Women Shaping the Future in the Data Sciences Panel

What: "Women Shaping the Future in the Data Sciences" 

Where: S107 PBB (Pappajohn Business Building, University of Iowa)

When: March 29th, 6:30pm-8:30pm



Dr. Tong Wang: 


  • Panelist
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • University of Iowa Assistant Professor
  • Second place winner of "Doing Good with Good OR", recipient of Women in Machine Learning travel scholarhip, SAHD student travel grant, Joan and Irwin Jacobs Presidential Fellowship, and LinkedIn Intern Women in Tech scholarship
  • Contributed to many publications and research, such as the study of characteristics in crime to predict and reduce future crimes, which has been implemented into certain police departments



Andrea Mascher: 


  • Panelist
  • University of Iowa: ITS, Institutional Data and Data Management: Senior Database Administrator
  • Co-load of the UI Women in Technology IT community and member of Iowa Tech Chicks' executive committee
  • Awarded a Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant by UI Chief Diversity Office
  • Team lead of the Microsoft SQL Server group, which supports the operations of thousands of databases, including the core Microsoft Business Intelligence infrastructure on campus


Dr. Padmini Srinivasan: 


  • Panelist, 
  • Ph.D., Information Transfer, 
  • University of Iowa Professor
  • Performs research on Twitter and other social media to find public perceptions on personality, life satisfaction estimates, and election trends
  • Data mines biomedical literature for information related to genes to find sentence imprints for genes and their function


Dr. Denise Szecsei: 


  • Moderator
  • Ph.D., Mathematics
  • University of Iowa Lecturer
  • WiCS Faculty Advisor
  • Performs outreach using NAO Robots, Cozmos, drones, and other technology to people of different age groups
  • Working on a project that enables first responders to efficiently gather data from a car crash and send it to the emergency room staff to enable trauma physicians to better prepare for incoming patients


Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


S107 PBB