WiDS 2021 Worldwide Conference

Track 1 - 24 hours - Agenda

Date: 8th Mar 2021, 6:30 a.m. - 9th March 2021, 6:30 a.m.
Venue : Virtual Conference on Airmeet

Date & Time (IST) Session/Event
8th Mar 2021, 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. WiDS Worldwide Opening Session
8th Mar 2021, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. WiDS Worldwide APAC Session
8th Mar 2021, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Best of WiDS APAC
8th Mar 2021, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. WiDS Worldwide EMEA Session
8th Mar 2021, 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Best of WiDS EMEA
8th Mar 2021, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. WiDS Worldwide Americas Session
8th Mar 2021, 11:30 p.m. - 4:30 a.m. (9th Mar) Best of WiDS Americas
9th Mar 2021, 4:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. WiDS Worldwide Closing Session

WiDS Worldwide 2021 Opening Session

Date: 8th Mar 2021
Venue : Virtual Conference

Date & Time (IST) Title of the Talk Speakers/Panelists/Presenters
8th Mar 2021, 6:30 - 6:38 a.m. WiDS ​​Welcome WiDS Co-Directors: Margot Gerritsen, Karen Matthys, and Judy Logan, ​Stanford University
8th Mar 2021, 6:38 - 6:48 a.m. Opening Address - Opening Address: To Your Health Suzanne Weekes, Executive Director, SIAM and Professor at WPI
8th Mar 2021, 6:48 - 7:19 a.m. Fireside Chat - Fireside Chat with Nobel Laureate Andrea Ghez Andrea Ghez, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
8th Mar 2021, 7:22 - 7:54 a.m. Technical Vision Talks
8th Mar 2021, 7:23 - 7:38 a.m. The joys and perils of leveraging mechanistic models in health ML: from Type 1 diabetes to COVID-19 Emily Fox, Distinguished Engineer, Apple, and Professor, University of Washington
8th Mar 2021, 7:39 - 7:54 a.m. ​What does it mean to have a robust algorithm? Looking through the lenses of point-set registration. Cindy Orozco Bohorquez, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
8th Mar 2021, 7:54 - 7:59 a.m. WiDS Datathon, ​Winners Announced Meredith Lee and Sharada Kalanidhi, WiDS Datathon Co-Chairs
8th Mar 2021, 7:59 - 8:29 a.m. ​Panel Discussion: The Democratization of Data Moderator: Margot Gerritsen, Professor and WiDS Co-Director, Stanford University
Panelists:
Zhamak Dehghani, Director of Next Tech Incubation, Thoughtworks
Mary Gray, Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft and Faculty Associate, Harvard University's Berkman Klein of Internet and Society
Amanda Obidike, Executive Director, STEMi Makers Africa
8th Mar 2021, 8:29 - 8:30 a.m. Closing Margot Gerritsen, Professor, WiDS Co-Director, Stanford University

WiDS Worldwide 2021 APAC Session

Date: 8th Mar 2021
Venue : Virtual Conference

Date & Time (IST) Title of the Talk Speakers/Panelists/Presenters
8th Mar 2021, 8:30 - 8:32 a.m. A Day in the Life of APAC Ambassadors Yoko Ono, WiDS ambassador, WiDS Tokyo @ Yokohama City University
8th Mar 2021, 8:33 - 8:58 a.m. AI in Healthcare : Cancer to Covid Geetha Manjunath, Founder and CEO of Niramai
8th Mar 2021, 8:58 - 8:59 a.m. WiDS Worldwide Mosaic featuring conference participants around the world
8th Mar 2021, 8:59 - 9:29 a.m. Panel Discussion:
Energy and Sustainability
Moderator: ​
Rosalind Archer, Professor, University of Auckland​
Lesly Goh, Senior Fellow, National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Xin Ma, Managing Director, Asia Platform, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures
Nida Rizwan Farid, Aerospace Engineer and Energy Efficiency Consultant, Save Joules
8th Mar 2021, 9:29 - 9:41 a.m. WiDS Pune Networking​


8th Mar 2021, 9:41 - 10:13 a.m.


8th Mar 2021, 9:42 - 9:57 a.m.


8th Mar 2021, 9:58 - 10:13 a.m.


Technical Vision Talks


The identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in official statistics and other data

Assessing Fairness of AI Systems in Financial Services




Kalinda Griffiths, Scientia Lecturer at Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW Sydney ​

Danielle Jiang, Assistant Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
8th Mar 2021, 10:14 - 10:29 a.m. ​Keynote Address Jean Liu, President, Didi Chuxing

Best of WiDS: APAC

Date: 8th Mar 2021
Venue : Virtual Conference

Date & Time (IST) WiDS Regional Event Title of the Talk Featured Speakers
8th Mar 2021, 10:34 a.m. - 10:38 a.m. WiDS Hyberdad 2020 Regional event highlights WiDS Hyderabad
8th Mar 2021, 10:38 a.m. - 11:01 a.m. WiDS Stanford 2015 Teaching Computers to See with Big Data Fei-Fei Li, Co-Director, Stanford Human-Centered AI Institute
8th Mar 2021, 11:01 a.m. - 11:29 a.m. WiDS Tokyo @ Yokohama City University 2020 The Fusion of Science and Fashion Ema Rie, Designer at EMarie
8th Mar 2021, 11:29 a.m. - 12:02 p.m. WiDS Bangalore @ Intuit Fireside Chat Sanghamitra Bandhyopdhyay, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute
8th Mar 2021, 12:02 p.m. 12:21 p.m. WiDS Stanford 2020 Scaling Data Science Elena Grewal, Founder at Data 2 the People
8th Mar 2021, 12:21 p.m. - 12:38 p.m. WiDS Riyadh 2020 Brain Art: Brain Computer Interfaces for AI-Driven Artistic Expression Areej Al-Wabil, CEO at HCID and Director of the HCI Lab
8th Mar 2021, 12:38 p.m. - 12:57 p.m. WiDS Stanford 2019 Understanding the Limitations of AI: When Algorithms Fail Timnit Gebru, Black in AI
8th Mar 2021, 12:57 p.m. - 1:03 p.m. WiDS Budapest WiDS Budapest highlight video WiDS Budapest
8th Mar 2021, 1:03 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. WiDS Stanford 2020 Interpretability For Everyone Been Kim, Staff Research Scientist at Google Brain
8th Mar 2021, 1:25 p.m. - 1:29 p.m. WiDS Stanford 2015 Interview: Data Science, Healthcare, and Genomics Helena Deus, Data Science Manager, Biomedical Semantic Solutions Lead, ZS
8th Mar 2021, 1:29 p.m. - 1:54 p.m. WiDS Auckland 2020 Data Slayer - How historical sword principles apply to data science Agate Ponder-Sutton, Advanced Analytics Lead
8th Mar 2021, 1:54 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. WiDS Stanford 2019 Technology Driven Business Opportunities for the Next Decade Padmashree Warrior, Founder, President and CEO at Fable

WiDS Worldwide 2021 EMEA Session

Date: 8th Mar 2021
Venue : Virtual Conference

Date & Time (IST) Title of the Talk Speakers/Panelists/Presenters
8th Mar 2021, 2:30 - 2:32 p.m. A Day in the Life of EMEA Ambassadors Clara Lapiedra, WiDS ambassador, WiDS Madrid & WiDS Barcelona
8th Mar 2021, 2:32 - 2:58 p.m. Fireside Chat Corinne Vigreux, Co-Founder and CMO, TomTom
8th Mar 2021, 2:58 - 3:47 p.m.

8th Mar 2021, 2:58 - 3:14 p.m.


8th Mar 2021, 3:15 - 3:31 p.m.


8th Mar 2021, 3:31 - 3:47 p.m.
Technical Vision Talks

Improving Livestock Health with Deep Learning


​Doing Data Science in Data Deserts


Machine learning with quantum computers



Dina Machuve, Lecturer and Researcher, Nelson Mandala African Institution of Science and Technology ​

Fatima Abu Salem, Associate Professor, American University of Beirut

Maria Schuld, Senior Researcher, Xanadu and the University of KwaZulu-Natal
8th Mar 2021, 3:47 - 3:59 p.m. WiDS Pune Networking​
8th Mar 2021, 3:59 - 4:29 p.m. Panel Discussion:
Ethics and Responsible Data Science
Moderator:
Shir Meir Lador, Data Science Group Manager, Intuit
Panelists:
Andrea Martin, Leader IBM Watson Center Munich & EMEA Client Centers, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Monica Scannapieco, Head of the Division “Information and Application Architecture”, Italian National Institute of Statistics
Nazareen Ebrahim, AI Ethics Officer, Socially Acceptable - South Africa

Best of WiDS: EMEA

Date: 8th Mar 2021
Venue : Virtual Conference

Date & Time (IST) WiDS Regional Event Title of the Talk Featured Speakers
8th Mar 2021, 4:35 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. WiDS Riyadh @ PSU Regional event highlights WiDS Riyadh
8th Mar 2021, 4:40 p.m. - 5:11 p.m. WiDS Stanford 2020 Machine Learning: A New Approach to Drug Discovery Daphne Koller, Founder and CEO at Insitro and Professor of CS and Pathology, Stanford University
8th Mar 2021, 5:11 p.m. - 5:36 p.m. WiDS Amsterdam 2020 Improving the Food & Agriculture Chain with AI Robey de Jong, Lead Analytics Way of Rabobank
8th Mar 2021, 5:36 p.m. - 5:59 p.m. WiDS Kuwait City 2020 3D Data using LASER Technology Bedoor Adel Alsadoun, Data and Information Analyst, The Public Authority for Civil Information
8th Mar 2021, 5:59 p.m. - 6:23 p.m. WiDS Stanford 2017 The Secret Life of Predictive Models Claudia Perlich, Data Scientist at Two Sigma
8th Mar 2021, 6:23 p.m. - 6:26 p.m. WiDS Zagreb Regional event highlights WiDS Zagreb
8th Mar 2021, 6:26 p.m. - 7:02 p.m. WiDS Madrid @ Universidad Rey Juan Carlos 2020 Innovative Technological Projects at INDRA Elena de Mesa Martin, Business Controller and MRP at Indra Sistemas
8th Mar 2021, 7:02 p.m. - 7:22 p.m. WiDS Stanford 2019 Improving Healthcare with Machine Learning Marzyeh Ghassemi, University of Toronto
8th Mar 2021, 7:22 p.m. - 7:54 p.m. WiDS Amsterdam 2020 Data and AI at TomTom: How We Are Transforming Mobility Zeinab Bakhtiarinoodeh, Senior Data Scientist, TomTom
8th Mar 2021, 7:54 p.m. - 7:57 p.m. WiDS Quito Regional event highlights Patricia Acosta Vargas, Universidad de las Americas (UDLA)
8th Mar 2021, 7:57 p.m. - 8:17 p.m. WiDS Zagreb 2020 How to Predict Earthquakes with use of Ionospheric Predictors Barbara Pongračić, Senior Engineer at IOLAP
8th Mar 2021, 8:17 p.m. - 8:48 p.m. WiDS TelAviv 2019 Gender Bias in Word Embeddings Hila Gonen, PhD Student
8th Mar 2021, 8:48 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. WiDS Stanford Lillian Carrisquillo Interview by the Cube Lillian Carrisquillo, Data Science, Analytics and User Research Lead at Spotify
8th Mar 2021, 9:00 p.m. - 9:21 p.m. WiDS Stanford 2017 Machine Learning to Determine How Many People Have Been Killed in Syria Megan Price, Executive Director at Human Rights Data Analysis Group
8th Mar 2021, 9:21 p.m. - 9:25 p.m. WiDS Lima @ UP Regional event highlights WiDS Lima @ UP

WiDS Worldwide 2021 Americas Session

Date: 8th Mar 2021
Venue : Virtual Conference

Date & Time (IST) Title of the Talk Speakers/Panelists/Presenters
8th Mar 2021, 9:30 - 9:32 p.m. Day in the Life of Americas Ambassadors Michelle Rodriguez, WiDS ambassador, WiDS Lima @ UP
8th Mar 2021, 9:32 - 9:53 p.m. Keynote Address Joelle Pineau, Team Lead, Facebook Research, Associate Professor, McGill University
8th Mar 2021, 9:53 - 10:09 p.m.

8th Mar 2021, 9:53 - 10:09 p.m.

Technical Vision Talks

​Leveraging Data & Analytics to Solve Challenges in the ​Pandemic and Beyond

Gina Papush, Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Evernorth
8th Mar 2021, 10:09 - 10:10 p.m. Mosaic of Participants​

8th Mar 2021, 10:10 - 10:26 p.m.


8th Mar 2021, 10:10 - 10:26 p.m.

Technical Vision Talks


​​AI is not software



Daniela Braga, Founder and CEO, DefinedCrowd, Inc.
8th Mar 2021, 10:26 - 10:38 p.m. WiDS Pune Networking​
8th Mar 2021, 10:38 - 11:08 p.m. Panel Discussion:
Paths to Leadership in Data Science
Moderator: Martina Lauchengco, Operating Partner, Costanoa Ventures
Panelists:
Afua Bruce, Chief Program Officer, DataKind
​Daniela Braga, Founder and CEO, DefinedCrowd, Inc.
​Aishwarya Agrawal, Professor, University of Montreal; Research Scientist, DeepMind
Michelle Rodriguez, Dean, Engineering School Universidad del Pacífico
8th Mar 2021, 11:08 - 11:29 p.m. Keynote Address​ Shafi Goldwasser, Director, UC Berkeley and Professor, MIT and Weizmann Institute of Science

Best of WiDS: Americas

Date: 8th Mar 2021 - 9th Mar 2021
Venue : Virtual Conference

Date & Time (IST) WiDS Regional Event Title of the Talk Featured Speakers
8th Mar 2021, 11:33 p.m. - 11:37 p.m. WiDS Montevideo Regional event highlights WiDS Montevideo
8th Mar 2021, 11:37 p.m. - 12:15 a.m. (9th Mar) WiDS Stanford 2018 Data Science to Save the World Latanya Sweeney, Professor at Harvard University
9th Mar 2021, 12:15 a.m. - 12:57 a.m. WiDS Stanford 2020 WiDS Ethics Panel WiDS Ethics Panel
9th Mar 2021, 12:57 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. WiDS Sao Paulo 2020 Artificial Intelligence’s Black Box Carla Viera, Software Engineer, Artificial Intelligence researcher (USP) and coordinator at perifaCode
9th Mar 2021, 1:30 a.m. - 1:38 a.m. WiDS Stanford 2015 Driven Marketplace Design: Experiments, Machine Learning, and Econometrics Susan Athey, Professor of Economics
9th Mar 2021, 1:38 a.m. - 2:12 a.m. WiDS Stanford 2018 When Data Science is the Business Leda Braga, CEO, Systematica Investments
9th Mar 2021, 2:12 a.m. - 2:33 a.m. WiDS Stanford 2019 Machine Learning and the Evaluation of Criminal Evidence Alicia Carriquiry, Distinguised Professor and President's Chair in Statistics at Iowa State
9th Mar 2021, 2:33 a.m. - 2:48 a.m. WiDS São Paulo 2019 Deep Learning on Medical Images Jéssica Santos, Lead Data Scientist at NeuralMed
9th Mar 2021, 2:48 a.m. - 2:49 a.m. WiDS Lima @ UPP 2018 Gender Equality in Science, Innovation and Technology Ana Luna, Doctor of Physical Science, Universidad del Pacifico
9th Mar 2021, 2:49 a.m. - 2:50 a.m. Introduction to WiDS Stanford 2019 WiDS Stanford 2019
9th Mar 2021, 2:50 a.m. - 3:13 a.m. WiDS Stanford 2019 Filling in Missing Data with Low Rank Models Madeline Udell, Optimization and Machine Learning
9th Mar 2021, 3:13 a.m. - 3:31 a.m. WiDS Stanford 2019 Data Science for Unlocking Teaching & Learning at Scale Emily Glassberg-Sands, VP of Data Science, Coursera
9th Mar 2021, 3:31 a.m. - 3:53 a.m. WiDS Stanford 2019 Netflix: A confluence of metrics, algorithms, and experimentation Caitlin Smallwood, VP of Data of Science and Engineering, Netflix
9th Mar 2021, 3:53 a.m. - 4:06 a.m. WiDS Stanford 2020 TheCube Interview Newsha Ajami, Director of Urban Water Policy and Innovation, Stanford University
9th Mar 2021, 4:06 a.m. - 4:27 a.m. WiDS Stanford 2020 Don't Look. See! Are We Blinded by Data (Visualization)? Fanny Chevalier, Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science & Department of Statistical Science, University of Toronto

WiDS Worldwide 2021 Closing Session

Date: 9th Mar 2021
Venue : Virtual Conference

Date & Time (IST) Title of the Talk Speakers/Panelists/Presenters
9th Mar 2021, 4:30 - 4:32 a.m. WiDS Worldwide Global Map
9th Mar 2021, 4:32 - 4:58 a.m. Keynote Address: Data Visualization as Exploratory Medium: from Scientific Insight to Artistic Expression ​ Fernanda Viegas, Principal Scientist, Google

9th Mar 2021, 4:58 - 5:18 a.m.

9th Mar 2021, 4:59 - 5:18 a.m.

Technical Vision Talks

Roles for Computing in ​Social Justice



Rediet Abebe, JR Fellow, Harvard University and Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
9th Mar 2021, 5:18 - 5:20 a.m. WiDS Worldwide Mosaic featuring conference participants around the world

9th Mar 2021, 5:20 - 5:40 a.m.


9th Mar 2021, 5:21 - 5:40 a.m.

Technical Vision Talks


Role of Machine Learning in Behavior Change



Hulya Emir-Farinas, Director of Data Science, FitBit
9th Mar 2021, 5:40 - 5:44 a.m. Educational Outreach Announcements
9th Mar 2021, 5:44 - 6:15 a.m. Panel Discussion:
​Diversity and Data Science Education
Moderator: ​Talitha Washington, Professor of Mathematics, Clark Atlanta University and Director, Atlanta University Center
Panelists:
Jo Boaler, Professor of Education, Stanford University
​Karina Edmonds, VP, Head of Academies and University Alliances, SAP
​Loreto Bravo, Data Science Institute Director, UDD
9th Mar 2021, 6:16 - 6:26 a.m. Why data science needs more women Andrea Goldsmith, Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University
9th Mar 2021, 6:26 - 6:31 a.m. Closing​ Margot Gerritsen, Professor, Stanford University

Track 2 - Pune Regional Event - Agenda

Date: 8th Mar 2021, 9:00 a.m.
Venue : Virtual Conference on Airmeet

Date & Time (IST) Title of the Talk Speakers/Panelists/Presenters Allotted Table
8th Mar 2021, 9:00 a.m. -9:15 a.m.

8th Mar 2021, 9:15 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
The Art of Learning

Welcome Note, Opening, Objective Setting
Sucheta Dhere, WiDS Ambassador

Rohini Mulay, WiDS Co-Ambassador
Meet the Speakers :
Table 1 & 2
Visit the Booths at the Arena & Meet the Speakers, Mentors and Participants at the Lounge
8th Mar 2021, 10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. AI for Finance Automation Deepti Chafekar, Director, Data Science, AppZen Meet the Speakers :
Table 3
Visit the Booths at the Arena & Meet the Speakers, Mentors and Participants at the Lounge
8th Mar 2021, 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Machine Learning in AdTech Ritika Surana, Machine Learning Engineer, PubMatic Meet the Speakers :
Table 4
Visit the Booths at the Arena & Meet the Speakers, Mentors and Participants at the Lounge
8th Mar 2021, 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Helping a Child Discovering his Personality using NLP Dr. Mukta Paliwal, Senior Domain Expert, Persistent Meet the Speakers :
Table 5
Visit the Booths at the Arena & Meet the Speakers, Mentors and Participants at the Lounge
8th Mar 2021, 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. An Open AI/ML Platform for Innovation Ameeta Roy, Director, Solution Architecture, Red Hat Meet the Speakers :
Table 1
Visit the Booths at the Arena & Meet the Speakers, Mentors and Participants at the Lounge
8th Mar 2021, 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. How can YOU make a difference to drive gender equality in tech? Deepti Rai, Senior Data Scientist, Linkedin Meet the Speakers :
Table 3
Visit the Booths at the Arena & Meet the Speakers, Mentors and Participants at the Lounge
8th Mar 2021, 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Building the Brand "YOU" Abitha Amruth, Senior Account Director, Linkedin Meet the Speakers :
Table 4
Visit the Booths at the Arena & Meet the Speakers, Mentors and Participants at the Lounge
8th Mar 2021, 4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. What would you do if you weren't afraid Snehi Mehta, Head-Product Marketing, Facebook Meet the Speakers :
Table 5
Visit the Booths at the Arena & Meet the Speakers, Mentors and Participants at the Lounge
8th Mar 2021, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion :
Hiring Trends in Data Science
Juhi Desai, Team Lead, In-MedPrognostics

Sharayu Rane, Sr. Data Scientist, ZS Associate

Mayura Madane,Specialist, EATON

Hima Mehta,Senior Software Engineer- AIML implementations, Icertis

Shivani Kabu,Data Scientist, IBM

Padmapriya Mohan kumar,Engineering Manager, Paypal

Gayatri Uparate,Machine Learning Engineer, Synerzip

Toshika Chauhan ,Senior Software Engineer, Aspiring Minds

Dr Shruti Mantri,Associate Director, ISB
Meet the Speakers :
Table 1 to Table 5

WiDS Pune 2021 Pre-Conference Events

Date Time Title of the Talk Speakers Registration
18th Feb 2021 6:00 p.m. Data Science Opportunities in Research Devaki Kelkar,
Senior Scientist, PCCM
Aparna Joshi,
Research Scientist, IISER
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20th Feb 2021 6:00 p.m. A Tale Of Two Systems: Global Crisis, National Response, Local Analysis Anu Raghunathan ,
Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NCL Pune
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25th Feb 2021 6:00 p.m. The quest for labeled data: How much is good enough? Dr. Shruti Kunde ,
Research Scientist, TCS
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27th Feb 2021 6:00 p.m. Cloud Native CICD using Serverless Architecture Shital More ,
DevOps Lead, CloudCover
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2nd Mar 2021 6:00 p.m. Big Data frameworks and ML models Anjali Mogre ,
Principal Consultant – Analytics & Data Science, ATOS - SYNTEL
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