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Center for Data Science Research Symposium highlights innovative research and industry collaboration

Over 160 people from industry, higher education and the student population attended the 2nd Annual Center for Data Science Research Symposium on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Seventy-three of those in attendance were members from industry representing 45 companies.


The morning was framed with lightning talks, spotlighting contributions from Google, NVidia, Dell-EMC, and others, along with faculty members describing their industry-sponsored research. Networking sessions were hosted throughout the day, and in the afternoon, faculty- and industrial data scientists-led workshops focused on Machine Learning, Workforce Analytics and Financial Well-being. Sessions were at capacity throughout the day.


Sponsored by the Center for Data Science at UMass Amherst, the Data Science Research Symposium showcases active university-industry research partnerships, provides a forum for technical exchange and professional networking among data science researchers across industry and academia, and facilitates new collaborative efforts to tackle emerging research challenges of practical importance.