Fall 2015 Data Science Lecture Series Lineup

August 26, 2015

We have a great lineup of speakers from industry and academia for our Data Science Lecture Series. The lectures are held Fridays, 1:00–2:30 p.m. in 190 Doe Library (one-hour lectures followed by 30 minutes for Q&A).

Please keep an eye on our Events page to learn more about each of these lectures as detailed information becomes available.

Fall 2015 Data Science Lecture Series Speakers

September 4 Nathaniel Smith, Computational Fellow, Berkeley Institute for Data Science
September 11 Jonathan Taylor, Professor, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
September 18 Jeremy Freeman, Neuroscientist, Janelia Research Campus
  Travis Oliphant, CEO and Co-Founder, Continuum Analytics
September 25 Sangram Ganguly, Principal Investigator and Senior Research Scientist at NASA/BAERI
October 2 Mike Beman, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences, UC Merced
October 9 Nemanja Spasojevic, Director of Data Science, Lithium Technologies, Inc.
October 16 Stephan Hoyer, Data Scientist, The Climate Corporation
October  23 Aman Ahuja, Freelance Data Consultant, DataKind, The Data Guild
October 30 Lorena Barba, Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University
November 6 Carl Pennypacker, Affiliate, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Physics Division
November 13 Wally Lo Faro, Data Scientist, MasterCard
November 20 Nancy Nersessian, Regents' Professor of Cognitive Science (Emerita), Georgia Institute of Technology; 
  Research Associate, Harvard University
December 4 Sandrine Dudoit, Professor, Biostatistics, UC Berkeley
December 11 Chris Granger, Founder, Eve


The BIDS Data Science Lecture Series is co-hosted by BIDS and the Data, Science, and Inference Seminar. 


Featured Fellows

Nathaniel Smith

Former Computational Fellow

Sandrine Dudoit

Biostatistics, Statistics, UC Berkeley