Women in Data Science (WiDS) - Davis Conference

March 2, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - March 2, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Organizer -

DataLab: Data Science and Informatics

Contact -

UC Davis DataLab: datalab@ucdavis.edu

Location -

This event will take place at the UC Davis DataLab: Data Science and Informatics classroom located in Shields Library on the UC Davis campus in Davis, CA. Directions: http://datalab.ucdavis.edu/directions/

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. ​WiDS started as a conference at Stanford in November 2015. Now, WiDS includes a global conference, with approximately 150+ regional events worldwide; a datathon, encouraging participants to hone their skills using a social impact challenge; and a podcast, featuring leaders in the field talking about their work, their journeys, and lessons learned. ​

Join us for WiDS - Davis to engage in the global conversation and network with local data scientists. Please note that our schedule is a hybrid of in person engagement coupled with livestreams from the flagship conference at Stanford.

UC Davis DataLab Affiliates receive priority registration. Registration will also be prioritized for individuals who can engage for the full day-long event.  

Once your application is accepted you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to complete your registration. This event is free to UC Davis students, postdocs, faculty and staff (please bring your campus ID).


8:30-9am Reception

9-9:15 Introductions and Welcome

9:15-9:30am Opening Address, Persis Drell, Provost, Stanford University (livestream)

9:30-10am Keynote Address, Daphne Koller, CEO and Founder of insitro (livestream)

10-10:40am Ethics panel (livestream)

10:40-11am Morning break and discussion

11-11:40 Technical Vision Talks (livestream)

11:40-11:50am WiDS Announcement and datathon winners (livestream)

11:50-12:30 Technicial Vision Talks

12:30-2pm Interactive Luncheon (registration required)

Over lunch, participants will engage in faciliated breakout group discussions on the following topics:

2-2:30pm Afternoon Keynote, Tsu-Jae Liu, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Engineering (livestream)

2:30-3:10pm Technical Vision Talks (livestream)

3:10-3:30pm Discussion break

3:30-4:10pm Career Panel moderated by Martina Lauchengco, Operating Partner and Board Member at Costanoa Ventures.


4:10-4:50pm Technical Vision Talks (livestream)

4:50-5:30pm Closing remarks and networking reception

Registration is closed for this event