Women in Data Science San Diego @ USD 2021

Women in Data Science San Diego @ USD 2021

Date and Time

  • Monday, March 8, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Online - All genders are invited to attend.

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Women in Data Science (WiDS) San Diego @ USD is an independent event that is organized by the University of San Diego School of Business as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference organized by Stanford University. The conference is hosted at an estimated 150+ locations worldwide and features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. All genders are invited to attend.

USD's conference will feature various presentations and panel discussions with a focus on navigating your data science career from early-career jobs to advanced leadership roles. Presenters and panelists represent both industry and academia. Among them will be women who recently transitioned into the world of data science as well as experienced professionals in the San Diego data science community. The primary goal of this event is to help build a strong, supportive network of data scientists in our local region.


10:10 a.m.  - Forecasting at Scale: Using Time Series Simulations at Walmart Labs to Manage Stocking Decisions with Celia Chen

10:30 a.m. - A Conversation on Diversity & Inclusion in Data Analytics moderated by Dr. Tara Salinas with Dr. Aarti Ivanic, Karin Moore and Sonal Surendranath
11:05 a.m. - Using Machine Learning & Neuroeconomics to Understand Consumer Information Search with Dr. Alison Sanchez
11:25 am - Navigating through a Data Analytics Career at Any Stage moderated by Dr. Andrea Yoder Clark with Jillian Jarrett, Melissa Henggeler, Ksenia Palke and Yanghui Zong 
12 p.m. -  Data Science at Illumina: Powering the Next Wave of Innovation from Product to Process with Dr. Ashley VanZeeland
Key Takeaways from the Conference:
  • Learn how cutting-edge data science techniques are being used to help organizations better manage their operations and understand their customers.
  • Gain insight into how San Diego organizations are striving to improve diversity and inclusion – especially in their data science teams – what the greatest challenges are, and where they are making strides.
  • Hear from female data scientists in the early, middle, and expert stages of their career who will share guidance on how to build a supportive network and successfully transition from one stage to the next.

Proudly Sponsored by Predictive Portfolios

 Predictive Portfolio

Women in Data Science

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Carlyn Tracy-Metz
(619) 260-7586