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Data Day 3.0: Carleton and Industry Presentations, Keynote Speaker, Panel Discussion

March 29, 2016 at 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Location:Atrium & Room 2220 Richcraft Hall
Key Contact:Kathryn Elliott
Contact Phone:613-520-2600 ext. 3244

Data Day 3.0

Join us as we celebrate the latest developments in data science and analytics!

This free event will feature presentations by Carleton researchers and industry professionals, a panel discussion, and a graduate student poster competition.

In addition, there will be several booths for you to visit, where you can find more information about our Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering and Design, 1125@Carleton, Carleton Computing Services, data resources at the MacOdrum Library, Hacking HealthBig Data University, and big data needs in private industry.

Registration is completely free and open to all. Complimentary refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.


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Event Program

8:00 AM Registration and Setup
8:30 AM Official Welcome from Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University
8:50 AM Announcements by James Green, Interim Director of the Institute for Data Science
9:00 AM Opening Address by Rafik Goubran, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design
9:30 AM Presentations: Carleton Researchers Share Developments in Data Science and Analytics / Chaired by Rafik Goubran

  • Paul Villeneuve, Department of Health Science
  • Tracey Lauriault, School of Journalism and Communications
  • Olga Baysal, School of Computer Science
  • Mohamed Ibnkahla, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
10:45 – 11:15 AM Coffee Break & Start Visiting Posters
11:15 AM Presentations: Government and Private Industry Discuss Needs in Data Science and Analytics / Chaired by Malcom Butler, Dean of the Faculty of Science

  • Jonathan Milne, Managing Director, Innovation at Invest Ottawa
  • Dave Thomas, Chief Scientist/CSO at First Derivatives
  • Anne-Marie Ugnat, Scientific Advisor at Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
  • Steven Normore, Senior Software Engineer at Shopify
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch & Judging of Poster Competition
1:30 PM Keynote Speaker / Introduction by Nimal Rajapakse, Vice-President (Research and International)

  • Dominique Bérubé, Vice-President of Research at Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
2:00 PM Panel: Needs and Opportunities for Big Data in Social Sciences and the Humanities / Moderated by Dominique Bérubé

  • Amanda Clarke, School of Public Policy and Administration
  • Shawn Graham, Department of History
  • Marcellus Mindel, Centre for Advanced Studies, IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Vikesh Srivastava, Associate Director, Business Informatics Division, Health Canada
3:00 PM Closing Remarks and Poster Winners Announced by John ApSimon, Special Advisor to the Deans of Engineering and Science
3:30 PM End of Day

Please note that photos or video may be taken at the event which may later be used in print and online media produced by the Institute for Data Science at Carleton University. For any questions or concerns, please contact Kathryn Elliott (