Data Intersections Symposium, Friday 3/2/2018

Data Intersections 2018 poster


The Digital Humanities and Data Journalism Symposium has been reborn as the “Data Intersections: Dialogues About Data Science, Statistics, Data Journalism,and the Digital Humanities” Conference. A one-day free conference featuring speakers from the fields of data science, statistics, data journalism, and the digital humanities, it will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 (8:30 AM-5:00 PM) at the Newman Alumni Center.

Registration is now closed, but if you hoped to attend, please just show up!

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Newman Alumni Center (free parking)  Directions + Map  |  6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146



8:00 AM | Registration Opens

8:30-9:00 AM | Welcome Remarks

Steve Duenes, speaker, University of Miami Center for Computational Science, Data Intersections Symposium 2018

9:00-9:45 AM | Steve Duenes

Steve is the Associate Managing Editor at The New York Times, focusing on visualization and multimedia. He manages their award-winning graphics department of about 35 journalists who report, design, and develop the interactive maps, data visualizations, and motion graphics for The Times’s digital platforms. The graphics department is responsible for visual coverage ranging from breaking news stories to long-term multimedia projects.  @Duenes

Athina Hadjixenofontos, speaker at Data Intersections Conference at University of Miami

9:45-10:30 AM | Athina Hadjixenofontos

Athina  joined CCS in 2016. As the Center’s Director of Engagement, she leads a number of programs that aim to support the development of computational skills and adoption of computational mindsets in various populations. She’s particularly excited by the science part of data science, as it relates to assumptions, bias and their relationship with strong study design. She holds a PhD in computational genetics from the University of Miami John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.  @hadjixenofontos

Heather Froelich, speaker at Data Intersections Conference at University of Miami

10:30-11:15 AM | Heather Froehlich

Heather is the Digital Scholarship Fellow in Text Analysis and an Assistant Librarian at Penn State. She was awarded her PhD and MRes from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK), where she studied representations of social identity in Shakespeare and other Early Modern London plays; before that, she studied English and Linguistics at the University of New Hampshire. She was previously involved with the Mellon-Funded Visualizing English Print 1470-1800 project between Strathclyde, UW-Madison and the Folger Shakespeare Library.  @heatherfro

11:15-11:30 AM | Coffee Break

Mahsa Mirzargar, speaker at Data Intersections Conference at University of Miami

11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Mahsa Mirzargar

Mahsa Mirzargar, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Computer Science department at the University of Miami. Her area of research encompasses a combination of elements from data science, statistical analysis, and scientific visualization. The overarching goal of her research is to make the best use of advances in these scientific disciplines to design novel and comprehensive data analysis paradigms.  View her Website

12:15-1:30 PM | LUNCH Break (on your own)

Shazna Nessa, speaker at Data Intersections Conference at University of Miami

1:30-2:15 PM | Shazna Nessa

Shazna joined The Wall Street Journal in March 2017 as Deputy Managing Editor, Global Head of Visuals. She leads the organization’s strategy for visual journalism with oversight of the graphics, photography, design, and news developer teams. Prior to that, Shazna was director of journalism at the Knight Foundation and has held senior positions at the Associated Press and Condé Nast. Shazna was born and raised in London, and graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris with a Bachelor of Arts in French and English. She was a 2008 Sulzberger fellow and a 2014 John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford.    @shazna

Thomas Padilla, speaker at Data Intersections Conference at University of Miami

2:15-3:00 PM | Thomas Padilla

Thomas is Visiting Digital Research Services Librarian at UNLV. He publishes, presents, and teaches widely on Humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy. He is Principal Investigator of the Institute-of-Museum-and-Library-Services-supported Always Already Computational: Collections as Data. He previously held Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, and Digital Preservation positions at Michigan State, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and the Library of Congress@thomasgpadilla

3:00-3:30 PM | Coffee Break

3:30-5:00 PM | Discussion with Speakers/Closing Remarks

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