Fall Symposium

Becoming a force for good in the world

Wed Oct 27th, 2021

12-6 McKenna Hall
Reception to Follow (Foley's in O'Neill Hall)

Student Poster Competition (Entry Abstracts are posted)

Live Voting Noon-3 PM opens Oct 27.

Awards for the top three posters will be announced at the evening reception (6-8 pm) at Foley's in O'Neill Hall

Share input on research topics for the Symposium's breakout sessions.

Agenda

12PM Meet & Greet Poster Session (McKenna Hall 2nd Floor)

  • Light Lunch (McKenna 206/07)
  • Student poster competition with live voting (pre-function area)

1PM Lucy Family Institute Introduction (215/16)

Welcome Natalie Meyers, Associate Director Operations, Professor of the Practice, Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society

Benediction Rev. James Bracke, C.S.C.

Getting to know Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society and Agenda for the Day

Nitesh Chawla, Founding Director Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society, Frank M Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Opening Remarks 

Marie Lynn Miranda, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Founding Director of Children’s Environmental Health Initiative

1:45-2:25  Panel of the Deans

  • Moderator: Rev. Robert A. Dowd, C.S.C., Vice President and Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives,  Associate Professor of Political Science
  • R. Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs, Professor of History
  • Patricia Culligan, Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering, Professor of  Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
  • Ken Kelley, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Mendoza College of Business, Edward F. Sorin Society Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations
  • Sarah Mustillo, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, Professor of Sociology
  • Santiago Schnell, William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, Professor of Biological Sciences

2:25-2:40 Break 

2:40-3:20  Perspectives on Data & Society

  • Moderator: Nitesh Chawla
  • Abby Córdova, Associate Professor of Global Affairs
  • Marya Lieberman, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Fang Liu, Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
  • Walter Scheirer, Dennis O. Doughty Collegiate Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Meghan Sullivan, Wilsey Family College Professor of Philosophy, Director Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

3:20-4:00 Amplifying Research

Introduction 

Nitesh Chawla

Remarks

Robert J. Bernhard, Vice President for Research, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Breakout Research Session Champion Pitches

  • Moderator: Katie Liu, Research Program Manager, Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society
  • Data Science for Tackling Health Inequities & Disparities - Championed by Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, Director, Master of Science in Global Health Program; Associate Professor of the Practice in Biological Sciences 
  • Innovating AI & the Future of Work - Championed by Robert Landers, Advanced Manufacturing Collegiate Professor 
  • Misinformation & the Digital Divide - Championed by Tim Weninger, Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Human-Centered Data Science - Championed by Ronald Metoyer, Associate Dean of Diversity and Special Initiatives in the College of Engineering, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Convergence of Data Science Methods & Society - Championed by Thomas Mustillo, Associate Professor of Global Affairs and concurrent Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Undergraduate Minor in Data Science
  • Imagining AI for Multi-Modal & Multi-Scale Applications in the Sciences - Co-Championed by Xiangliang Zhang, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering & Michael Ferdig, Professor of Biological Sciences

4:10-4:40 Amplifying Research Breakouts

  • Data Science for Tackling Health Inequities & Disparities B01
  • Innovating AI & the Future of Work 202
  • Fighting Misinformation & the Digital Divide 204
  • Imagining AI for Multi-Modal & Multi-Scale Applications in the Sciences 205
  • Convergence of Data Science Methods & Society 206-207
  • Human-Centered Data Science 215-216

4:45-5:45  Amplifying Education

Introduction 

Alison Cheng, Professor of Psychology, Associate Director of Education Initiatives Lucy Family Institute 

Remarks

Elliott Visconsi, Associate Provost, Chief Academic Digital Officer, Associate Professor of English

Panel on Data Analytics Educational Opportunities 

  • Moderator: Alison Cheng
  • Corey Angst, Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations (on the Analytics PhD program)
  • Chloe Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Economics, Director of the Program for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (PIER)
  • Ron Metoyer, Associate Dean of Diversity and Special Initiatives in the College of Engineering, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (on iTREDS)
  • Tom Mustillo, Associate Professor of Global Affairs and concurrent Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Undergraduate Minor in Data Science
  • Roger Woodard, Teaching Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Director of the Master’s in Data Science
  • Guangjian Zhang, Associate Professor of Psychology (on the Advanced Quantitative Social Science Minor)

5:45 Concluding Remarks

Nitesh Chawla

6-8  Reception, Report Outs & Poster Awards (Foley’s, O'Neill Hall) 


Accommodations

We want the event to be engaging for all. Members of the Notre Dame community are encouraged to mask when not presenting, eating, or drinking and masking is required for all visitors from outside the Notre Dame campus community. We’ve anticipated certain accommodations to enable participation (diet, allergy, interpreter, lactation room) but know special circumstances may arise. Please contact the Lucy Family Institute to ensure your needs are prepared for the day of the event or anytime during the event:  Phone 574-631-7095 lucyinstitute@nd.edu