November 30th - December 4th

Data Science Week 2020

Online at Purdue University Fort Wayne


Registration is completely free. Please use the link below to register no later than November 29th, 2020. If you have questions, please feel free to send an email to Prof. Alessandro Maria Selvitella ( or Prof. Kathleen Foster ( We look forward to seeing you at Data Science Week 2020!

Short Talk & Poster Submission

If you would like to present a poster or a short talk (5 min) please submit your files HERE by no later than Nov. 29, 2020. Videos of short talks and PDFs of posters will be uploaded to this website and will be available for the entire duration of the conference. If problems with the submission arise, please contact one of the organizers: Prof. Selvitella ( and/or Prof. Foster (

Virtual Rooms

Short talks, posters, and discussion about the theme of the Data Science Week will take place in our Virtual Rooms! Enjoy Slack Chat and Gather "Data" Town!

"There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It’s a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you ‘play’ with them!"

~ Richard P. Feynman, Nobel Prize for Physics 1965

Our Mission

The advancement of technology and specifically the availability of a greater than ever computational power have given rise in recent years to the conditions necessary for the birth of the new research area of Data Science.

Data Science is an interdisciplinary field which joins together ideas and tools from Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and Software Engineering, among others, and which bases its most important conclusions on evidence coming from data.

Data Science has revolutionized research methodology in health science, biology, economics, social sciences, climatology, and several more of the social and hard sciences. The results produced by this new paradigm have been extraordinary and can be seen in our everyday life. Personalized Medicine, Self-Driving Cars, fingerprint/image recognition, and GPS navigation are all products of the Data Science revolution.

Beautifully enough, these exciting results and the remarkably effective techniques of Data Science are not only largely accessible to non-experts, undergraduate and graduate students, and practitioners, but also benefit from this interaction of researchers coming from academia, industry, government organizations, and local communities.

The Data Science Week 2020 is the second edition of the Data Science Week at Purdue University Fort Wayne and is intended to bring together the different populations in the metropolitan Fort Wayne region that work in Data Science and to demonstrate to our students the important role that Data Science plays in our everyday life and research. The Data Science Week 2020 will be the perfect occasion to launch a new inter-departmental Data Science Institute at Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

Keynote Speakers

McMaster University

UC Berkeley

Western University

Florida State University


Ronald Friedman

Purdue Fort Wayne

Mark Daniel Ward

Purdue University

Yvonne Zubovic

Purdue Fort Wayne

Andriy Bezuhlyy

Central Insurance

Jim Kunce


Robert E. Neher

Zimmer Biomet

Tammy Toscos


Let us know if you'll be attending!