The 2019 Yale Day of Data is centered around the theme of Data Privacy, which emphasizes the challenges of balancing abundant information and openness in research with concerns about privacy and surveillance.

Yale researchers work in international collaboration on questions of global impact to solve problems across the sciences and social sciences, including public policy, public health, social justice, the environment, and beyond.

The Day of Data will be held on December 6, 2019, at the Yale Law School. Please see the schedule at the link below for more information.

On the Eve of Data (December 5), events are planned around campus, including a poster session to be held from 4-6 PM in the CSSSI 24/7 space. Members of the Yale community are welcome to submit posters that display the diverse ways data is collected and analyzed in our community.

Our guest keynote is Catherine Stihler, Chief Executive Officer, Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF). Stihler has decades of experience in politics as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Scotland, an elected position. During her career, she has worked on digital policy, citizen online data protection, copyright reform, and the role of AI and automation. As the CEO of the OKF, she brings this experience to the new and exciting challenge of helping civil society groups access and use data to take action on important issues.

Our afternoon keynote is Asha Rangappa, Director of Admissions and Senior Lecturer at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where she teaches National Security Law and related courses. Professor Rangappa served in the FBI for several years, specializing in counterintelligence investigations. She is a legal and national security analyst for CNN and has written numerous op-eds for major national and international news sources on national security.

This year, our panelists include:

  • Elisa Celis, Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science
  • Professor Samah Fodeh, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
  • Stephen Latham, Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and Senior Research Scholar, Department of Political Science
  • Kenneth Kidd, Professor Emeritus of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine
  • Nathaniel Raymond, Lecturer, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
  • Tiffany Li, Yale Law School, involved in the Information Society Project

Administrator speakers include Heather K. Gerken, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, and Peter Schiffer, Vice Provost for Research and the Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Physics.

Registration for the Day of Data will open in late October.

The Day of Data is sponsored by the Yale University Library, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and the Yale Center for Research Computing.

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About Our Talks and Panels
Poster Session
The poster session will be held on Thursday, December 5, from 4:00-6:00 PM in the CSSSI 24/7 Space. More details will be available soon.