* Megan Squire: Professor of Computering Sciences, Elon University
Data Science Education at the Undergraduate Level
* Schaun Wheeler, Senior Data Scientist, Valassis Digital,
Design intuition, ethnography, and data science - Data science's future as a profession faces two major challenges: on the one hand, the technical portions of the day-to-day work are being increasingly automated, while on the other hand, increasingly frequent stories of algorithmic bias make people reticent to trust decision automation. In the interest of future-proofing the profession of data science, this talk will address the need for increased attention to a critical non-technical skill: design. Incorporating lessons from anthropological research methods, and referencing recent professional work on shape validation and geolocation precision calibration, the presentation will make a case for a greater focus on design skills and the need for a question-generating toolset.
* You: Lightning Talks Schedule:
• 6:00 - 6:15: Mingle and Food
• 6:15 - 7:45: Presentations
• 8:30 Buy Your Own Social at TBD Misc:
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