2021 Data Science Research Bazaar


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February 3: Introduction & Lightning Talks (1:00-3:30 p.m. CST)

Introduction – 1:00-1:45 p.m. CST

Welcome to the Research Bazaar, Michael Ferris and Dorothea Salo

Lightning Talks – 2:00-3:30 p.m. CST

The Voice and Swallow Outcomes Database as a Resource for SLP and ENT Research, Rachel Godbout
Tropical Stethoscope, Yuren Sun
Using Web Analytics to Make Policies and Programs that Improve Equity and Make Health More Accessible for Underrepresented Communities, Molly Wirz
Spreading Like Wildfire, Rohit Menon
Protect Your Research Data with an Electronic Lab Notebook, Tobin Magle
Detecting Inequity in the Analysis of Psychological Data, Kenneth Nieser

Exploring the Scholarly Article Graph: Using the Web of Science Raw Data Extract, Steve Meyer
Big Data Ecology: Birds as Sentinels of Climate Change, Benjamin Zuckerberg
Data Visualization and Information Design for Communicating USGS Science, Colleen Nell

Lightning Talk Discussion Break

Knowledge-Guided Deep Learning for Improving Environmental Predictions, Samantha Oliver
PAGER-CoV: A Comprehensive Collection of Pathways, Annotated Gene-Lists and Gene Signatures for Coronavirus Disease Studies, Clark Xu
Tracking Human Mobility and Close Contact Patterns Using Mobile Phone Data During COVID-19 Pandemic, Song Gao
Using Sentiment Analysis to Evaluate Student Wellness, James Sesil
Seed to Kitchen/SeedLinked: Harnessing Citizen Science to Improve Regional Seed and Variety Choices, Julie Dawson and Nico Enjalbert
Building a Profile of Basic Needs in Dane County Through 211, Carole Trone
Survey of the Health of Wisconsin: a Health and COVID-19 Data Resource, Jacquie Cronin
Poverty and the Wisconsin Administrative Data Core, Iain McConnell
Research Computing Beyond the Desktop: The Center for High Throughput Computing, Lauren Michael

Lightning Talk Discussion Break

February 3: Poster Session & Art Exhibit (4:00-6:00 p.m. CST)

Posters — 4:00-6:00 p.m. CST

Opportunity Calculator: Empowering Employee Advancement, Carole Trone
Using Qualtrics to Gather Audio Responses, Erwin Lares
Analyzing Interdisciplinary Collaboration with Bibliometric Data, Priya Kalra
Asking the Most Informative Questions, Scott Sievert
Optimizing Machine Learning Models for Clinical Application, Collin Engstrom
State-specific Projection of COVID-19 Infection in the United States and Evaluation of Three Major Control Measures, Shi Chen
Increasing the Accessibility of Computational Research with a Data Science Platform as a Service, Tobin Magle
The Intersection of Mental Health and COVID-19: How Exposure, Testing, Behaviors, and Perceptions Influence Mental Health Outcomes, Jacquie Cronin
Deep Convolutional Encoder-Decoder Networks for Permeability Heterogeneity Characterization in Heterogeneous Media, Zitong Huang
Long-Term Wearable Sensor Suite for Real-World Biochemical Tracking in Prosthetics, Yiseng Wang
Research Computing Beyond the Desktop: The Center for High Throughput Computing, Lauren Michael
UW-Madison Research Data Services (RDS): Open Data Practices for the Social Good, Heather Shimon
An uBuntu Approach to Artificial Intelligence in Africa, Sheriff Issaka
Using Human-Centered Mobility to Investigate Local Economic Recovery, Scott Blender

Art – 4:00-6:00 p.m. CST

STREAM, Ellen Bechtel
“The Builders” and “Within Each Cell a Symphony”, Cid Freitag
“Black Inequalities in Health Care”, Kaylene Yong

February 4: Wellness Session & Career Panel (1:00-3:15 p.m. CST)

Wellness and Meditation – 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST

Flourishing in the Digital Age, Shilagh Mirgain – 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST

Career Panel – 2:15-3:15 p.m. CST

This panel will feature data scientists from different aspects of industry and academia who will speak about their experiences in data science, how they see the field developing, and what early career data scientists should know as they enter it. Panelists TBA.

February 10: Data Science for Racial Equity (1:00-4:45 p.m. CST)

Interactive Discussions – 1:00-2:30 p.m. CST

Ruha Benjamin’s The New Jim Code: A Book Discussion on Race and Technology, Trisha Adamus
Stereotype Threat: How it Impacts the Data Science Community and How We Can Help, Casey Schacher
Tech for Racial and Social Justice, Stacy Hobson

Workshops – 2:45-4:45 p.m. CST

Julia for Data Science, Claudia Solis-Lemus
Scaling Up Empirical Research to Bigger Data with Python, Anton Babkin
Communication Skills for Data Science Professionals, Christina Koch

February 17: Data Science for Health and the Environment (1:00-4:00 p.m. CST)

Interactive Discussion – 1:00-2:30 p.m. CST

The Importance of Student Leadership in Public Health Crises, Scott Blender, Paul Pak, Carole Trone, Lucas Chu, Yogya Kalra

Workshops – 2:45-4:45 p.m. CST

Machine Learning for Health Care and Medical Data, Ryan Kather
Visualizing Mapping Models, Kris Sankaran

February 24: Data Science for Cities (1:00-4:00 p.m. CST)

Interactive Discussion – 1:00-2:30 p.m. CST

Madison’s Data Portal in the Classroom, Tyler Caraza-Harter

Workshops – 2:45-4:45 p.m.

Predicting COVID infection rates in municipalities, using R or Python, John Caskey
Using a Cloud-Based Data Science Platform for Your Research, Tobin Magle

February 25: Closing Session Panel (1:00-2:15 p.m. CST)

To close out this year’s Data Science Research Bazaar, we will have a panel discussion around putting our data science ideas into action within our communities and applying them to our research. Confirmed panelists are Alnissa Allgood, Sheriff Issaka, and Dr. Corey Jackson. The panel will be moderated by Steve Wangen.


Registration is free, and you can register here.

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Code of Conduct

The Data Science Research Bazaar is a learning environment that welcomes everyone: it’s a diverse community from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. To ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and enriching experience, please bring a spirit of respect and friendly inquiry to all of your interactions at the Research Bazaar.

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Be respectful. Participants come from a huge range of backgrounds and experience levels. Everyone should feel comfortable to ask for the help they need to understand the discussion. Listen and support others to learn. Remember that everyone here has their own field of expertise.

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