eUSR - 2023 Program


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Virtual Video Presentation Session

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12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. (ET)

Opening Remarks

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


12:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Plenary Talks by USPROC Award Winners


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Keynote Address

How to be the best statistician or data scientist: It’s not what you think

Presented by: Robert L. Santos, Director, U.S. Census Bureau

The world of statistics – including data science – is rapidly evolving.  New technologies that enable methods and novel approaches have rapidly emerged in the new millennium.   As aspiring statisticians and data scientists, students recognize the importance of learning mathematics and theory associated with these careers, as well as the applications of statistical analysis and data analytics.  That seems necessary… but is it sufficient? For this talk I will explain why becoming the best statistician and/or data scientist involves much more than technical training. Using stories from throughout my 40+ year career, I will illustrate the secret ingredients that are needed to bolster your career and how to access them. To give you a clue, it’s all about a journey of discovery, one that is more personal than you might think!

Student Moderators: TBD


3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (ET)

Graduate School Information Session

Joyee Ghosh, Associate Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Iowa 

Jaylen Lee, Principal Statistician, University of California, Irvine

Shiyu Shu, PhD student in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, The George Washington University

Jessica George, Department of Biostatistics, University of Southern California

Student Moderators: TBD


3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)

Panel Discussion About Career

Maria Terres, Senior Staff Data Scientist, Waymo LLC

Aaron Williams, Senior Data Scientist, Urban Institute

Rolando Rodriguez, Supervisory Mathematical Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau

Izabella Rivera, Business Analyst, New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation

Student Moderators: TBD


4:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. (ET)

Closing Remarks