NISS Affiliates Luncheon Meeting

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 11:30am to 2:00pm

Each year at JSM, NISS Affiliates get together for a luncheon to connect, network with other affiliates and examine a specific topic of common interest.  This year luncheon speakers will talk about how data science groups are organized within industry as well as within institutes of data science in academia.  How did these groups get established and how have they grown to meet the needs of the institutions they serve?  What challenges do these groups face? What needs have they successfully filled? 

We are very excited about hearing more from our affiliate colleagues on this topic and the discussion that will follow.

Who Can Attend?

All Affiliate members are welcome to attend this luncheon. Talk to your Affiliate Liaison for more information about attending

All Affiliate Liasons will receive an email invitation.  

RSVP by sending an email to to attend the luncheon.

Interested in becoming a NISS Affiliate and would like to attend this luncheon? Please contact either James Rosenberger, NISS Director or Lingzhou Xue, NISS Assistant Director, Affiliates Coordinator.


11:30 – 11:40   Welcome and Introductions: Jim Rosenberger and Joel Dubin, Session Moderator

11:40 – 12:10   Attendees Lunch

12:10 – 12:30   Industry Panel Speakers: Ming Li (Amazon), Souvik Ghosh (LinkedIn)

12:30 – 12:45   Facilitated Discussion with Industry Panel Speakers

12:50 – 1:00   Awarding of Affiliate Certificates - Jim Rosenberger

 1:00 – 1:30   Academic Speakers: Tian Zheng (Columbia University), Roy Welsch (MIT), Bhramar Mukherjee (University of Michigan)  

 1:30 – 1:45   Facilitated Discussion with Academic Panel Speakers

 1:45 – 2:00   Floor Discussion and Wrap-up

Event Type


F-Princess Louisa Suite
The Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver
900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, Canada
NISS colleagues networking at Affiliate lunch at JSM 2017