Harvard Data
Science Initiative
2019 Conference
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About The Conference

The Harvard Data Science Initiative Conference is a three day event in Cambridge, MA that showcases data science in research and education through panels, keynotes, workshops, and tutorials featuring speakers from across Harvard, academia, and industry.

The Conference connects expert methodologists, data science professionals and educators across disciplines to ignite new discoveries with impacts on health, education, economics, social policy, business and the humanities.

Oct 23

The first day of the HDSI conference will feature plenary sessions and panels that discuss methodological advances and explore how data science connects with evidence-based policy, the urban environment, scientific discovery, and business

Oct 24

The second day of the conference offers participants the opportunity to attend in-depth tutorials led by leading faculty and researchers on Causal Inference and Unsupervised Deep Learning

Oct 25

The final day of the conference is dedicated to the Harvard Data Science Review and will bring together leading thinkers around questions related to differential privacy for the 2020 Census, redistricting (aka, Gerrymandering), and data science education.

Conference Program

Plenary Speakers

Regina Barzilay

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Michael Jordan

University of California, Berkeley

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Ronald Wasserstein

American Statistical Association
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Panelists & Presenters

Eva Ascarza

Harvard University

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Lauren Bennett

ESRI

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Anita Berrizbeitia

Harvard University

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Sarah Bleich

Harvard University

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Joseph G. Allen

Harvard University

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Susan Crawford

Harvard University

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Cora Dvorkin

Harvard University

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Alex Graves

Google

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Yael Grushka-Cockayne

Harvard University

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Bethany Hedt-Gauthier

Harvard University

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Brad Hershbein

W.E. Upjohn Institute

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Tarun Khanna

Harvard University

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Galit Lahav

Harvard University

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Venkatesh Murthy

Harvard University

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Sharon-Lise Normand

Harvard University

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Jeff Polzer

Harvard University

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Pearl Pu

EPFL

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Carlo Ratti

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Jonathan
Schroeder

University of Minnesota

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Matthew Schwartz

Harvard University

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Sema Sgaier

Surgo Foundation

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David Van Riper

University of Minnesota

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Jose Zubizarreta

Harvard University

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