Data Science for Community Resilience


2020 was a year of many systemic disruptions that highlighted the fragility of society, ecosystems, economies, etc. The 2021 Women in Data Science--Greater Lafayette at Purdue Conference will highlight the role data science plays in improving community resilience, especially in times of such systemic disruptions.

Schedule - March 8, 2021

Time (Eastern Time)Event
11:00 AM - 11:05 AMWelcome
Beth McNeil, Dean of the Libraries and School of Information Studies
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM Panel Discussion
11:50 AM - Noon Audience Q&A


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Registration for the Greater Lafayette @ Purdue event is free and open to the public.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Vetria Byrd
Assistant Professor
Polytechnic Institute / Computer Graphics Technology
Area of Expertise related to data science: Data Visualization
Jillian Carr
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics / Krannert School of Management
Area of Expertise: causal inference for social science
Ariana Torres
Assistant Professor
Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, and Agricultural Economics
Area of Expertise: economic modeling of farmer’s decision making, food pricing/sales online trends
Wei Zakharov
Assistant Professor
Libraries and School of Information Studies
Area of Expertise: Data and information literacy education
Panel Moderator: Ankita Raturi
Assistant Professor
Agriculture/Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Women in Data Science Co-Ambassador
Panel Convenor: Bethany McGowan
Assistant Professor
Libraries and School of Information Studies
Women in Data Science Ambassador


Contact Bethany McGowan at or (765) 494-2917.

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