Data science techniques have revolutionized many scientific disciplines, enabling new insight and discoveries. This Symposium will explore the intersection of data science and diversity with a goal of enhancing diversity and inclusion. To achieve this, multiple communities will be brought together — from data scientists, to industry leaders, to academics working across disciplines — who are interested in laying the groundwork for a future in which big data and artificial intelligence are utilized to achieve equity.
Speakers from across the U.S. will discuss issues ranging from quantifying and contextualizing diversity-related issues to examining approaches that have and haven’t worked. Through this Symposium, the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences — in partnership with Penn State’s Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity and the Center for Social Data Analytics — aims to spur new collaborations and identify cutting-edge approaches that can enhance diversity at Penn State and in higher education across the country.
The Symposium will include ten short talks around the following themes:
- Can we agree on the goal?
- Quantifying the challenge
- Contextualizing the challenge
- Analyzing approaches that didn’t work
- Approaches that can work
For more information and to read abstracts, view the agenda webpage.
Harnessing the Data Revolution to Enhance Diversity
1:00-3:30 p.m. ET each day
Registration is now open!
Co-Sponsors and Planning Committee
The Symposium is being hosted by ICDS and is co-sponsored by Penn State’s Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity and the Center for Social Data Analytics.
A planning committee of faculty from multiple Penn State campuses and colleges is organizing the programming for the event.