Women in Data Science (WiDS)

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WiDS Datathon

  • Dr. Christie Nelson was an official WiDS Ambassador, and Dr. Nelson along with the MBS department hosted a livestream of the WiDS conference as well.
  • From their website: The inaugural WiDS Datathon was a joint effort between the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (ICME) at Stanford, Kaggle, Intuit, West Big Data Innovation Hub, and InterMedia, a grant recipient of the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, in their Financial Services for the Poor program. The data was collected by InterMedia to alleviate global poverty by learning how to help the world’s poorest people take advantage of widely available mobile phones and other digital technology to access financial tools and participate more fully in their local economies.
  • To find out more about the competition, go to www.widsconference.org/datathon.html
  • Mentor: Dr. Christie Nelson
  • Students: Regina Taurino, Gilat Mandelbaum, Sakina Presswala, Jeffrey Cooperhouse, Bao Chen, Jhanani Ramesh, Chunyu Huang