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Past ICDS Symposia

Theme: Harnessing the Data Revolution to Enhance Diversity

Spring 2021

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. 

Theme: The Data Deluge: Opportunities and Challenges

Fall 2020

From probing the mysteries of outer space, and searching for medical treatments, to measuring the effects of social trends, and sealing up harmful privacy breeches, Penn State researchers are both studying the powerful impact of big data on science and society, and using big data to power their own investigations. To help researchers contend with the challenges — and the opportunities — of this data deluge, ICDS organized a two-day symposium focused on big data. Learn more

Theme: AI & Machine Learning in Science and Society

Spring 2019

With advances in computational science, researchers are finding new solutions to major societal problems. This one-day conference focused on on innovative computational research across a diverse set of disciplines. The symposium aimed to connect researchers to potential industry partners, funding agencies, and collaborators.

Theme: Harnessing the Power of Data

Spring 2018

In today’s society, data is being collected everywhere, all the time — from your phone, from your car, in hospitals, in the workplace. Data has the potential to solve major social problems. But to make sense of such massive quantities of data, researchers must find innovative methods to gather and process it. To explore cutting-edge data science methods and applications, ICDS hosted “Symposium 2018: Harnessing the Power of Data,” a one-day conference on computational and data science.