March 20 - 21, 2020
In light of the public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 and erring on the side of caution and support for the health and well-being of our community, WiDS Pittsburgh@CMU is moving to a virtual format with no in-person receptions, networking, or talks. Currently registered attendees will be contacted over email about next steps.

The virtual version will consist of a set of online, moderated panels with data science leaders and graduate students around lunchtime on both March 20th and March 21st. Given the circumstances, we are very excited for the opportunity to still bring you WiDS Pittsburgh@CMU content and community opportunities.

We are grateful for continued sponsored support for this virtual event which allows us to offer this version for no cost to the attendees. Similarly, we are still accepting resumes for dissemination to our industry partners and will also use this website to advertise related academic and employment opportunities.

We are updating the schedule, but please sign up below if you are interested in virtually attending at no cost (Zoom links made available soon).

Schedule

March 20

12-1pm EDT: Data Science in Finance panel, co-hosted by MSCF
  • Sameena Shah, Managing Director AI Research, JP Morgan
  • Jennika Gold, Head of Fixed Income Data and Analytics, Morningstar
  • Ren Zhang, Chief Data Scientist, BMO Financial

1-2pm EDT: Panel
  • Brandy Aven, Associate Professor, Tepper School of Business
  • Lori Coulter, Founder, CEO, President, Summersalt
  • Haiwen (Helen) He, Founding Partner, New Wheel Capital
  • Wendy M. Masiello, Ret Lt General, US Air Force

March 21

12-1pm EDT: Student Panel
  • Mikaela Meyer, PhD Student, Statistics and Data Science, Public Policy
  • Erin McCormick, PhD Candidate, Social and Decision Sciences
  • Amanda Coston, PhD Student, Machine Learning, Public Policy
  • Anjalie Field, PhD Student, Language Technologies Institute
  • Xiaoyi Yang, PhD Student, Statistics and Data Science

1-2pm EDT: Panel
  • Lindsay Page, Associate Professor, Psychology in Education
  • Shannon Gallagher, Post-doc, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Kayla Frisoli, PhD Candidate, Statistics and Data Science
  • Sae-Seul Park, PhD Candidate, Tepper School of Business
  • Alexandra To, PhD Candidate, Human Computer Interaction Institute
  • Shihan Li, PhD Student, Public Policy

Panel Speakers

Rebecca NugentCMU Stephen E and Joyce Fienberg Professor,
Associate Department Head,
Statistics and Data Science, Dietrich College

(MODERATOR)

Sameena Shah Managing Director, AI Research,
JP Morgan

Jennika GoldHead of Fixed Income Data and Analytics,
Morningstar

Ren Zhang Chief Data Scientist,
BMO Financial

Wendy M. Masiello Ret Lt General,
US Air Force

Lori Coulter Founder, CEO, and President,
SUMMERSALT

Elizabeth Wayne TED Fellow, Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering,
College of Engineering

Brandy Aven Associate Professor in Organizational Theory, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship,
Tepper School of Business

Haiwen (Helen) He Founding Partner,
New Wheel Capital
Former Chief Strategy Officer,
Baidu

Lindsay Page Associate Professor, Psychology in Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Education; Learning Research and Development Center



Student Panel Speakers

Kayla Frisoli PhD Candidate,
Statistics and Data Science

Mikaela Meyer PhD Student,
Statistics and Data Science
Public Policy

Xiaoyi Yang PhD Student,
Statistics and Data Science

Anjalie Field PhD Student,
Language Technologies Institute

Shannon Gallagher Post-doc,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Sae-Seul Park PhD Candidate,
Tepper School of Business

Shihan Li PhD Student,
Public Policy

Amanda Coston PhD Student,
Machine Learning
Public Policy

Alexandra To PhD Candidate,
Human Computer Interaction Institute

Erin McCormick PhD Candidate,
Social and Decision Sciences



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