The Yale Day of Data is an annual, University-wide event for Yale faculty, students, and staff. The 2017 Day of Data was held in Kroon Hall on Friday, December 1, 2017.

The theme for 2017 was “Data + Society.” True to its theme, it included presentations that focus on the complicated role of ever-increasing data in society.

Thursday, November 30, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Opening reception and poster session showcasing the work of Yale researchers.
Center for Science and Social Science Information, Kline Biology Tower, 219 Prospect Street.

Friday, December 1, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Keynote speakers, presentations, and panelists from Yale faculty and researchers, as well as invited guests.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street.

Keynote Speakers

  • Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
  • Sten Vermund, Dean of Yale School of Public Health

Invited Speakers

  • Elihu Rubin, Yale School of Architecture
  • Mark Abraham, DataHaven
  • Holly Rushmeier, Yale Department of Computer Science
  • Brad Gentry, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • Andrew McLaughlin, Yale Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking

In the spring term, we supplemented the Day of Data with our Spring Discussion Series. (In past years, we have held additional other events, such as a reproducibility workshop from the Center for Open Science in Spring 2016.)

This year (2018), we had three Day of Data Spring Discussion Series events:

  • 2/16, 2-3p, SML International Room: "Data in the Newsroom," Jake Kara, CT Mirror Data Editor
  • 3/2, 10:30a-12p, ISPS Policy Lab: "Why Reproducibility in (Social) Science Matters (and How to Get it Right)," Brian Earp, Yale University
  • 3/8, 2-3p, SML Lecture Hall: "An Algorithm Can Fatten Up a Lexicon," Stephanie Fielding, Yale Presidential Visiting Fellow and Lecturer in Linguistics

Browse the contents of Day of Data 2017:

Poster Session