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Project Title: Envisioning the Data Science Discipline: The Undergraduate Perspective

PIN: DEPS-CSTB-16-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
DEPS Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics
Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board DEPS

Eisenberg, Jon

Subject/Focus Area:
Computers and Information Technology; Education; Industry and Labor; Math, Chemistry, and Physics; Surveys and Statistics

Envisioning the Data Science Discipline: The Undergraduate Perspective
December 12, 2016 - December 13, 2016
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Janel Dear
Phone: 202-334-2639


December 12, 2016

8:30am Opening Comments
- Study Co-Chairs: Laura Haas, IBM and Alfred Hero, III, University of Michigan
- Sponsor: NSF speaker(s) TBD

9:30am Lessons from current data science program and future directions
- Rebecca Nugent, Carnegie Mellon University (10 minutes)
- Rob Rutenbar, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (10 minutes)
- David Culler, University of California, Berkeley (10 minutes)
- William Yslas Velez, University of Arizona (10 minutes)
- Duncan Temple Lang, University of California, Davis (10 minutes)
Open discussion (70 minutes)

11:30am Breakout Session #1: Envisioning the field of data science and future directions and implications to society. How should data science evolve? Break the full group into 2 concurrent breakouts.
- Kristin Tolle, Microsoft (10 minutes)
- Brenda Dietrich, IBM (10 minutes)
- David Donoho, Stanford University (10 minutes)
- Speaker TBD (10 minutes)

12:10pm Working Lunch

1:00pm Breakout Session 1A and 1B
Discussion Sessions (90 minutes)
Reporting Back (20 minutes)

2:50pm Break

3:10pm Breakout Session #2: Expanding diversity in data science—among student population; and in topic areas embraced by data science.
- Bhramar Mukherjee, University of Michigan (10 minutes)
- Rayid Ghani, University of Chicago (10 minutes)
- Deb Agarwal, Lawrence Berkeley Lab (10 minutes)
- Speaker TBD (10 minutes)

3:50pm Breakout Session 2A and 2B
Open discussion (80 minutes)

5:10pm Adjourn meeting; Reception

December 13, 2016

8:30am Welcome back
Study Co-Chairs: Laura Haas, IBM and Alfred Hero, III, University of Michigan

8:40am Report back from Breakout Session #2.

9:10am Breakout Session #3: What are the questions that should be asked to envision the future of data science for undergraduates
Perspectives 3A:
- Tom Ewing, Virginia Tech (10 minutes)
- Lou Gross, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (10 minutes)
- Chris Mentzel, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (10 minutes)
Perspectives 3B:
- Patrick Perry, New York University (10 minutes)
- Talithia Williams, Harvey Mudd College (10 minutes)
- John Abowd, U.S. Census Bureau (10 minutes)
Breakout Sessions (90 minutes)
Reporting Back (30 minutes)

11:40am Group discussion: Plans and considerations for 2017 workshops

12:30pm Concluding remarks
Study Co-Chairs: Laura Haas, IBM and Alfred Hero, III, University of Michigan

12:45pm Adjourn open session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Laura Haas
Alfred Hero
David Culler
Louis Gross
Nicholas Horton
Andrew McCallum
Richard McCullough
Rebecca Nugent
Rob Rutenbar
Andrew Zieffler

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Scope of the study, balance and composition discussion, plans for future workshops

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: January 19, 2017