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Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC) Fall Symposium

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Keynote Presentations • Panel Discussions • Poster Sessions

As part of Tufts University’s launch of its new Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC), the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is hosting an all-day symposium. We are inviting academics, researchers, entrepreneurs and government officials to participate in the panels.

The event is organized around 5 key areas:

  • City and Urban Planning
  • The Ethical Use of Data
  • Privacy and Security
  • Two sessions around Data and Health-related topics


  • Welcome Remarks
    Anthony Monaco, President at Tufts University
  • Session I: City and Urban Planning
    AnnaLee Saxenian – Dean of the School of Information at UC Berkeley
  • Session II: Ethical Use of Data Speakers
    David Lazer – Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University & Co-director at NuLab
  • Lunch and Poster Session
  • Session III: Privacy and Security
    Jeanette Wing – Avanessians Director of the Data Sciences Institute & Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University
  • Session IV: Data Science and Computational Science in Healthcare
    Henry Kautz – Founding  Director at Institute for Data Science & Professor of Computer Science at University of Rochester
  • Session V: Data Science and Computational Science in Biology
    Peter Coveney  Professor of Computer Science & Director of the Centre for Computational Science and the Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network at University College London
  • Reception and Poster Session
Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC) Fall Symposium


Wednesday, November 8, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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