Open House: UA Data Science Institute

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Open House: UA Data Science Institute

Research, Discovery and Innovation
March 26, 2018

Data Science techniques are enabling amazing insights for many disciplines. Central to harnessing these techniques is the presence of a vibrant community of interdisciplinary collaborators, researchers, and practitioners with interests in information and computational sciences, mathematics, statistics, engineering, and various domain sciences. To strengthen and build this much-needed capacity at the University of Arizona, the Data Science Institute (Data 7) strives to provide an avenue to coalesce interested communities and activities associated with Data Science, creating new opportunities and spawning new collaborations.

To celebrate the move into our new home in the Biosciences Research Laboratories Building along with the National Science Foundation TRIPODS (Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science) and CyVerse teams, you are cordially invited to the open house for UA Data Science Institute (Data 7). Learn about planned activities and updates on progress, and meet personnel who will be shaping the forefront of UA Data Science.

For more information on Data 7, click here.

Thursday, April 19

3 to 4:15 pm – Medical Research Building, 1656 E. Mabel, Room 102

  • Welcome
  • UA Data Science Institute and TRIPODS updates
  • Inaugural lecture: "The Language of Food" by Dan Jurafsky (Professor and Chair of Linguistics and Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University)

4:30 to 6 pm – Bioscience Research Laboratories Building, 1230 N. Cherry, Lobby

  • Reception 
  • Meet and greet with UA Data Science enthusiasts

RSVP requested by March 30.

About Dan Jurafsky:

Dan Jurafsky is Professor and Chair of Linguistics and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. His research has focused on the extraction of meaning, intention, and affect from text and speech, and on applying natural language processing to the cognitive, data, and social sciences.

Dan is the co-author of the widely-used textbook "Speech and Language Processing” and co-taught the first massive open online class on Natural Language Processing. The recipient of a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, Dan is also a 2015 James Beard Award Nominee for his book, "The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu."


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