Events

Past Event

Professor Jeannette Wing: Data Science, The Next Big Thing

November 11, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

Every field has data. 

We use data to discover new knowledge, to interpret the world, to make decisions, and even to predict the future. The recent convergence of big data, cloud computing, and novel machine learning algorithms and statistical methods is causing an explosive interest in data science and its applicability to all fields. This convergence has already enabled the automation of some tasks that better human performance. The novel capabilities we derive from data science will drive our cars, treat disease, and keep us safe. At the same time, such capabilities risk leading to biased, inappropriate, or unintended action. The design of data science solutions requires both excellence in the fundamentals of the field and expertise to develop applications which meet human challenges without creating even greater risk. 

On November 11, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites Professor Jeannette Wing, Columbia University Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science, to give a public lecture, titled "Data Science: The Next Big Thing".

 

Speaker

Jeannette M. Wing

Professor Wing joined Columbia University in 2017 as the Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science. Formerly, a corporate vice president with Microsoft Research, where she oversaw a global network of research labs; the head of the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon; and the assistant director for computer and information science and engineering at the National Science Foundation, Wing is an acknowledged leader in computer science.

 

Agenda

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration 
3:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Opening by Columbia Global Centers | Beijing
3:05 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Jeannette Wing 
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Q&A

 

Special Notice
  • The event will be conducted in English.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. Please present your QR code at the entrance. 

  • The registration will start 30 minutes before the program. Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of registration period.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

  • If you have any questions, please leave us a message below or email beijing.cgc@columbia.edu.