Distinguished Speaker Series | UNC School of Data Science and Society
September 28 @ 12:20 pm - 1:00 pm
The UNC School of Data Science and Society is excited to announce the first talk of its Distinguished Speaker Series, “What Data Science Will Mean to You – One Person’s View.” The inaugural speaker will be Dr. Phil Bourne, Founding Dean of the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia. He is a world-renowned biomedical and data science researcher who has published over 350 papers and five books, launched four companies, received numerous awards, and been elected as a fellow to multiple scientific societies. He was the first associate vice chancellor for innovation and industrial alliances at the University of California San Diego and the first associate director for data science at the National Institutes of Health. As dean of the School of Data Science, Bourne is leading an effort to create a new kind of school — a school “without walls,” defined by interdisciplinary collaboration and open scholarship. The School is guided by common goals: to further discovery, share knowledge and make a positive impact on society through collaborative, open and responsible data science research and education.
Speaker: Dr. Phil Bourne, Founding Dean of the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia
Title of Talk: “What Data Science Will Mean to You – One Person’s View”
Location: Kerr Hall, Room 2001
Data science is transformative — an easy assertion to make when one has worked in academia for several years. Nevertheless, the digital transformation of society cannot be denied. Academic data science initiatives around the country are responding and contributing to the transformation with new trainees, innovative research and local community action. As UNC launches its new School for Data Science and Society, we will spend time reflecting on the age-old question, what is in it for me?