2020 Data Science Leadership Summit


We were so grateful to see you all by Zoom and enjoyed a productive meeting. Videos of some content are available upon request.

About the Leadership Summit

The goal of this Summit is to convene 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.

Registration is now Closed.

Our 2020 Keynote Speakers

Tanya Berger-Wolf

Tanya Berger-Wolf

The Ohio State University

Faculty Director of the Translational Data Analytics Institute, Professor Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

Ruha Benjamin

Ruha Benjamin

Princeton University

Associate Professor of African American Studies and Founding Director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab

Rapid Response Data Science

Learn more about our joint session on Rapid Response Data Science, Wednesday October 14th, including information about our panelists, organizers, and resources to check out ahead of the meeting.

2020 Schedule

New! Institution Updates Are Now Posted

Check out these two-page reports from institutions participating in Session 1: Challenges and Best Practices for Creating Data Science Institutes and Programs

2020 Data Science Leadership Summit Committee

  • Raghu Machiraju, PC Chair - The Ohio State University
  • Margrit Betke, 2019 PC Chair - Boston University
  • Cathryn Carson - University of California, Berkeley
  • Nicholas J. Horton - Amherst College
  • Vandana Janeja - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Eric D. Kolaczyk - Boston University
  • David Mongeau - University of California, Berkeley
  • Purush Papatla - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Abani Patra - Tufts University
  • Yasmeen Shorish - James Madison University

HUGE Thank You to our 2020 meeting sponsors!