NextGen: Data Science Day

On October 27, 2018, NESS NextGen Committee hosted our inaugural Data Science Day (DSD) event at Yale University (https: //

The NextGen Committee seeks to support the next generation of statisticians and data scientists. The two DSD keynote speakers were Ms. Katherine Wallman, former Chief Statistician of the United States (1992–2017), and Dr. Xiao-Li Meng, Founding President of NESS and Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics at Harvard. There were over 200 registrants for the DSD! It featured a poster session and four panel sessions. The panel sessions covered topics on career development in statistics and data science, what data scientist do, recent development and future trends in machine/deep learning, and modern statistical development in big data.