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eUSR 2019 - Program

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (ET)
Virtual Video Presentation Session

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12:20 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Opening Remarks

By Kelly McConville, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Reed College


12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Plenary Talks by USPROC Award Winners

12:30 - 12:40 pm: Senay Gokcebel and Maya Gardner, Grinnell College

12:42 - 12:52 pm: Luke Benz, Yale University

12:54 - 1:04 pm: Lauren Acker, Natalie Cook, and Zack Jones, Grinnell College

1:06 - 1:16 pm: Simon Couch, Reed College

1:18 - 1:28 pm: Lucas Krishan and Ryan Hornby, Vassar College

1:30 - 1:40 pm: Katherine Arneson and Kasey Coutermash, St. Olaf College 

1:45 - 1:55 pm: Discussion of Undergraduate Research Opportunities

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Keynote Address
Finding Your Balance: Foundations vs Evolution in Data Science

Abstract: Some of us are attracted to shiny new things - new algorithms, new programming languages, new hypotheses, even new careers. Some of us tend to stick to the tried and true: foundational methods, training in fundamentals, the job where we know exactly where we fit in and how we can contribute. But of course we all need a bit of both, held in a healthy tension. From analytical decisions to career choices, we’ll talk about what shape that tension can take in a career in clinical research and healthcare data science.

Jennifer Thompson, Data Scientist, Devoted Health

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Student Moderators: Madelon Basil and Isaac Kleisle-Murphy, Swarthmore College

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

Jennifer Hoeting, Professor of Statistics, Colorado State University

Tess Hamzeh, Masters of Applied Statistics, Colorado State University

Clara Drew, PhD Student in Biostatistics, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Bryan Martin, PhD Student in Statistics, University of Washington

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Student Moderator: Marisa Flores, Montana State University

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

Peter Calhoun, BiostatisticianJaeb Center for Health Research

Gretchen Moisen, Research Scientist, Forest Inventory and Analysis Program

Andrew Thomas, Director of Data Science at SportsMEDIA Technology, formerly Lead Hockey Researcher with the Minnesota Wild

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Student Moderators: Lily Diao and Joyce Huang, Smith College

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