March 20 - 21, 2020


March 20: Opening Reception

The Oaklander Hotel
5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

5:30-7:30pm, Cohosted by the Pittsburgh useR Group and the
Pittsburgh Women in Machine Learning and Data Science.

March 21: WiDS Technical Conference

Tepper Quad

8:00-9:00am, Registration and Breakfast
9:00-10:30am, Computational Finance Panel, co-hosted by MSCF

Baker Hall, Giant Eagle Auditorium

11:00-11:15am, Opening Remarks
11:15am-12:00pm, Keynote: Karyn Schoenbart, CEO, NPD Group
12:00-1:30pm, Lunch and Networking
1:30-2:00pm, Technical Talk: Haiwen (Helen) He, Founding Partner, New Wheel Capital
2:00-2:30pm, Technical Talk: Lori Coulter, Founder, CEO, President, Summersalt
2:30-3:00pm, Technical Talk: Brandy Aven, Associate Professor, Tepper School of Business
3:00-3:30pm, Coffee Break
3:30-4:00pm, Technical Talk: Lindsay Page, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
4:00-4:30pm, Technical Talk: Elizabeth Wayne, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering
4:30-5:15pm, Keynote: Wendy M. Masiello, Ret Lt General, US Air Force
5:15-5:30pm, Closing Remarks

Panel Speakers

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


Sameena Shah Managing Director, AI Research,
JP Morgan

Jennika GoldHead of Fixed Income Data and Analytics,

Ren Zhang Chief Data Scientist,
BMO Financial

Bios to come!

Conference Speakers

Karyn SchoenbartCEO,
The NPD Group

Wendy M. Masiello Ret Lt General,
US Air Force

Lori Coulter Founder, CEO, and President,

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,

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


WiDS Technical Conference

  • Free for high school students (ID required)

  • $25 for undergraduate/graduate students (ID required)
    Some student scholarships available. Please fill out this form to apply.
  • $75 for non-students on or before March 7

  • $100 after March 7

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