COVID-19 Data Forum – Co-Sponsored with Stanford Data Science Institute – Heavily Attended

By May 18, 2020June 17th, 2020Blog

The first COVID-19 Data Forum, co-sponsored by the Stanford Data Science Institute and the R Consortium, was held May 14, 2020. The forum used Zoom as a way to connect remote specialists, present information, and conduct a Q&A session so that participants could ask questions and give opinions.

UPDATED – Full video recording here

Close to 200 people attended, watching a range of experts cover a level of detail around COVID-19 that is not available through newspapers, and asking questions covering science and policy.

From the COVID-19 Data Forum site:

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged science and society to an unprecedented degree. Human lives and the future of our society depend on the response. That response, in turn, depends critically on data. This data must be as complete and accurate as possible; easily and flexibly accessible, and equipped to communicate effectively with decision-makers and the public.

The COVID-19 Data Forum is a project to bring together those involved with relevant data in a series of multidisciplinary online meetings discussing current resources, needed enhancements, and the potential for co-operative efforts.

Speakers (full slides for each presentation available soon)

  • Orhun Aydin, Researcher and Product Engineer, ESRI
  • Ryan Hafen, data scientist consultant with Preva Group, and adjunct assistant professor, Purdue University
  • Alison L. Hill, Research Fellow and independent principal investigator at Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics.
  • Noam Ross, Senior Research Scientist, EcoHealth Alliance

See the COVID-19 Data Forum site for information on upcoming Data Forum series virtual events!