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A Women in Data Science (WIDS) regional conference will be at Middlebury on Tuesday, January 17, 4:30-7:30 PM in Axinn 229. Speakers from both within and outside Middlebury discuss their experiences and engagement with the field of data science. Sponsored by

Middlebury WIDS 2023 Agenda

4:30 PM Welcome and Opening Remarks

Breanna Guo, Economics Major, Middlebury College 2024.5
Professor Becky Tang, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Middlebury College

4:35 PM Plenary Speaker

Racial Disparities in Automated Speech Recognition
Allison Koenecke, Assistant Professor of Information Science, Cornell University

5:00 PM Panel Discussion

Data Science at Middlebury
Breanna Guo ‘24.5, Economics Major
Panelists: Sayaka Abe, Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies, Caitlin Myers, John G. McCullough Professor of Economics, Izzy Aguiar, Visiting Professor of Mathematics

6:00 PM Keynote Speaker

Leadership Skill Development for Early Career Data Scientists
Susan Paddock, Chief Statistician and Executive Vice President, NORC at the University of Chicago

7:00 PM Alumni Speaker

Q&A with Beatrice Lee ‘20
Beatrice Lee, Research Associate in Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

7:20 PM Closing Remarks

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