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May 2020

Careers in Data Science Virtual Summer Series

May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

View Recording The Michigan Institute for Data Science announces a summer virtual series on Careers in Data Science.  Each month, we'll be speaking with professionals from various fields in industry as…

Friday Night AI: “AI & COVID19”

May 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Zoom,


June 2020

MIDAS COVID-19 Special Seminar Series: Using Data for Good in the Age of COVID-19 – Holly Hartman & Jack Griffin

June 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Holly Hartman* & Jack Griffin** *PHD Candidate, Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan **Founder/CEO of FoodFinder, University of Michigan Alum (2019) Using Data for Good in the Age…

September 2020

Beth Plale – MIDAS Reproducibility Day Keynote Speaker

September 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: MI United States

Join us to celebrate the exemplary work of U-M researchers and hear presentations by the winning teams of the MIDAS Reproducibility Challenge Join via Zoom   A significant challenge in…

Cameras in the Classroom: Facial Recognition Technology in Schools

September 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Cameras in the Classroom: Facial Recognition Technology in Schools Facial recognition (FR) technology was long considered science fiction, but it is now part of everyday life for people…

October 2020

Data Science/Computational Social Science Seminar: Brooke Foucault Welles (Co-sponsored by MIDAS and the School of Information)

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brooke Foucault Welles Associate Professor, Communication Studies and Network Science, Northeastern University #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice View Full Event on UMSI site Join via Zoom Abstract: The…

Data Science Coast to Coast Presents: Talitha Washington

October 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Talitha Washington Full Professor of Mathematics at ​Clark Atlanta University and Director of the Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative Join via Zoom ‘Why We Can’t Wait’: Using Social Justice…

November 2020

Data Science Coast to Coast Presents: Alex Szalay

November 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Alex Szalay Professor, Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science, The Johns Hopkins University View Recording From Sky Surveys to Cancer: Spatial Data Everywhere The talk describes a 25 year…

February 2021

Racial Justice in the Age of Data and AI – a Community Forum

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This community forum is a follow-up event of Timnit Gebru's recent seminar, "Computer vision: who is helped and who is harmed?" (watch video). The record-breaking attendance of the seminar and…

March 2021

Women+ Data Science: Journey Lecture Series

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In an effort to showcase underrepresented groups in data science, the Student Leadership Board is hosting Women + Data Science Journey Lectures between March and April this semester. Our second…