Data Science Day is held in collaboration with UCSD’s Halicioglu Data Science Institute and Rady School of Management. Tech San Diego works to highlight data science in the region by allowing local tech companies to talk about how they are using data science in their day-to-day operations. The day is broken into a panel discussion with three local organizations and a moderator followed by shorter “lightning talks”  provided by faculty from the two collaborative institutions. The second half of the day is an event geared towards connecting emerging graduates and students with their professional counterparts to provide them an opportunity to network and ask real questions.  In years past, we have held this event on campus at UCSD but due to health and safety protocols have shifted to a virtual event.

We hope to return to on-campus events as soon as is safe!

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Date: May 12, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Yau, Walmart Global Tech

**This event was recorded and shared on Tech San Diego’s YouTube Channel.

Stay Tuned for Data Science Day 2022!!


Past Speakers


Chris MacDonald, PhD, Vice President, Operations and Data Science


Joost van der Linden, Senior Data Scientist

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Nik at SD Hacks

Nikolai Devereaux, Engineering Project Manager

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Sally Sadoff

Associate Professor of Economics and Strategic Management

Rady School of Management

Robert Sanders

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Rady School of Management

Ben Smarr

Assistant professor

Halicioğlu Data Science Institute

Department of Bioengineering

Arun Kumar,

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering & HDSI Faculty Fellow

Uma R Karmarkar

Assistant Professor Marketing/ITO

Rady School of Management

James Deiotte, Executive Director

Michael Melvin, Executive Director

Vish Krishnan, Jacobs Family Chair in Management and Engineering Leadership

Margaret Roberts, PhD Associate Professor; Department of Political Science

Gordon Hanson, PhD Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy & Department of Economics

Data Scientist, Dexcom


Images from Data Science Day 2019