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Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX

Wednesday, June 19 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Plenary Session: Patti Ordóñez - The Importance of Data Science for Puerto Rico Post Hurricane María

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Data science is an interdisciplinary field that tackles complex problems using statistics, computing, math and domain knowledge.  The impact of data science in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria was unforeseeable. Seeing Puerto Rico as a microcosm of the United States, I will demonstrate why it is important for all students and teachers in the US to learn how to do data science.

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Patti Ordóñez

Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras
I am an Associate Professor in the Computer Science faculty at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras and thereby fulfilling two lifelong and one unexpected midlife dreams - living in a Spanish speaking country, having the opportunity to make a greater difference in the world, and becoming a professor. My research interests are in applying machine learning, data mining, and visualization... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
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