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


Announcing MIDAS 3.0 Strategic Focus

Keynote speakers:
Dr. Rebecca Fiebrink, Reader, Creative Computing Institute | University of the Arts London


“U-M Data Science Annual Symposium discusses data feminism, COVID-19” – The Michigan Daily

Keynote speakers:
• Catherine D’Ignazio, Assistant Professor of Urban Science & Planning, Director at the Data + Feminism Lab, Department of Urban Studies & Planning at MIT
• Lauren Klein, Associate Professor of English and Quantitative Theory and Methods at Emory University
• Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Chief Scientific Officer at Microsoft


Embracing the Challenge: Data Science for the Next Ten Years

Keynote speakers:
• Tanya Berger-Wolf, University of Illinois at Chicago
• Tina Eliassi-Rad, Northeastern University
• Rayid Ghani, Carnegie Mellon University


Serving Society through Data Science

Keynote speakers:
• Dawn Tilbury, University of Michigan
• Patrick Wolfe, Purdue University
• Katherine Ensor, Rice University
• Raghu Machiraju, Ohio State University


A Data-Driven World: Potentials and Pitfalls

Keynote speaker:
Cathy O’Neil, Author of “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy”


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, Alfred 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