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Event

Data Science for the Public Good Symposium 2021

Event Details

Friday, August 6 2021
1:00pm-4:30pm Eastern Time (ET)

Zoom

Please join us for our annual Data Science for the Public Good Symposium to be hosted virtually featuring keynote speaker Jeri Mulrow, Vice President and Director of Statistics and Evaluation Sciences at Westat, and this year's DSPG Young Scholars. 

Agenda

1 p.m. Plenary Session: Welcome and Keynote
2 p.m. Young Scholars Program: Overview and Highlights
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30-4:30 p.m. Poster Sessions

Jeri Mulrow
Vice President and Director of Statistics and Evaluation Sciences at Westat

Title: Enabling Data Science to Do Public Good: Are We Making an Impact?

Abstract: In a first keynote presentation of its kind, Jeri Mulrow will speak openly and candidly about the state of using data science to do public good in the world. She will tackle questions such as: “Where are we headed? Are we there yet? What do we still need to do?” Ms. Mulrow will highlight key elements, including critical laws and guidance, people skills, technology and tools, and funding that are woven together to provide the essential foundation and building blocks that enable the use of data science to make positive change in society. Our speaker will touch on how the work she has done and contributions she has made over her 30-year career in the federal government have dovetailed with these initiatives, and have helped to achieve progress and positive impact. Still, using data science to serve a public good is unfinished business, and a host of challenges remain, which Ms. Mulrow will discuss in the final portion of her keynote discussion. Audience Q&A will follow this dynamic presentation.

Bio: Jeri Metzger Mulrow is Vice President and Director of Statistics and Evaluation Sciences at Westat. She joined Westat after retiring from federal service. During her federal career, Jeri served as the Principal Deputy Director at the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice, as the Deputy Division Director at the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), National Science Foundation, and as a mathematical statistician at the Statistics of Income Division, Internal Revenue and the National Institute for Standards and Technology. She was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) in 2010 and is a past Vice-President of ASA. Jeri has a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Montana State University and a Master’s in Statistics from Colorado State University.