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Data Science: More than Numbers | Carolina Data Science Now

June 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

We invite you to join us for our next Carolina Data Science Now seminar on June 23 at 12 PM ET. This month's theme is "Data Science: More Than Numbers."

The event will feature three lightning talks by professors and researchers in UNC-Chapel Hill’s academic community, centered around how data science is used as a foundational anchor in computer science and statistics projects. These talks will be followed by a guided panel, an opportunity for questions and answers with the speakers, and a discussion with the data science community at UNC-Chapel Hill.

We encourage you to save the date for the last seminar of our summer series, which will take place on July 28. For more information about this series, please contact Amanda Miller.

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Meet the Moderator

Statistics & Operations Research

Mariana Olvera-Cravioto is an associate professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at UNC. She does research in Applied Probability and specifically works on problems involving complex networks and heavy-tailed phenomena. Olvera-Cravioto’s current work is focused on the analysis of complex networks and processes that run on them. In particular, she is interested in scale-free random graphs such as those used to model the web and other social networks.



Our speakers for this month are as follows:

  • Snigdha Chaturvedi

    Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

    Snigdha Chaturvedi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at University of California, Santa Cruz (2018-2019) and a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Dan Roth’s group at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2016-2018). She received her doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park, advised by Professor Hal Daume III, and her bachelor of technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur in India. She also worked at IBM-India Research Labs from 2009-2011. Snigdha is interested in natural language understanding with a focus on understanding narratives, and social aspects of natural language.

  • David Gotz

    McColl Term Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science; Assistant Director, Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP)

    Dr. David Gotz is a Professor at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS). He also serves as the Assistant Director for the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP), and is an Associate Member at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

    Dr. Gotz leads the Visual Analysis and Communications Lab (VACLab), where he conducts research related to the study and development of visual methods for information analysis and communication. His work is supported by a variety of public and private funding agencies, including multiple awards from NSF and NIH.

  • Danielle Szafir

    Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

    Danielle Albers Szafir is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the department, she was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, an Affiliate Professor of Information Science and Aerospace Engineering, and a Fellow in the ATLAS Institute and Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research, which sits at the intersection of information visualization, data science, and cognitive science, has been integrated into leading tools such as D3 and Tableau and received best paper awards at IEEE VIS, IEEE VR, ACM CHI, and IS&T CIC. She was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30: Science list in 2018 and received the NSF CAREER Award in 2021. Her work is funded by the NSF, US Air Force, J.P. Morgan Chase, U.S. Space Force, and DHHS. She received a bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Washington as a NASA Space Grant Scholar and a doctorate in computer sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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June 23, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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