Using Data for Good: What does it mean?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Uris Hall
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

The Data, Ethics, and Decision-Making Speaker Series presents Dr. Jeannette Wing, the new director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute, on "Using Data for Good: What does it mean?". Professor Wing will be laying out her vision for the institute, which will focus on her desire to think seriously about the definition and practice of using data for good.

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Speaker Biography: Jeannette Marie Wing is Avanessians Director of the Data Sciences Institute at Columbia University, where she is also a professor of computer science. Until June 30, 2017, she was Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research with oversight of its core research laboratories around the world and Microsoft Research Connections. Prior to 2013, she was the President's Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. She also served as assistant director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the NSF from 2007 to 2010.


Jeannette Wing

Jeannette Wing
Columbia University
Data Science Institute
Avanessians Director
Computer Science

Jeannette comes to Columbia from Microsoft, where from 2013 to 2017 she served as Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research, overseeing a global network of research labs. She is widely recognized for her intellectual leadership, having earned the respect and admiration of colleagues across the field for her role in the dramatic transformation of data science into a discipline essential to so much scholarly discovery and productive invention.

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