Women in Data Science, Berkeley

WiDS Berkeley

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

Sponsored by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Berkeley Research, Teaching, and Learning; 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.


Registration required; space is limited.

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


Opening Remarks

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

Keynote Addresses

Simulcast from Global WiDS 2020 @ Stanford University

Tech Talks

Showcasing Berkeley women in data science

  • Dani Ushizima, Staff Scientist, LBNL; Data Scientist, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)

  • Kjiersten Fagnan, Chief Informatics Officer, Joint Genome Institute

  • Deb Agarwal, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

  • Jade Benjamin-Chung, Epidemiologist and Lecturer, UC Berkeley Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Panel Discussion: Building Inclusive Data Communities

Closing Berkeley Keynote

Dr. Jennifer Chayes, Associate Provost of the Division of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information

Reception and Networking

Last updated:

January 17, 2020