eUSR - 2022 Program

Friday, November 4th, 2022

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Virtual Video Presentation Session

Presenters will be standing by from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (ET) to answer your questions. If you would like to post a comment, simply log in with one of the social media services listed or post as a guest by signing up with Disqus (first name and e-mail required).

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12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (ET)
Opening Remarks

By Jingchen (Monika) Hu, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Vassar College

12:40 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. (ET)
Plenary Talks by USPROC Award Winners

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Keynote Address

Title: Asking good questions: A key to success in statistics and data science

Presented by: Susan Paddock, Chief Statistician and Executive Vice President, NORC.

Our career success and personal fulfillment as statisticians and data scientists rely on our ability to ask good questions of ourselves and of others, and to engage with others who ask us good questions. However, as demonstrated by the existence of entire scientific disciplines devoted to asking good questions, it is not necessarily easy to do so. I will touch upon three domains encountered by statisticians and data scientists for which asking good questions can reveal important insights: navigating our career development, evaluating and improving data quality, and leading our collaborators and teams to success.

Student Moderators:  TBA

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (ET)
Graduate School Information Session

Surya Tokdar, Professor of Statistical Science, Duke University
Becky Tang, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Middlebury College
Anna Neufeld, PhD candidate in Statistics, University of Washington
Elliot Pickens, Pre-doc Researcher, Microsoft Research

Student Moderators: TBA

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)
Panel Discussion About Careers

Susan Wang, Senior Data Scientist, Google (Youtube)
Walker Harrison, Analyst, Quantitative Analysis at New York Yankees
Clayton Knappenberger, Data Scientist, U.S. Census Bureau
Sarah Boese, Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Student Moderators:  TBA

4:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. (ET)
Closing Remarks