Data Science: More than Numbers

June 17, 2022
More than Numbers

We invite UNC faculty and staff to join us for the next Carolina Data Science Now seminar on June 23 at 12 PM ET. This month’s theme is “Data Science: More Than Numbers.”

The event will feature three lightning talks by professors and researchers in UNC-Chapel Hill’s academic community, centered around how data science is used as a foundational anchor in computer science and statistics projects. These talks will be followed by a guided panel, an opportunity for questions and answers with the speakers, and a discussion with the data science community at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Those interested in attending can register on the Carolina Data Science Now website, and are encouraged to sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on future events.

The seminar will be moderated by Mariana Olvera-Cravioto, an associate professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research who does research in Applied Probability.

This month’s speakers include:

  • Snigdha Chaturvedi, Computer Science: Snigdha Chaturvedi is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science. Previously, she was an assistant professor at UC Santa Cruz and a postdoctoral researcher at UPenn and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received her doctorate from the UMBC and her Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in India. She is interested in natural language understanding with a focus on understanding narratives, and social aspects of natural language.
  • David Gotz, School of Information and Library Science: Dr. David Gotz is a professor at the School of Information and Library Science. Additionally, he serves as the Assistant Director for the Carolina Health Informatics Program and as an associate member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. He leads the Visual Analysis and Communications Lab, where he conducts research related to the study and development of visual methods for information analysis and communication. His work is supported by a variety of funding agencies.
  • Danielle Szafir, Computer Science: Danielle Szafir is an assistant professor of computer science at UNC. Her research, which sits at the intersection of information visualization, data science, and cognitive science, has been integrated into leading tools such as D3 and Tableau and received numerous best paper awards. She received a Bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Washington as a NASA Space Grant Scholar and a doctorate in computer sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.