

13:30 to 14:15  Sheila Bird (Medical Research Council); (University of Strathclyde)

14:15 to 15:00  Christine O'Keefe (Commonwealth and Industrial Research Organisation and University of Adelaide)   

15:00 to 15:30  Afternoon Tea

15:30 to 16:15  Cynthia Dwork 

16:30 to 18:30  Women's Round Table Event and Wine Reception

 Panelists will include: 

  • Prof Sheila Bird (Medical Research Council)
  • Prof Cynthia Dwork (Microsoft Research and Harvard)
  • Prof Sofia Olhede (UCL)
  • Dr Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb (Cantab Capital Institute for Mathematics of Information, University of Cambridge, and Alan Turing Institute Faculty Fellow)
  • Prof Natalie Shlomo (University of Manchester)  


Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.

This event is generously sponsored by Cambridge University’s Cantab Capital Institute for Mathematics of Information.  It is one of a series of events held at 25+ locations worldwide, culminating in a WiDS Day being held at Stanford University on February 3 2017.


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