Anton Zhang, Data Scientist for the Ken Kennedy Institute remarked that the "The DS C2C seminar series provides us a unique gateway not only to learn about other data scientists’ works and methodologies, but also to appreciate the potential of data research in diverse fields such as healthcare, environmental protection, and social impact. A few of my favorite talks include Dr. Lydia Kavraki’s talk, in which she discussed the new tasks and opportunities offered to robotics by data, and Dr. Rosemary Gillespie’s talk, in which she explored the roles data can play in better understanding and preserving biodiversity."
In the first half of 2021, we hosted five seminars, each featuring one faculty member and one postdoctoral fellow from two universities. Each speaker gave a 20-minute talk about ongoing projects and motivating issues, followed by 20 minutes of discussion with the audience. These seminars are the launching point for follow-on research discussion meetings which will hopefully lead to fruitful collaborative research.