2021 Women in Data Science @ Penn Conference Recap
The University of Pennsylvania was proud to host the second annual (first virtual) Women in Data Science (WiDS) @ Penn Conference on February 8-12, 2021. Over the course of the week, nearly 500 registrants had access to academic and industry talks, live speaker Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities in our virtual Gather.Town conference space.
This year’s theme – This is What a Data Scientist Looks Like – emphasized the depth, breadth, and diversity of data science, both in subject matter and personnel. A celebrated interdisciplinary event, WiDS @ Penn welcomed academic and industry speakers from across the data science landscape.
These Are What Data Scientists Look Like
WiDS By The Numbers
WiDS Day 1: Keynote
Kate Johnson, WG’94
After welcoming remarks from deans Erika James (The Wharton School) and Vijay Kumar (Penn Engineering), attendees heard an inspiring talk from keynote speaker Kate Johnson, WG’94, President of Microsoft US, who spoke about the importance of technology as a change agent for inclusion. Following her talk, Kate answered questions from attendees, which was moderated by Mary Purk, Executive Director of Wharton Customer Analytics and AI for Business.
The Wharton School
WiDS Day 2: Speaker Sessions
Data Science in Radiology
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Perelman School of Medicine
the Replication Crisis
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
WiDS Day 3: Industry Panel
Sponsored by Wharton Women in Business