Carney Workshop: “The RENKU data science platform” - Christine Choirat, Ph.D.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

12:00pm - 1:30pm

164 Angell Street

RENKU is an open data science platform, produced through a joint venture of EPFL and ETH Zurich, that fosters research reproducibility, reusability, and collaboration, along with secure, federated, and discoverable data access. RENKU supports versioning of data and code, and tracks which results were produced by whom and when. Users can retrieve history and data provenance, go back in time to every step of published science, and reuse previously built tools in an infrastructure agnostic environment. More information can be found at

In this “bring your own data” workshop, Christine Choirat will first describe RENKU’s motivation and capabilities, lead open discussion of community needs, and guide hands-on creation of workflows and pipelines using the platform. Participants should feel free to bring their own laptops and data pipeline problems, or just observe to learn more about the available software tools.

Host: Jason Ritt

Presenter: Christine Choirat
Chief Innovation Officer, Swiss Data Science Center

Bio: Dr. Christine Choirat is Chief Innovation Officer at the Swiss Data Science Center, a unique joint venture between EPFL and ETH Zurich. The Center’s mission is to accelerate the use of data science and machine learning techniques within academic disciplines of the ETH Domain, the Swiss academic community at large, and the industrial sector. Dr. Choirat received her PhD in Applied Mathematics from Paris Dauphine University. She joined the Swiss Data Science Center in 2019, from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, where she was a Senior Research Scientist and an instructor in the Master of Science in Health Data Science. Her research interests are statistical software, reproducible workflows, and environmental policy and health policy.