Data Driven Science for All

Hridesh Rajan
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
1213 Hoover
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This discussion will begin with a gentle introduction to computing, and what it is all about. We will then introduce the audience to terminologies such as data science and data-driven sciences as a collaboration between computer scientists, statisticians, and domain experts. Last but not least, we will discuss challenges that exist today in data-driven sciences that prevent broader participation and are thus creating a new digital divide in the society.


Dr. Hridesh Rajan is a Professor of Computer Science at Iowa State University, where he has been since August 2005. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 2005 under supervision of Kevin Sullivan. He received his undergraduate degree from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University(IT-BHU) in 2000. Before his graduate studies at UVA, he worked for Lucent Technologies, India (Bell Labs, India) as a Member of Technical Staff. Professor Rajan's research interests include: big data, programming language design and implementation, and software engineering. Professor Rajan is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2009,  LAS Award for Early Achievement in Research in 2010, a Big-12 Fellowship in 2012. Prof. Rajan is a senior member of the ACM.

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