Data Matters

Data Matters is the weekly seminar series of the Data Science Initiative. Talks are held Wednesdays during the academic year, 4–5:30 pm, at 164 Angell Street, 3rd floor. 

The Data Science Initiative includes scholars with backgrounds in the physical, biological, computational, and social sciences. Data Matters is intended to stimulate conversations and collaboration by bringing multiple perspectives to challenging data-driven problems and talks are structured to be more of an interactive experience than traditional academic seminars. The format is generally a 25-30 minute presentation followed by 45 minutes of interaction with the audience, mediated by a discussant. Both internal and external speakers are welcome. 

If you would like to share your data-related work for Data Matters, please contact us. You can find all our events here or on our Events page. 

See previous talks on our YouTube channel.  


2022 Fall Semester Schedule

September 14

Claire Wardle, Brown University School of Public Health, Information Futures Lab (Discussant: Suresh Venkatasubramanian)

October 5 

Gamze Gürsoy, Columbia University, New York Genome Center (Discussant: Ritambhara Singh)

October 27 (Thursday)

Jessica Li, UCLA (Discussant: Ritambhara Singh)

November 2

Julien Ayroles, Princeton University (Discussant: Emilia Huerta-Sanchez)

November 9

Moon Duchin, Tufts University: Inaugural DSI Public Lecture, co-sponsored with ICERM

November 16

Jonathan Pober, Brown University (Discussant: Stephen Bach)

November 30

Jedidiah Carlson, TwinStrand Biosciences (Discussant: Sohini Ramachandran and Rachel Wetts)