The data science of traffic safety. LA, Vision Zero and big data.

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Join us as we discuss the role of government, industry and citizens in leveraging data science to achieve zero pedestrian deaths from traffic by 2025.

When: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

6:15pm - 6:30pm - Arrivals and mingle
6:30pm - 6:40pm - Introductions
6:40pm - 7:20pm - Presentations
- David Goodsmith -- Streaming Transportation Analytics
- Tim Fremaux -- Implementing Life-Saving Data-Driven Interventions in LA
- Ben Van Dyke -- The Rowena Road Diet and a Case Study in Causal Inference Analysis
7:20pm to 7:40pm -- Panel discussion
7:40pm to 8:00pm -- Networking

Cost: FREE

Note: Sandwiches and drinks provided.

Panelists will discuss their recent collaboration leveraging open data to analyze public infrastructure. As featured in the LA Times (

Program topics will include:

• Analytical techniques and approaches to measuring impacts from traffic infrastructure.

• Unique opportunities for Los Angeles to lead the world in data-focused traffic safety engineering.

• The role of industry (from navigation to ride share to data pipelines and beyond) for providing and analyzing urban traffic data.

Speakers to include:

Tim Fremaux, Transportation Engineer, LADOT

Tim Fremaux works for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation in a lead capacity on engineering solutions to improve safety as part of the City's Vision Zero initiative.

Christine Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, National Data Service

Christine Kirkpatrick is the division director for IT Systems & Services at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego and deputy director and co-principal investigator of the National Science Foundation-funded West Big Data Innovation Hub. Kirkpatrick holds a master's degree in Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering Leadership from UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering. Kirkpatrick joined SDSC in 2012 and has been with UC San Diego since 1996.

Ben Van Dyke, Data Scientist, DataScience

Ben has been conducting analytics on traffic safety and patterns for a decade. His recent work developing a causal inference model for road diet impacts was featured by the Los Angeles Times.

Dave Goodsmith, Managing Data Scientist, DataScience

Dave leads DataScience's government and media outreach programs and his passion is sharing and spreading the positive social impact of big data innovations. He's communicated the value of data to millions of readers through public-facing analytics on topics ranging from transportation data aggregation to the natural language processing of political debates.

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- Is there parking? We will validate your parking. Please park in the[masked] corporate parking lot (enter via Hannum Ave). Then take the parking elevator to the 4th floor. Enter the 200 building from courtyard and take that elevator to the 2nd floor. We are suite 200.