AI for All

A week of events democratizing data science and technology at Berkeley and beyond

Throughout campus, initiatives are underway to bring a variety of experiences, perspectives, knowledge, and talent to data science, computer science, statistics, and related technical fields. At the second annual Data & Tech for All Week, from March 2-6 2020, we invite you to join us in celebrating this work across campus with a series of events. 

MONDAY, March 2 

Women in Data Science (WiDS) 2020 Berkeley(link is external) 

The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference(link is external) aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, of all genders, and support women in the field. Berkeley will stream the conference and hold related events(link is external) throughout the day.

Time: 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Sutardja Dai Hall

Sponsors: CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Berkeley Research, Teaching, and Learning; Berkeley School of Information


Berkeley Opening Remarks (8:45 AM – 9:00 AM)
Jenn Stringer, Deputy CIO & Assistant Vice Chancellor, UC Berkeley

Keynote Address from Stanford (9:15 AM – 10:00 AM)
Persis Drell, Provost, Stanford University

Machine Learning: A New Approach to Drug Discovery - Simulcast from Global WiDS 2020 @ Stanford University (10:00 AM - 10:15 AM)
Daphne Koller, CEO and Founder, insitro Simulcast from Global WiDS 2020 @ Stanford University

Tech Talks Showcasing Berkeley women in data science (10:15 AM - 11:45 AM)

Dani Ushizima, Staff Scientist, LBNL; Data Scientist, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)
Kjiersten Fagnan, Chief Informatics Officer, Joint Genome Institute
Jade Benjamin-Chung, Epidemiologist and Lecturer, UC Berkeley Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Deb Agarwal, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Berkeley Keynote (11:45 AM – 12:30 PM)
Dr. Jennifer Chayes, Associate Provost, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society; Dean, School of Information

Keynote Address from Stanford - Simulcast from Global WiDS 2020 @ Stanford University (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Tsu-Jae King Liu, Dean, UC Berkeley College of Engineering: Why a World with AI Needs More EQ

Berkeley Panel Discussion: Building Inclusive Data Communities (2:30 PM – 3:45 PM)

  • Prof. Cathryn Carson, Associate Dean for Strategy and Planning, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, UC Berkeley
  • Annette M. Greiner, Web Application Developer, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Prof. Niloufar Salehi, Assistant Professor, Berkeley School of Information
  • Dr. Claudia von Vacano, Executive Director, D-Lab and the Digital Humanities, UC Berkeley

Moderator: Camille Crittenden, Executive Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Reception and Networking
4:00–5:00 PM

Registration closed. 

TUESDAY, March 3 

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Art+Feminism teams up with Race+Justice! All day communal updating of Wikipedia entries. Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge. Let's change that. Bring your laptop!

Time: 11 AM - 5 PM

Location: Moffitt 405

Sponsors: UC Berkeley Library

THURSDAY,  March 5 

Using Digital Learning Platforms for Data Science Education for All

Part of a series of workshops exploring data science concepts, pedagogical methods, and technical tools, and how to integrate them into teaching in a range of disciplines, from American Cultures to Psychology to Rhetoric.

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

Sponsor: Data Science Education Program, Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

FRIDAY, March 6 

4th Annual Women in Tech Symposium: Reimagining Cybersecurity for All(link is external)

Data breaches, identity theft, ransomware, deep fakes, doxxing. As digital platforms and tools have become pervasive in our public, professional, and private lives, concern has intensified about the security of our information, institutions, and online identities. The need for innovation in cybersecurity strategies -- from the technical hardware, software and networks to training the needed workforce -- will drive significant investment and attention for the foreseeable future.

Cyber breaches are projected to cost the global economy $2.1 trillion by 2019, and jobs in information security are projected to grow 37% between 2012 and 2022, much faster than the average for all other occupations. Despite these opportunities, women are vastly underrepresented in the field, holding only 20% of cybersecurity positions. At the same time, women face unique risks and threats of bullying and harassment in the online ecosystem. How can we engage the most inclusive talent pool to tackle the growing challenges, confident that we are mitigating risk, encouraging safe practices, and developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals?

This public symposium will highlight the experiences and career paths of women in cybersecurity, including those working to advance secure systems within their organizations as well as improve the privacy and security of individual users of online platforms. The event will also feature the WITI@UC(link sends e-mail) Athena Awards recognizing those who have championed the advancement of women in technology.

Time: 8:30 AM - 6 PM

Location: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering. Registration required(link is external).

Sponsors: Presented as part of the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California (WITI@UC(link sends e-mail)), a program run by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. Co-sponsored by Microsoft, Lam Research, and the UC Berkeley School of Information.

Learn more about the inaugural Data & Tech for All Week here

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