2022 ADSA Spring Meeting

SAVE THE DATE! The 2023 Data Science Leadership Summit will be May 8-10 at Boston University.


We were so grateful to see you all in person and enjoyed a productive meeting. Resources will be posted below. Videos of some content is available upon request.

About the 2022 Spring Meeting

On March 7-9 2022 in sunny Irvine, CA ☀️ we convened leaders of data science programs and faculty interested in creating new initiatives on their campuses: to form an academic leadership community for data science; to share best practices where they face similar challenges and opportunities; and to take collective responsibility in preparing next-generation data scientists to contribute in the best interests of society.

We also hosted sessions for any academic data science practitioners, administrators, and educators to collectively address common challenges in research, education and training, program administration, and career paths in the academy. Recognizing that researchers in all fields can contribute to the evolution of data science, our Annual Meetings provides a domain-agnostic venue for presenting new data science research and pedagogy.

Interested in the sessions? You can now download the schedule for the 2022 Spring Meeting, either with session abstracts, or a shorter version with session titles only.

Keynote Speakers!

We were thrilled to welcome Claire Le Gal and Desmond Upton Patton as our keynote speakers. Claire kicked-off our Partnerships with Industry session and Desmond kicked-off our Impacted Communities session.

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Claire Le Gal - Senior Vice President, Fraud Intelligence, Strategy and Cyber Products, Mastercard

Claire Le Gal currently is Senior Vice President, responsible for the Fraud Intelligence, Strategy and Cyber Products team in the Cyber & Intelligence Solutions division at Mastercard. In that role, she is responsible for a variety of global functions, including fraud reporting & analytics, cyber security solution development, and the execution of strategic initiatives to ensure that the integrity of the MasterCard payment systems is maintained as payment technologies evolve. Claire also chairs the MasterCard Global Fraud Advisory Council and the Mastercard Global Payment Integrity Coalition.

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Desmond Upton Patton - Associate Dean for Innovation and Academic Affairs, founding director of the SAFE Lab and co-director of the Justice, Equity and Technology Lab at Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia University

Dr. Desmond Upton Patton, Associate Dean for Innovation and Academic Affairs, founding director of the SAFE Lab and co-director of the Justice, Equity and Technology lab at Columbia School of Social Work, is a leading pioneer in the field of making AI empathetic, culturally sensitive, and less biased. Through keynote presentations and interactive workshops, Patton is helping organizations develop a better approach to diversity and inclusion that includes fairer practices that address the challenge of prejudice, rather than contribute to it. Also the Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the co-chair of the Racial Equity Task Force at The Data Science Institute and founder of the SIM|ED tech incubator at Columbia University, Patton’s research uses virtual reality to educate youth and policymakers about the ways social media can be used against them and how race plays a part.
In 2018, Professor Patton published a groundbreaking finding in the prestigious Nature journal, Digital Medicine, which uncovered grief as a pathway to aggressive communication on Twitter. The report was cited in an amici curiae brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court in Elonis v. United States, which examined the interpretation of threats on social media. Widely referenced across disciplines, Patton’s research at the intersections of social media, AI, empathy and race has been mentioned in the New York Times, Nature, Washington Post, NPR, Vice News, ABC News and other prestigious media outlets more than seventy times in the last three years.

We are grateful for the support of our Sponsors!

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2021 Data Science Leadership Summit Planning Committee

Jay Aikat

COO, RENCI & Research Professor of Computer Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

David A. Bader

Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Data Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Andreas Berlind

Co-Director of the Data Science Institute, Vanderbilt University

LaTanya Brown-Robertson

Professor of Economics, Data Science and Analytics Initiative Lead, Bowie State University

Philip E. Bourne

Dean and Professor, School of Data Science, University of Virginia

David Ebert

Director Data Institute for Societal Challenges, Associate Vice President of Research, University of Oklahoma

Doug Hague

Executive Director and Professor of Practice, School of Data Science, UNC Charlotte

Raghu Machiraju

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics and Pathology, The Ohio State University

Sarah Stone

Executive Director, eScience Institute, University of Washington

Sharon Tettegah

Director, Center for Black Studies Research, Professor, Department of Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Amy Wagler

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso