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2017 Data Science Research Symposium

April 27, 8:30am


The Center for Data Science will be hosting a Data Science Research Symposium scheduled for April 27th.  The symposium is a venue for faculty members, senior researchers, and graduate students to engage with industry and public sector leaders to discuss current data science research and its applications, and opportunities for future exploration.  Last year, more than 130 participants gathered at the UMass Amherst Computer Science building to obtain updates on the progress of current collaborations, explore new opportunities, consider partnerships, and learn more about innovative data science research.


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Preliminary Agenda

8:00 Registration opens - Light breakfast and social networking
9:00 - 12:00 “Lightning Talks” on industry sponsored research projects, spanning these technical areas:
  • Machine Learning / Deep Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information Retrieval
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Risk Modeling and Forecasting
  • Healthcare Decision-Making
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Visual Information Processing
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch / Transition to Workshops
12:30 - 5:00 Research Workshops, 4-5 parallel tracks
  • Risk Modeling and Forecasting
  • Theoretical Foundations of Machine Learning
  • Workforce Analytics
  • Systems for Data Science
  • Tutorial on Neural Networks - Concepts and Tools