Talks and Presentations

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Why Data Science Needs More Social Scientists

Professional Development Lunch

12:40 PM to 1:10 PM

With Dr. Stella Min

Stella was trained as a sociologist at the University of Colorado Denver and Florida State University. At FSU, she specialized in life course, aging, and family inequality, under the guidance of Dr. Miles Taylor. She was a former data scientist for IBM and is now working to build bridges for data scientists in academia and beyond as the community coordinator for the Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA).

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and getting a little too competitive when playing board games with friends and family.


This talk will exclusively be for workshop participants.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Data Science on the Front Lines of COVID

Data-Driven Emergency Response Efforts to Save and Protect Lives

Lunch & Learn Series

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

With Emily Šaras

Emily Šaras is the CEO of Knowli, a women-owned research, analytics, and consulting company based in Tallahassee, Florida. Her expertise in data science, academic research, and public policy has been honed through numerous degrees from Wellesley College, Central European University, Northeastern University, and Florida State University.

Under her leadership, Knowli has grown to serve governmental, non-profit, and private organizations throughout the Southeast, providing public policy leaders with data-driven decision support.


This talk will be open to the public virtually but in-person attendance will be exclusive to workshop participants. Virtual participants can register here.