Every year, MIDAS brings preeminent data scientists to Ann Arbor for our annual symposium.

The 2017 symposium, featuring a keynote address by Cathy O’Neil, mathematician and New York Times bestselling author of “Weapons of Math Destruction; How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” is scheduled for October 11.


Big Data: Advancing Science, Changing the World

Keynote speakers:
• Robert Groves, Georgetown University
• Sudip Bhattarcharjee, U.S. Census Bureau


Crowd in lecture hall

The Future of Data Science: A Convergence of Academia, Industry and Government

Keynote speaker:
Daniel Goroff, Afred P. Sloan Foundation


Joint Symposium with Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE)

Speakers included:
• Usama Fayyad, Barklays Bank
• Michael Mahoney, ICSI and UC Berkeley
• Thomas Hacker, Purdue University
• Jaime Teevan, Microsoft Research
• Sandra Cannon, Data Management Expert