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Thursday, November 8th 2017, 9AM – 6PM
Breed Memorial Hall • 51 Winthrop Street • Medford, MA 02155 

Keynote Presentations • Panel Discussions • Poster Sessions
View Keynote Speaker Profiles (PDF).


9:00 – 9:15  Welcome Remarks
Anthony Monaco – President at Tufts University

9:20 – 10:35   Session I: City and Urban Planning
AnnaLee Saxenian – Dean of the School of Information at UC Berkeley

Panel Discussion

  • Herbert Dreiseitl, Director of the Liveable Cities Lab at the Ramboll Group
  • Justin Hollander, Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University
  • David Mendonca, Program Director of Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events in the Division of Civil, Mechanical, & Manufacturing Innovation at National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Adam Storeygard, Assistant Professor of Economics at Tufts University

10:40 11:55  Session II: Ethical Use of Data
David Lazer – Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University & Co-director at NuLab

Panel Discussion

  • Chaitanya Baru, Senior Advisor of Data Science at National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Matthias Scheutz, President of Thinking Robots, Inc., Professor, Department of Computer Science at Tufts University
  • Nick Seaver, Professor of the Department of Anthropology of Science and Technology at Tufts University

11:55 – 1:00  Lunch and Poster Session

1:00 2:15  Session III: Privacy and Security
Jeannette Wing – Avanessians Director of the Data Sciences Institute & Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University

Panel Discussion

  • Kathleen Fisher, Professor & Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University
  • Erin Kenneally, Program Manager of the Cyber Security Division, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) at DHS Science and Technology Directorate
  • Alex “Sandy” Pentland, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Program Director, Media Lab Entrepreneurship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2:20 – 3:35  Session IV: Data Science and Computational Science in Healthcare
Henry Kautz – Founding Director at Institute for Data Science & Professor of Computer Science at University of Rochester

Panel Discussion

  • Frank Alexander, Deputy Director of the Computational Science Initiative at Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Harry Selker, Dean of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Tufts University
  • Jerry Sheehan, Deputy Director of the  National Library of Medicine at National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Harry Sleeper, Department Head of the Open Health Services Group at MITRE

3:40 – 4:55   Session V: Data Science and Computational Science in Biology
Peter Coveney – Professor of Computer Science & Director of the Centre for Computational Science and the Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network at University College London

Panel Discussion

  • Christoph Börgers, Professor, Math at Tufts University
  • Diego Martinez, Head of Bioinformatics at Veritas
  • Grace Peng, Program Director of the Division of Discovery Science & Technology (DDST) at National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Donna Slonim, Professor of Computer Science at Tufts University 

5:00 – 6:30  Networking Reception and Poster Session


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