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Data science is on its feet, now where is it going?

CDIS RED Talk: Kyle Cranmer

Event Details

Thursday, April 7, 2022
4-5 p.m.

Speaker Bio: 

Kyle Cranmer is the Director for the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute and will hold the David R. Anderson Chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, he is a Professor of Physics and Data Science at New York University and a Visiting Scientist at Meta AI. 

Professor Cranmer obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 and his B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from Rice University. He was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering in 2007 and the National Science Foundation's Career Award in 2009 for his work at the Large Hadron Collider. Professor Cranmer developed a framework that enables collaborative statistical modeling, which was used extensively for the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. Cranmer has established himself as a leading figure in the interplay of machine learning and the physical sciences. As the Executive Director of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment at NYU, he has championed responsible, open, and reproducible research practices, contributions to open-source software, and careers for data scientists and research software engineers in academia.