Data Science Research Bazaar Schedule

 

Research Bazaar Expanded Schedule
January 24 – Day 1

8:45 am     Opening Remarks (DeLuca Forum, Discovery)

9:00 am     Discover, Collaborate, and Empower (DeLuca Forum, Discovery)

There will be three sessions of three-minute Lightning Talksthat will be focused on one or more of the following:

  • Finding resources and/or establishing collaborations with others to fill in technical gaps or add new dimensions to your work.
  • Providing resources (e.g., tools or expertise) or advertising services your core facility or group has to offer.
  • Publicizing your data science work to create awareness in the campus community

 Following each series of lightning talks, there will be an opportunity to connect and collaborate with members of the community. 

12:00 pm     Lunch Break and Birds of a Feather Sessions

Birds of a Feather Sessions (or BoFs) are informal gatherings of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss a certain topic without a pre-planned agenda. BoFs are a great place to meet other members of the community with similar interests.

1:30 pm      Concurrent Sessions   

The format for these sessions is quite open and may include (but not be limited to) the following:

  1. Extended sessions sharing new data science tools that may be useful for many domains or disciplines,
  2. Extended sessions sharing examples of the application of data science tools to a specific domain,
  3. Targeted meetings for new or existing Communities of Practice on campus with an opportunity to engage with new members.

3:00 pm      Poster Session and Marketplace

Poster session one is an opportunity for the research community to both request and share expertise and innovation. There will be a number of different types of posters:

  •  Finding resources and/or establishing collaborations with others to fill in technical gaps or add new dimensions to your work,
  • Providing resources (e.g., tools or expertise) or advertising services your core facility or group has to offer.
  • Publicizing your data science work to create awareness in the campus community
January 25 – DAY 2

9:00 am      Carpentry Mini-Workshops 

On Day 2, we will provide concurrent  2.5-hour interactive workshops on a variety of topics. The sessions will incorporate active-learning activities, be ‘hands-on’, and use real data. 

11:30 am     Career Session (Lunch Provided)

In five-minute flash talks, members from the data science community at large will address how data science is used in their organization. Interested participants will be able to engage with the presenters over lunch to learn more about opportunities available to them in each organization. 

1:30 pm      Poster Session and Marketplace 

The purpose of the Poster Session and Marketplace is to showcase projects that benefit the community beyond the UW-Madison campus.  The audience for this session will be much broader and will be accessible for community members who are not scientists. Examples of possible projects presented could include (but will not be limited to) the following:

  • Tracking the flu virus in WI, 
  • Using data to prevent traffic accidents, 
  • Cohesiveness of city neighborhoods, 
  • Tracking children’s favorite books in Dane County Libraries, 
  • Assessing the health of our lakes, 
  • Creating datasets that are more inclusive of under-represented groups to improve AI and/or machine learning.