Data Science Day 2020


 Attend the Data Science Institute’s flagship annual event. The conference will host keynote presentations from leading voices in data-driven innovation, lightning talks from Columbia University researchers, and interactive poster and technology demonstrations. Data Science Day provides a forum for innovators in academia, industry, and government to connect.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 
Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027





Keynote Speakers:

  • Pat Bajari, Chief Economist, VP of AI, Amazon
  • Eric Schmidt, Technical Advisor to the Board, Alphabet

Lightning Talk: Cause, Learn and Reason 

  • Melanie Wall, Professor of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health; and Director of Mental Health Data Science in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Samory Kpotufe, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Columbia University
  • Elias Bareinboim, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science; and Director of the Causal Artificial Intelligence (CausalAI) Laboratory, Columbia University

 Lightning Talk:  Human + Machine: A New Hybrid World

  • Oded Netzer,  Professor of Business, Marketing, Columbia Business School
  • Lydia Chilton, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, 
  • Sarah Rossetti, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Nursing, Columbia University Medical Center

 Lightning Talk: Ethics & Privacy: Terms of Usage 

  • Roxana Geambasu, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Columbia University
  • Rafael Yuste, Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Columbia University
  • Jeff Goldsmith, Associate Professor, Biostatistics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


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What is the refund policy?

The last opportunity for a refund is March 27, 2020.

Should I bring my printed ticket to the event?

We ask that you have your printed or mobile ticket ready when checking in to facilitate a smooth registration process.

Disability Accommodations 

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability-related accommodations to attend this event, please contact Disability Services at (212) 854-2388 or at least five (5) business days before the event.

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Please note that this event will be photographed and videotaped.

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