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Explore the future of data science & AI. Speakers include Prabhakar Raghavan (SVP, Google), Minouche Shafik (President, Columbia) & Columbia faculty.
Thu, Apr 04, 2024 @ 08:00 AM   $200   Columbia University, 2920 Broadway, Alfred Lerner Hall

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Join the flagship annual event at the Data Science Institute, Columbia University.

Data Science Day 2024
Thursday, April 4, 2024 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University Morningside Campus
Address: 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

The Data Science Institute's flagship annual event connects innovators in industry & government to Columbia researchers who are propelling advances across every sector with data science.

At Data Science Day, lightning talks from faculty & researchers showcase the breadth & depth of Columbia's most innovative data science work; a keynote from an industry leader offers insight into the cutting edge; & more than 75 posters & demos give attendees the chance to engage directly with both accomplished faculty & the next generation of data scientists, including students & postdocs.

Clifford Stein, Interim Director of The Data Science Institute; & Wai T. Chang Professor of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research & Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, will be the master of ceremonies.

2024 Keynote Speaker

Prabhakar Raghavan
Senior Vice President, Google
An industry leader & accomplished scholar, Raghavan is responsible for Google's Knowledge & Information products, including Google Search, News, Assistant, Bard, Geo, Ads, Commerce & Payments.

Raghavan is one of the foremost authorities on Search & has over 20 years of research experience spanning algorithms, web search, & databases. He has published more than 100 papers, co-authored two widely-used graduate texts, & holds 20 issued patents, including several on link analysis for web search.

Prabhakar holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science & a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a Fellow of the ACM & IEEE; a former editor in chief for the Journal of the ACM; & was a Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. In 2009, he was awarded a Laurea honoris causa from the University of Bologna.

Before joining Google, Prabhakar founded & led Yahoo! Labs, served as CTO at Verity, & spent 14 years at IBM Research.

2024 Opening Remarks

Minouche Shafik
President of Columbia University
2024 Lightning Talks
What Does Fairness Mean?

Adam Elmachtoub
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Columbia Engineering

Shalmali Joshi
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Emily Black
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Barnard College

Moderator: Katja Maria Vogt
Professor of Philosophy; Chair of Classical Studies Graduate Program, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Making the Most of an Image

Shree K. Nayar
T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science, Columbia Engineering

Arian Maleki
Associate Professor of Statistics, Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Hortense Fong
Assistant Professor of Business, Marketing Division, Columbia Business School

Despina Kontos
Professor of Radiology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Moderator: Yading Yuan
Herbert & Florence Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Physics) (in the Data Science Institute) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Fewer Patents, More Innovation

James Hicks
Academic Fellow; Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School

Douglas Almond
Professor of International & Public Affairs & Economics, Columbia University

Bianca Howard
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia Engineering

Moderator: Kate Ascher
Milstein Professor of Urban Development, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation
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