Daniela Paolotti gives the keynote speech at Women in Data Science in Santiago (Chile)

What is the role of women in data science in 2017? At ISI Foundation, it's a very considerable one, with almost the same number of female and male researchers working at the institute. However, in the global data science world the gender gap remains a significant issue: a matter that will be discussed at the Women In Data Science conference in Santiago, Chile.

Part of the Stanford Global Women In Data Science project, for the first time held in Chile, the conference will not only be an opportunity to discuss about gender equality in science, but it will give students, startups, researchers and professionals the chance to hear about the latest data science related research in multiple domains and to learn about the growing interest of leading-edge companies in this field.

The half-day conference will be co-hosted by the Data Science Institute and Girls in Tech and it will take place at the Torre Telefónica. ISI Foundation Research Leader Daniela Paolotti, who leads the Computational and Digital Epidemiology laboratory at ISI and coordinates the Influweb project, has been invited to give the keynote speech that will start the event (at 9.40), followed by a general WiDS presentation and by a panel with scientists, academics and business leaders.

Women in Data Science, Santiago (Chile), March 3rd 2017. Website: http://wids.udd.cl/2017