Fall Symposium

Becoming a force for good in the world

Wed Oct 27th, 2021

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

Registration   ND Student Registration/Poster Entry

Student Poster Competition (Please Enter by Oct 20)

We welcome posters that feature project concepts, new or continuing research that advances data innovations to transform society and individual lives.

Undergraduate and Graduate students in all disciplines are encouraged to participate.

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


12PM Meet & Greet Poster Session 

  • Light Lunch 
  • Student poster competition with live voting 

1PM Welcome, Lucy Family Institute Introduction, Provost's Keynote

  • Land Acknowledgement & Welcome
  • Benediction 

Getting to know Lucy Family Institute and Agenda for the Day

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

Opening Keynote 

  • 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 & Environmental Engineering & 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


2:40-3:20  What does it mean? Data & Society

  • Moderator: Nitesh Chawla
  • Abby Córdova, Associate Professor of Global Affairs
  • Marya Lieberman, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Fang Liu, Professor of Applied Computational Math & Stats
  • Walter Scheirer, Dennis O. Doughty 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

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

Breakout Research Session Pitches

4:10-4:40 Amplifying Research Breakouts

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
    • Ahmed Abbasi, Joe and Jane Giovanini Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations; Co-Director of the Human-centered Analytics Lab, Director of the Analytics PhD program  
    • Chloe Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Economics, Director of the Program for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (PIER)
    • Guangjian Zhang, Associate Professor of Psychology (on the Advanced Quantitative Social Science Minor)
    • Ron Metoyer, Associate Dean of Diversity and Special Initiatives in the college of 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, Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Director of the Master’s in Data Science

5:45 Concluding Remarks

6-8  Reception, Report Outs & Poster Awards (Foley’s) 


We want the event to be engaging for all. We’ve anticipated certain accommodations to enable participation (diet, allergy, interpreter, lactation room) but know special circumstances may arise. Please contact Lucy 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