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Join us Monday, September 19th for an informational session on the 2022 Rising Stars in Data Science workshop, a University of Chicago program 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 workshop will showcase the exciting, innovative data science initiatives at UChicago and provide PhD students and postdocs the opportunity to plug into these networks, platforms, and opportunities. The workshop also aims to increase representation and diversity in data science by providing a platform and a supportive mentoring network to navigate academic careers in data science. Women and underrepresented minorities in computing are especially encouraged to apply.

The two-day research workshop will feature career and research panels, networking and mentoring opportunities, and research talks from the Rising Stars (View the 2021 agenda). Participants will gain insights from faculty panels on career development questions such as: how to start your academic career in data science; how to strategically sustain your career through research collaborations, publications, and skill development; and how to form meaningful interdisciplinary collaborations in data science with industry and government partners. Participants will also hear inspiring keynote talks from established, cutting-edge leaders in data science.

At the info session, we will preview and discuss details of the workshop. This event will take place via Zoom, please register to attend or receive the recording.

For questions, contact Jess Sweeney.


David Uminsky

Executive Director, Data Science Institute; Senior Research Associate, Department of Computer Science

Jess Sweeney

Director of Research Programs and Strategy, Data Science Institute

Jeffrey Negrea

Currently: Postdoctoral Scholar, Data Science Institute; Upcoming: Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo and Faculty Affiliate, Vector Institute; Previously: PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

Katie Rosengarten

Program Manager, Data Science Institute

Amanda Kube

Preceptor, Data Science Institute


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