First BU Data Science Day to highlight prominence of data in all scientific fields

PHOTO COURTESY YURI SAMOILOV/FLICKR As part of the Data Science Initiative, the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering will commence its inaugural Boston University Data Science Day. The event, which will take place Friday from 9 to 4 p.m at the Photonics Center, will aim to foster a deeper knowledge of data science as well as forge connections and collaborations on the topic. Prakash Ishwar, co-chair of BUDS Day and an electrical and computer engineering professor, said there will be three “thematic-panels” featuring talks by BU faculty, a BU student poster session over lunch period and two 30-minute keynote addresses in the afternoon. A networking reception will also take place at the end of the day. “The first panel is titled ‘Vision’ and will feature talks…


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