Women in Data Science, Berkeley

WiDS Berkeley

Monday, March 2, 2020
8:45 am to 4:30 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

Women in Data Science WiDS Berkeley 2020

Women in Data Science WiDS Berkeley 2020

Sponsored by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Berkeley Research, Teaching, and Learning; the Berkeley Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society; and the Berkeley School of Information

The UC Berkeley School of Information and CITRIS are excited to partner with Stanford University to bring the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference to Berkeley, California.

The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is an annual one-day technical conference based at Stanford, which brings together data scientists and professionals in adjacent fields from around the globe to discuss the latest research and applications of data science in a broad set of domains. Participants learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging data science for success and connect with potential mentors, collaborators, and others in the field.

Keynotes from the WiDS conference at Stanford will be live streamed, accompanied by on-location sessions featuring distinguished scholars and practioners from Berkeley and across the Bay Area.

Banatao Auditorium directions & parking information


8:45–9:00 am
Opening Remarks

Jenn Stringer, Deputy CIO & Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley

9:15–10:00 am
Keynote Address from Stanford

Opening Address
Persis Drell, Provost, Stanford University

Machine Learning: A New Approach to Drug Discovery
Daphne Koller, CEO and Founder, insitro

Simulcast from Global WiDS 2020 @ Stanford University

10:00–10:15 am

Tech Talks

Showcasing Berkeley women in data science. Each speaker will discuss her work for fifteen minutes, followed by five minutes of Q&A.

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Berkeley Keynote

Prof. Jennifer Chayes, Associate Provost, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society; Dean, School of Information

12:30–2:00 pm

2:00–2:30 pm
Keynote Address from Stanford

Why a World with AI Needs More EQ
Tsu-Jae King Liu, Dean, UC Berkeley College of Engineering

Simulcast from Global WiDS 2020 @ Stanford University

2:30–3:45 pm
Panel Discussion: Building Inclusive Data Communities

3:45–4:00 pm

4:00–5:00 pm
Reception and Networking


Registration required; space is limited.

All genders are invited to participate in the conference, which features exclusively female speakers.

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Code of Conduct

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference seeks to support all participants from across the world in an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment. All participants are expected to be considerate, respectful, and collaborative, and will refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech....

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If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Catherine Cronquist Browning at catherine@ischool.berkeley.edu or (510) 684-4437 with as much advance notice as possible.

Event disability access coordinators are Catherine Cronquist Browning and Amy Neeser.

150 Years of Women at Berkeley

Last updated:

March 4, 2020