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2024 Stanford Data Science Conference

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Stanford Data Science hosted its 3rd annual conference on May 7, 2024. The conference featured the work of early-career Stanford researchers, working on various aspects of data science to increase our sense of community, exchange ideas, and foster interdisciplinary collaboration. Stanford Data Science brings together faculty, postdocs, students, and staff in a daylong event that bridges traditional disciplinary silos and connects people who are learning from data.

Conference Recap/Videos



Session Name


8:30-9:00amRegistration & Breakfast 
9:00-9:05amOpening Remarks
Chris Mentzel, Executive Director, SDS
9:05-9:25amWelcome to the Future of Stanford Data Science
Emmanuel Candès, Faculty Director, SDS
9:25-10:05amThe Algorithms of Human Language
Laura Gwilliams
10:05-10:45amResearch Features: Open Science, Sustainability, Causal Inference, Health
Zach Chandler, David Lobell, Ambarish Chattopadhyay, Shirley Wu
11:05am-12:05pmFireside Chat: Industry & Academia Perspectives
Jeffrey Wong, Airbnb; Vasilis Syrgkanis, Stanford University; Moderator: Elizabeth Wilsey, Stanford University
1:00-1:40pmData Science Across Domains: An Example
John Chambers, Emily Gordon, Thomas Teisberg, Iván Higuera-Mendieta
1:40-2:20pmData Science Across Domains: Interactive Session
Chris Mentzel, Grace Guan, Rylan Schaeffer
2:20-2:30pmPoster Spotlights
Chris Mentzel, Executive Director, SDS
2:30-2:40pmClosing Remarks
Julia Palacios
2:40-3:40pmPoster Session 1 & Networking Reception
3:40-4:40pmPoster Session 2 & Networking Reception

For any questions about the Stanford Data Science conference or getting involved with Stanford Data Science, feel free to contact the Stanford Data Science team directly.