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Join the School of Data Science and Society for a portion or the entire day, discovering data science expertise across campus.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Please register online and email with any questions.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Carolina Union
209 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Check-in, Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

SDSS Words of Welcome​​

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote: Hsun-Ta Hsu​

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

10-minute Short Talks

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Panel Session

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.


12:50 p.m. -1:50 p.m.

Flash Talks

1:50 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Researcher Networking
​BS/BA Information Session
MADS Information Session

2:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Poster Session

4:20 p.m. – 4:50 PM

Closing Keynote

4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Award Announcements and Closing

8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Researcher Resource Fair

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Local Industry Resource and Opportunity Fair

Keynote Speakers

More information coming soon. 

Short Talks

We are now accepting submissions for our “short talks” sessions from faculty and staff researchers. Talks must be 10 minutes long in total.  

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, August 13, 2024 at 5 p.m. EST
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, August 30, 2024
Poster Session: Thursday, September 26, 2024 from 9:15-10:15 and 10:15-11:15 a.m. in the Carolina Union 

Submit a Short Talk 

Panel Discussion

More information coming soon. 

Poster Sessions

Data science has a transformative impact on scientific endeavors and societal well-being. This call aims to showcase innovative research conducted by Carolina undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs. The goal of the event is to foster collaboration, share knowledge, and create networking opportunities. 

Submission Deadline: Friday, Aug. 30, 2024 at 5 p.m. EST
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, September 6, 2024
Poster Session: Thursday, September 26, 2024 from 2:50- 4:30 p.m. in the Carolina Union (however, posters will be on display throughout the entire duration of the event) 

Submit a Poster Abstract

Resource Tables

More information coming soon. 

Coming Soon: Flash Talks

We will be accepting submissions for three-minute flash talks on existing research or research ideas surrounding the topic of “Data Science for Science and Society.” Submissions include only ONE slide of information. Submissions with more than one slide or that include animations will be denied.  

Talks will be selected randomly during the event, so not all will be presented. We will have printouts of slides available for researchers to reference during the researcher networking session.