Women In Data Science 2018: Conference Screening

Chicago Women in Machine Learning & Data Science
Chicago Women in Machine Learning & Data Science
Public group


626 W. Jackson Rd. · Chicago, IL

How to find us

IDEO Chicago is located on the 7th floor of 626 W. Jackson Blvd.

Location image of event venue


Hey everyone,

The Chicago chapter of Women in Machine Learning & Data Science is back, and better with IDEO! To kick-off our revamp, let's get together on the evening of March 5th; there will be food, drinks, catching up, and meeting new people, as we play a live stream of talks from Stanford's third annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference.


• 5:00pm: Doors open

• 5:20pm: Introduction

• 5:35pm: Live stream 1: Career Panel moderated by Margot Gerritsen:
Bhavani Thurasingham, Professor of Computer Science and Executive
Director of Cyber Research and Education Institute, University of Texas at Dallas
Ziya Ma, Vice President of Software and Services Group and Director of Big Data Technologies, Intel Corporation
Elena Grewal, Head of Data Science, Airbnb

• 6:15pm: Live stream 2: Technical Vision Talks
Risa Wechsler, Associate Professor of Physics, Stanford University

• 6:35pm: Live stream 3: Technical Vision Talks
Dawn Woodard, Senior Data Science Manager of Maps, Uber

• 7:00pm: Live stream ends; mingling IRL

• 7:30pm: End

About the conference:

The global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This annual one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a broad set of domains, All genders are invited to participate in the conference, which features exclusively female speakers.

See more at http://www.widsconference.org/

About our host & sponsor:

IDEO is a global design company. We create positive impact through design.