Research Day on Data Science

On Friday, May 2, 2014 in Distler Performance Hall,  Tufts University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research held its 10th Research Day on Data Science. The objective of the day was to raise awareness of data science within the university community and to highlight current resources and research in this emerging interdisciplinary field. Data Science aims to make sense of the enormous amounts of data currently being created by modern technologies, such as sequencing techniques, electronic medical records, and social media outlets.

The event included a digital poster session and three lightning talk sessions with sixteen speakers highlighting techniques and applications of data science from across the University. Speakers and attendees joined in on the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #JumboData throughout the day. To view a Storify, or compilation of the day’s online conversation, click here.

For networking questions about attendees at Research Day or for additional information, please contact Barbara Booras at