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

Keynote Presentations • Panel Discussions • Poster Sessions
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9:00 – 9:15  Welcome
Anthony MonacoPresident, Tufts University

9:20 – 10:35   Session I: City and Urban Planning (Download Session I Panelist Profiles)

New Data, New Tools, New Cities?
AnnaLee Saxenian, 
Dean of the School of Information at UC Berkeley

Panel Discussion Moderated by Eric Miller

  • 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, and Manufacturing Innovation at the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Adam Storeygard, Assistant Professor of Economics at Tufts University

10:40 11:55  Session II: Ethical Use of Data (Download Session II Panelist Profiles)

Opportunities and Risks in Computational Social Science
David Lazer
Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Sciences & Co-Director    of the NuLab at Northeastern University

Panel Discussion Moderated by J.P de Ruiter

  • Chaitan Baru, Senior Advisor of Data Science at the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Marc Light, Director of Data Science at BitSight Technologies
  • Matthias Scheutz, President of Thinking Robots, Inc. & Professor of Computer Science at Tufts University
  • Nick SeaverAssistant Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University

11:55 – 1:00  Lunch and Poster Session

1:00 2:15  Session III: Privacy and Security (Download Session III Panelist Profiles)

New Threats, New Targets, and New Opportunities
Jeannette Wing, 
Avanessians Director of the Data Sciences Institute & Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University

Panel Discussion Moderated by Carolyn Gideon

  • Josh FeinblumVice President of Information Security at Rapid7
  • Kathleen Fisher, Professor & Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University
  • Erin Kenneally, Program Manager of the Cyber Security Division for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) at DHS Science and Technology Directorate
  • Thomas Hardjono, Technology Officer of the Internet Trust Consortium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2:20 – 3:35  Session IV: Data Science and Computational Science in Healthcare (Download Session IV Panelist Profiles)

Mining Social Media to Improve Public Health
Henry Kautz, Founding Director of the Institute for Data Science & Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester

Panel Discussion Moderated by David Kahle

  • 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 the 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 (Download Session V Panelist Profiles)

The Virtual Human: In Silico Methods for Personalized Medicine
Peter Coveney
Professor of Computer Science & Director of the Centre for Computational Science & Director of the Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network at University College London

Panel Discussion Moderated by Peter Levine

  • Christoph Börgers, Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University
  • Diego Martinez, Head of Bioinformatics at Veritas
  • Grace Peng, Director of Computational Modeling, Simulation and Analysis at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Donna Slonim, Professor of Computer Science at Tufts University 

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

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