Yale Explores Denver: Data, Data, Everywhere!
18 OCTOBER 2019 | 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
An evening of connection and interdisciplinarity, Yale Explores is an exciting new initiative that showcases some of the most thought-provoking and entertaining speakers, each of whom provides a different perspective. Selected by President Salovey, the topic for the Denver panel is data: Data science is transforming our lives—from how we build infrastructure in cities to the way we grow food on farms, from how we find cures for diseases to the way we compete in business.
Yale faculty members, Elisa Celis, Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science; Alan Gerber ’86, P ’19, P ’20, Dean of Social Science, Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science, Professor of Economics and of Public Health; and Harlan Krumholz ’80, P ’12, P ’17 Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health will highlight research that advances the power of data science and addresses how such developments can be made to strengthen our democracy, improve our economy, and benefit our well-being. Not sure what an algorithm is? Rather than a lesson in data sets for specialists, this may be an evening in which you suddenly “see” a world increasingly shaped and defined by data.
Yale Explores will be at the Kimpton Born Hotel near Union Station (free valet parking) on Friday October 18th, starting at 6:30 pm. The event provides opportunities to meet other alumni and their guests, with a cocktail hour at the beginning and a reception after the panel. Registration is $25. BOLD alumni (graduates of all schools of the last decade) pay $15. The number of attendees makes this a special occasion to mix-and-mingle with fellow Colorado Yalies!
Yale Explores goes well beyond a typical alumni event and won’t be on the schedule regularly. For a glimpse into Yale Explores at other locations, watch this video.