Panelists/Presenters

Big Data panelists


**This year's Datapalooza programming will offer a number of great panel/presentation discussions. Please see the Panel Descriptions for more information on content.**

Data Research Across Grounds: Highlights

Opening Remarks by Karen R. Jackson, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Presenters

McIntire School of Commerce
Murray Research Professor and Associate Professor of IT
"Socio-Technical Predictive Analytics for Cybersecurity: A People, Process, and Technology Perspective"
 
 
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
"Fiscal Pain causes Physical Pain"
 
 
School of Nursing
Assistant Professor, Department of Family, Community & Mental Health Systems
"Neighborhood Poverty and Late Stage Breast Cancer Diagnosis"
 
 
School of Architecture
Director of Academic and Research Technology; Lecturer in Architecture
"Visualizing Complexity: 1+1=3"
 
 
  Paul Freedman, Associate Professor of Politics, 
David LeBlang, J Wilson Newman Professor of Governance, 
Hope McIntyreResearch Assistant in Data Science
College of Arts and Sciences
 
"Understanding Presidential Campaign Dynamics through Emoji Usage in Directed Tweets with Text Mining and Visualization"
 
 
School of Medicine
Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience; Director, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG)
"Immune Angle of Brain Function"
 
 
Curry School of Education
Research Assistant Professor
"Informing Virginia Policy through Longitudinal Data Analysis on School Attendance and Mobility"
 
 
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
 
 
 
 
Darden School of Business
Bank of America Research Professor of Business Administration
"The Political Economy of Consumption"
 

Breakout Session 1

Walking the Tightrope: Patient Care, Security, and Medical Research

Moderator

Linda R. Duska, MD, MPH
UVA School of Medicine--Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Research

 

 

Panelists

UVA Office of the Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
 
 
 
UVA School of Medicine--Center for Diabetes Technology
Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Diabetes Technology
 
 
 
UVA School of Medicine - Department of Public Health Sciences and Pathology
Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Biomedical Informatics
 

 

UVA School of Medicine - Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor and Assistant Director of Bioinformatics & Genetics, Center for Public Health Genomics
 
 
Paul Targonski, MD, PhD
UVA School of Medicine - Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor and Director for Clinical Research Initiatives
 

Breakout Session 1

The Business of Data

Moderator

Everette Fortner
UVA Career Center
Associate Vice President, Career and Professional Development/Adjunct Faculty
 
 
 

Panelists

William Casey
United Health Group
Director, Data Analytics and Security Innovation
 
 
 
Kevin Geraghty
AvalonBay Communities
Vice President, Data Analytics
 
 
 
CapTech Ventures, Inc.
Principal, Data Analytics
 
 
 
CIEK
President/Chief Data Scientist
 

Breakout Session 1

Becoming a Data-Enabled University | Chaired by Ron Hutchins

Moderator

UVA Vice President for Information Technology

 

 

Panelists

Jefferson Education Accelerator
The Founding CEO, Managing Director of JEA, which is the nation's first EdTech Accelerator program focused on helping growth-stage education companies scale nationwide while doing real efficacy research to prove that their products and services drive student achievement. JEA was launched in 2015 by the Curry School of Education, where Bart is a Research Associate Professor.
 
UVA Department of Politics
Associate Professor
 
 
 

Christina Morell

UVA Office of Institutional Assessment and Studies
Associate Provost and Director of Institutional Assessment and Studies
 
 
UVA Center for Politics
Media Relations Coordinator
 
 

Breakout Session 2

Impact and Innovation: Partnerships with Government and Industry

Moderator

UVA Applied Research Institute
Director

 

 

Panelists

UVA Department of Systems and Information Engineering
Associate Professor & Director for the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics
 

 

Johan Bos-Beijer

General Services Administration
Director, Analytics and Services (Acting Director/Senior Advisor for the Data Transparency Program with the U.S. Department of Treasury)
 
Chris Shenefiel
Cisco Systems
Advanced Security Research Group, Principal Engineer
 
 
 
UVA Licensing & Ventures Group
Executive Director
 
 

Breakout Session 2

Data from Gigabytes to Exabytes: Where and How to Store Data | Coordinated by Andrew Grimshaw

Panelists

Professor of Computer Science
 
 
 
 
Associate Professor of Computer Science
 
 
 
 
Alden Stradling
High Perfomance Computing Engineer
 
 
 
 
Information Security and Policy Analyst

 

Breakout Session 2

Presidential Fellows in Data Science | Chaired by Phil Trella

With support from the Office of the President, the Data Science Institute joined with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs to offer fellowships for interdisciplinary teams of graduate students to undertake collaborative research projects that leverage large data sets to advance knowledge in areas of high social impact.

“Predicting Community-Level Criminal Behaviors by Estimating Human Attitudes from Social Media”
Mohammad Al Boni
Systems and Information Engineering, advisor: Matthew Gerber
Jordan Axt
Psychology, advisor: Brian A. Nosek
Lin Gong
Computer Science, advisor: Hongning Wang
 
 
 
“Computational Law”
Faraz Dadgostari
Systems and Information Engineering, advisor: Peter A. Beling
Mauricio Guim
School of Law, advisor: Michael A. Livermore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Evaluating the Effects of Social Relationships on Brain Activities via High-Dimensional Differential Graphical Models”
Sara Medina-DeVilliers
Clinical Psychology, advisor: James A. Coan
Pan Xu
Systems and Information Engineering, advisor: Quanquan Gu
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Loneliness in an Age of Unprecedented Social Connection: Using Data Analytics to Explore the Role of Social Media in Bolstering or Impaining Well-Being”
Yu Huang
Systems and Information Engineering, advisor: Matthew Gerber
Brandon W. Ng
Psychology, advisor: Shigehiro Oishi
Adi Shakhed
Psychology, advisor: Gerald Clore
 
 
 
 
 
“The Role of Emotions in Political Discourse”
David Reinhard
Psychology, advisor: Gerald Clore
B. Kal Munis (not pictured)
Politics, advisor: Nicholas Winter
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Responsive Landscapes: Translating Environmental Data into Land Management and Design”
Stephanie Roe
Environmental Science, advisor: Deborah Lawrence
Bonnie-Kate Walker
School of Architecture, advisor: Leena Cho