2022 ADSA Spring Meeting

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE SPRING MEETING! 🌷

We were so grateful to see you all in person and enjoyed a productive meeting. The program abstracts are linked 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.

Of note, ADSA hosted Dr. Erwin Gianchandani as a speaker for the Partnerships with Industry session. Dr. Gianchandani introduced the ADSA community to the proposed Translation, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) Directorate and asked the community to provide feedback on the program. Here are ADSA NSF TIP recommendations from Spring 2022 Meeting that the attendees contributed to during the session and in informal conversations.

Interested in the sessions? You can now download the schedule for the 2022 Spring Meeting or check out the full program with abstracts.

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.

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2021 Data Science Leadership Summit Planning Committee

Jay Aikat

Jay Aikat

UNC-Chapel Hill

COO, RENCI & Research Professor of Computer Science

David A. Bader

David A. Bader

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Data Science

Andreas Berlind

Andreas Berlind

Vanderbilt University

Co-Director of the Data Science Institute

Latanya Brown-Robertson

Latanya Brown-Robertson

Bowie State University

Professor of Economics, Data Science and Analytics Initiative Lead

Philip E. Bourne

Philip E. Bourne

University of Virginia

Dean and Professor, School of Data Science

David Ebert

David Ebert

University of Oklahoma

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

Doug Hague

Doug Hague

UNC Charlotte

Executive Director and Professor of Practice, School of Data Science

Raghu Machiraju

Raghu Machiraju

The Ohio State University

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics and Pathology

Sarah Stone

Sarah Stone

University of Washington

Executive Director, eScience Institute

Sharon Tettegah

Sharon Tettegah

University of California, Santa Barbara

Director, Center for Black Studies Research, Professor, Department of Black Studies

Amy Wagler

Amy Wagler

University of Texas at El Paso

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences