Data driven science is ubiquitous at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), with a growing focus on undergraduate and graduate education, research, and communities of practice. We propose to organize and host a one-day, inaugural Data Science Summit at UCSB in the Fall of 2021. The summit will, for the first time, convene data science practitioners, researchers, and educators from all departments across campus with an overarching goal of creating a more cohesive, collaborative, and inclusive data science community. A combination of keynote talks, short / lightning talks, a panel discussion, and a poster session will highlight the breadth of data science-related research, methods, pedagogy and experiences at UCSB, and in data science more broadly. Breakout “Birds of a Feather”sessions will bring together participants with similar interests and expertise (e.g. MachineLearning, Education, Diversity and Inclusion) to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, and to serve as a launchpad for working groups that continue meeting beyond the summit for enduring engagement and impact.
More information forthcoming.