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DSI Symposium

  • Reitz Union Grand Ballroom (map)

Come spend your Saturday at the largest DSI event of the year - our annual Symposium. 

Begin the day with Einstein's bagels for breakfast, remarks from DSI leadership and the UFII Director, and a keynote by Jack Kendall, the founder of a Deep Learning startup here in Gainesville. 

The symposium continues with speakers from a wide range of research fields at UF iin three breakout sessions of four speakers each. Learn about computer vision, bioinformatics, political forecasting, business analytics, and more.

Our symposium will also include two rounds of workshops with several choices in each round- so you can brush up on your Python, learn about data visualization, or deepen your knowledge of machine learning.

This is a fantastic opportunity to network with students and faculty who are passionate about the impact of data science and the tools they utilize to realize that impact. 

Breakfast and Lunch will be served. 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP through this form:

While we urge you to RSVP for food estimates, we will not turn anyone away, so feel free to bring a friend! 

The schedule is below: 

9:45 - 10:30 Registration & Breakfast Opens in Grand Ballroom

10:30 - 10:45 Introduction by DSI Leadership - Gordon Wilson, DSI President
10:45 - 11:00 Dr. George Michailidis, UFII Director
11:00 - 11:25 Keynote: Jack Kendall - Designing Neuromorphic Hardware for Machine Learning
11:30 - 11:55 Breakout Session 1 (20 minute presentations, 5 minute Q&A)
12:00 - 12:25 Breakout Session 2 (20 minute presentations, 5 minute Q&A)
12:30 - 12:55 Breakout Session 3 (20 minute presentations, 5 minute Q&A)
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 2:45 Workshop Session 1
2:50 - 3:40 Workshop Session 2
3:40 - 4:00 Closing Remarks and How to get involved

We will be sending a full schedule with speakers and workshops shortly!

Earlier Event: February 23
R1 Workshop
Later Event: March 20
Spark Workshop