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  • September 17, 2021 from 1:00am to 4:30am

Join us for the launch of the University of Toronto DSI.

Open to all.

The launch will feature keynote presentations by:

Jennifer Chayes, Associate Provost of the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, and Dean of the School of Information, UC Berkley
Rob Tibshirani, Professor of Biomedical Data Science, and Statistics, Stanford University
Andrew Gelman, Professor of Statistics and Political Science, Columbia University
Welcome and introductions by distinguished University of Toronto guests.

Melanie Woodin, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science
Ted Sargent, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives
Lisa Strug, Director, Data Sciences Institute
Others, to be announced.

Moderated by Jeffrey Rosenthal, Professor, Department of Statistical Sciences.

The DSI provides the leadership and capacity to catalyze the transformative nature of data sciences in disciplines, in fair and ethical ways, leveraging and strengthening U of T’s preeminence in data sciences to solve society’s complex and pressing problems. Research efforts focus on advancements in data science methodologies and tools that can be applied across a variety of fields as well as the emergent discipline of data sciences themselves.

The DSI is a community and supports faculty and trainees to expand their data-intensive research activities; develop their computational and data science skills to support their teaching, scholarship, and research.