Stephanie Evergreen, author and data visualization expert
Wednesday, May 30 @ 8:00 AM
Dr. Stephanie Evergreen is best known for using a research-based approach to help researchers better present their data to stakeholders through more effective graphs, slides, and reports. A Fulbright scholar, her dissertation illustrated the extent of graphic design use in written research reporting. Her book, Effective Data Visualization, reached #1 on Amazon's bestsellers list, and she authors a popular blog on data presentation at StephanieEvergreen.com.
Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and NYT bestselling author
Friday, June 1 @ 10:00 AM
Cathy O’Neil is the author of the New York Times bestselling Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data
Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, which was also a semifinalist for the National Book Award.
She earned a Ph.D. in math from Harvard, was a postdoctoral fellow in the MIT math department, and a professor
at Barnard College where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry. She then
switched over to the private sector, working as a quantitative analyst for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the middle
of the credit crisis, and then for RiskMetrics, a risk software company that assesses risk for the holdings of hedge
funds and banks. She left finance in 2011 and started working as a data scientist in the New York start-up scene,
building models that predicted people’s purchases and clicks.
Cathy wrote Doing Data Science in 2013 and launched the Lede Program in Data Journalism at Columbia in 2014.
She is a columnist for Bloomberg View.