News and Events


ICDS supports the grassroots Penn State Data Science Community, which hosts events for anyone interested in data science at Penn State. Summer and fall 2021 events are being planned now.

Spring 2021 Data Science talks included:

February 25, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  • “Algorithmic fairness for socially optimal decision-making,” presented by Hadi Hosseini, Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • “Using machine learning to understand gene regulation,” presented by Shaun Mahony, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

March 4, 11:00 a.m.-Noon

  • “Studying Sharing of Political Content on Facebook,” presented by S. Shyam Sundar, James P. Jimirro Professor of Media Effects
  • “Multi Modal Sensor Fusion for Data driven Process Monitoring of Additive Manufacturing Processing,” presented by Jan Petrich, research development engineer, Geospatial Intelligence Department, Applied Research Laboratory

March 18, 11:00 a.m.-Noon

  • “Human movement and infectious diseases,” presented by Nita Bharti, assistant professor of biology and Lloyd Huck Early Career Professor
  • “Health System Barriers Preventing Use of ‘Big Data Analytics’ to More Effectively Manage The Covid-19 Pandemic,” presented by Dennis Scanlon, Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Administration

April 1, 11:00 a.m.-Noon

  • “Expert knowledge capture for 2D materials synthesis,” presented by Wesley Reinhart, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and ICDS faculty co-hire
  • “Human Science without Data Collection,” presented by Timothy Brick, assistant professor of human development and family studies and Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) faculty co-hire