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Data Science Coast to Coast Presents: Talitha Washington
October 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Full Professor of Mathematics at Clark Atlanta University and Director of the Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative
‘Why We Can’t Wait’: Using Social Justice to Transform Data Science
Located in the “Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement”, the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Data Science Initiative has a keen focus to advance social justice through data science. The AUC is a consortium of four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Atlanta, Georgia: Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Morehouse School of Medicine. The inaugural director of the AUC Data Science Initiative, Dr. Talitha Washington, hopes to move data science towards ethics and fairness for Black America because “whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
The DS C2C seminar series, hosted jointly by six academic data science institutes, provides a unique opportunity to foster a broad-reaching data science community.
This fall, the series features important figures in data science, who will provide insight on the transformative use of data science in traditional research disciplines, future breakthroughs in data science research, data science entrepreneurship, and advocacy and national policies for a data-enabled and just society.
Speakers throughout the winter and spring will include faculty members and postdoctoral fellows at the six universities whose research spans the theory and methodology of data science, and their application in arts and humanities, engineering, biomedical, natural, physical and social sciences.