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Join us for two panels from the UChicago Rising Stars in Data Science workshop focused on advice and tips for how to navigate an academic career in data science. Attendance will be remote via Zoom. These events are open exclusively to current UChicago PhD students and postdocs.

Faculty 101 – How to Make the Most of Your First Year

Hear from faculty members about how to make the most of your first year as part of a faculty. The panel will discuss and explore topics such as how to start your own research lab, how to identify and work with collaborators, how to balance/manage time commitments, how to pursue funding opportunities, and how to mentor and work with students.


  • Raul Castro Fernandez (Assistant Professor, Computer Science)
  • Marshini Chetty (Assistant Professor, Computer Science)
  • Ravi Chugh (Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science)
  • Samantha Riesenfeld (Assistant Professor, Molecular Engineering and of Genetic Medicine) – moderator

The Rising Stars in Data Science workshop at the University of Chicago focuses on celebrating and fast tracking the careers of exceptional data scientists at a critical inflection point in their career: the transition to postdoctoral scholar, research scientist, industry research position, or tenure track position. The Autumn 2021 workshop will showcase the exciting, innovative data science initiatives at UChicago as well as the research work of exceptional PhD students and postdocs from over 15 institutions nationwide and globally.


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