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Alumni speak at Women in Data Science Conference

Rediet Abebe S.M. ’16 and Jean Liu, S.M. ’02 gave technical vision talks

Rediet Abebe

Rediet Abebe

Rediet Abebe S.M. ’16 (applied math) and Jean Liu, S.M. ’02 (computer science), gave talks during the Women in Data Science (WiDS) Worldwide Conference on March 8, 2021.

Abebe, a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and an incoming Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, gave a Technical Vision Talk titled “Roles for Computing in Social Justice.”

Jean Liu

Jean Liu

Liu, President of leading mobile transportation and local services platform Didi Chuxing, gave a technical vision talk titled “Be Great, Be You: Building Character and Resilience for Organizations of the Future."

In addition, incoming SEAS faculty member Fernanda ​Viégas, who is currently a principal scientist at Google, gave a keynote presentation titled “Data Visualization as Exploratory Medium: from Scientific Insight to Artistic Impression.”

Fernanda ​Viégas

Fernanda ​Viégas

The 24-hour WiDS Worldwide Conference, held on International Women’s Day, featured keynote addresses, technical talks, and panel discussions with more than 40 thought leaders around the world, from academia, industry, non-profits, and government.

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