UC Boulder Director Eric Vance presents talk "Developing Theory of Collaboration for Data Science"
- Monday, March 6, 2017 from 3:10pm to 4:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Ballrooms C and D - view map
The emerging field of Data Science is, by construction, an interdisciplinary, collaborative field. Statisticians, Mathematicians, and Computer Scientists work together (ideally) to create theoretically sound methods for domain experts and data scientists to apply to solve real problems. To be effective, applied data scientists must collaborate with the domain experts who "own" the data and the problems to be solved. Is there a theory describing what components contribute to effective collaboration or how an individual data scientest can become a more effective interdisciplinary collaborator? Where is the theory that describes how to train data scientists at scale to become effective collaborators? In this talk, Dr. Eric Vance, the Director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis at University of Colorado Boulder, will highlight past, present, and future steps to create a theory of collaboration for Data Science.