WiDS Ames

Date: March 25, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Location: Zoom https://iastate.zoom.us/j/98392622471?pwd=dnNNZzlVRTE0OFFJbkdZdDNJc1lJUT09

WiDS Ames is an independent event that is organized by Iowa State University WiDS Ambassadors as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference organized by Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. All genders are invited to attend all WiDS Worldwide conference events.

About WiDS Global

This event is supported in part by the Department of Computer Science, the HDR:TRIPODS D4 (Dependable Data Driven Discovery) Institute and CSAFE: Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence

ISU WiDS Ambassadors: Zahra Khoshmanesh, Saba Moeinizade, Faezeh Akhavizadegan, Aishwarya Sarkar, Javad Ansarifar, Sina Moharramzadeh


Start Time Event Speaker Title of Presentation
2:00-2:10 Opening    
2:10-2:40 Keynote Speaker Professor Alicia Carriquiry (Distinguished Professor and President's Chair in Statistics at Iowa State and Director of CSAFE) Machine Learning in the Evaluation of Forensic Evidence
2:40-3:00 Speaker from Academia Professor Guiping Hu (Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University, Co-founder LookAhead Breeding LLC) Data Science in Agriculture
3:00-3:10 Break    
3:10-3:30 Speaker from Academia Professor Carolyn J. Lawrence-Dill (Professor of Agronomy and Genetics, Development, & Cell Biology at Iowa State University) Describing Traits Using Natural Language: Teaching Computers to Think like People
3:30-3:50 Speaker from Academia Professor Azadeh Sheidaei (Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University) Accelerating Material Discovery with Machine Learning
3:50-4:00 Break    
4:00-4:20 Speaker from Industry Dr. Feifei Wang (Senior Decision Science Consultant at The Walt Disney Company) Analytics at Disney Decision Science
4:20-4:40 Speaker from Industry Dr. Benazir Fateh (ML/AI Specialist at Google) Learning Never Stops
4:40-5:00 Speaker from Industry Kiana Mousavi Hanjani (Program Manager at Microsoft) Data Science at the Age of Cloud Computing