eUSR 2020 - 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 Mine Dogucu, Assistant Professor of Teaching, University of California Irvine


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

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Keynote Address
Data Science as a Team Sport

Abstract: Data Science careers are in high demand, with many job opportunities and attractive salaries. As a relatively new career, it is ambiguously defined, and the job description of a data scientist can vary greatly from company to company. For those reasons, Data Science has attracted both new grads and career changers from all sorts of different fields. For Statisticians, Data Science is an exciting opportunity to apply your hard-earned skills to a variety of interesting and challenging problems. Having a solid Statistics background will give you a head start in that direction. However, Data Science is much more than pure Statistics knowledge. Being able to recognize and take advantage of a team with a diverse set of experiences will provide you with a unique opportunity to grow individually while benefiting your entire team. In this talk, I will walk you through my career journey, the different roles a Data Scientist can take, useful skills for a successful career and lessons learned.

Gabriela de Quieroz (Senior Engineering & Data Science Manager, IBM)

Student Moderators: Declay Cassidy and Emily Potts, Vassar College

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

Olivia Bernstein (Ph.D. Candidate, University of California Irvine)

Kelsey Grinde (Assistant Professor, Macalester College)

Letisha Smith (Data Scientist, Teachers Pay Teachers)

Student Moderators: Ethan Ashby and Amber Lee, Pomona College

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

Jennifer Halbleib (Data Scientist, MassMutual)

Catherine Jiang (Data Scientist, DoorDash)

Jenny Thompson, (Methodology Director, US Census)

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