NAS / CATS: Integrating Ethics and Privacy Concerns into Data Science Education

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 Meeting & Webcast on Data Science Education in the Workplace

“Integrating Ethics and Privacy Concerns into Data Science Education”

Roundtable Meeting and Webcast on December 8, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invite you to attend the fifth meeting and webcast of the Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education on December 8, 2017.  This meeting will focus on “Integrating Ethics and Privacy Concerns into Data Science Education” and will bring together experts from academia, industry, and government to discuss current practices and strategies to better integrate ethical and privacy concerns into data science courses.  Learn more about the roundtable and watch past meetings at nas.edu/dsert.

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About Math and Statistics at the National Academies

The Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics (BMSA) leads activities in the mathematical sciences at the National Academies in topic areas including from applied mathematics, scientific computing, and risk analysis.

The Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics (CATS) organizes studies and events focusing on the statistical sciences, big data and data science, statistical education, the use of statistics, and issues affecting the field. CATS occupies a pivotal position in the statistical community, providing expertise in methodology and policy formation.

Institute for the Humanities Lecture: Jay Clayton

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Jay Clayton, PhD

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English
Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy


“A Humanist in the World of Genomics:

Privacy, Big Data, and Science Policy”


Abstract: How can humanists successfully compete for NIH and NSF funding? What roles can the humanities play in the public sphere? How can we influence public policy around a host of issues ranging from genomics, neuroscience, and medicine to the environment, economic inequality, racial disparities, digital media, and big data? Drawing on his experience as a Co-PI and researcher on two collaborative NIH grants totaling more than $4-million, as director of a center focused on the role of the arts in shaping public policy, and as a participant in projects with the Institute of Medicine, Personal Genome Project, Broad Institute, and several Medical schools, Jay Clayton will outline answers that have worked at his institution and other universities.

Bio: Jay Clayton is author or editor of seven books and more than 35 articles and chapters, and he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and elsewhere. His published scholarship has ranged from Romantic poetry and the Victorian novel to contemporary American literature, film and digital media, science and literature, and medicine, health, and society. His book, Charles Dickens in Cyberspace: The Afterlife of the Nineteenth Century in Postmodern Culture, focused on the depiction of computers, information technology, and cyborgs from the Victorian era to the twenty-first century. This study won the Suzanne M. Glasscock Humanities Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship. His recent work has concentrated on the ethical, social, and cultural issues raised by genomics.