The mission of the Voices of Data Science conference is to provide a platform to amplify the voices of data scientists, specifically those from underrepresented communities. We aspire to build a strong and inclusive network of data scientists with a shared vision to use data science for common good. We welcome and value participants of all identities and invite you to become a part of our community! 

Voices of Data Science 2021 features talks from data scientists working in a myriad of application areas, from healthcare to the social sciences and more. This year, we celebrate and showcase the success of women (cis and trans) and non-binary data scientists. 

Attend talks and discussions featuring accomplished data scientists, network with peers, mentors and industry sponsors and showcase your work in the student poster session! Come, be a part of “Voices of Data Science”!

Highlights of Voices of DS

Connect From Anywhere

Completely virtual, attend from anywhere around the globe

Get Inspired

Learn from the best data scientists and how they utilize data science for the common good

Networking Opportunity

Interact with industry recruiters and grow your network

Share Your Ideas

Showcase your work in poster sessions, and discover work by your peers

Win Prizes

Opportunity to win free exciting prizes & other swags

Accessibility support

ASL Interpreter support for all talks in the event


Amy McGovern

Lloyd G. and Joyce Austin Presidential Professor,
School of Computer Science and School of Meteorology,
University of Oklahoma

Susan Dumais

Technical Fellow & Managing Director,
Microsoft Research New England,
New York City and Montreal

Rumman Chowdhury

Founder and CEO, Parity AI

Amy Beth Prager

Applied mathematician advocate for
underrepresented groups in STEM

Hima Lakkaraju

Assistant Professor,
Harvard University

Laura Balzer

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics,
University of Massachusetts Amherst


Kasthuri Jayarajah

Research Fellow and Adjunct Faculty,
Singapore Management University

Simone Nsutezo Fobi

PhD student in Mechanical Engineering,
Quadracci Sustainable Engineering Lab,
Columbia University

Priya L. Donti

Co-founder and chair,
Climate change AI

Su Lin Blodgett

Postdoctoral Researcher,
Microsoft Research Montréal

Laure Thompson

Assistant Professor,
College of Information and Computer Sciences,
UMass Amherst

Jigyasa Grover

Machine Learning Engineer,
Twitter Inc.

Katie House

Junior Data Scientist,

Ivana Williams

Staff Research Scientist,
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Maryclare Griffin

Assistant Professor,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
UMass Amherst

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