Columbia University's Jeannette Wing Named Feature Speaker at 2019 Internet2 Global Summit

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Jeannette M. Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and professor of computer science at Columbia University, will serve as a featured keynote speaker at the 2019 Internet2 Global Summit event. The talk, entitled “Data for Good: Data Science at Columbia,” will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC.

Wing will address how the recent convergence of big data, cloud computing, and novel machine learning algorithms and statistical methods are causing an explosive interest in data science and its applicability to all fields.

“As a community of researchers, scientists and technologists we understand the importance of seamless and trusted access to research data that supports collaboration and helps drive scholarship, creativity and innovation,” said Howard Pfeffer, president and CEO of Internet2. “Cloud computing and machine learning have both accelerated the possibilities of big data research. Dr. Jeannette Wing is a preeminent leader in the field of data science and her talk is a timely and welcomed perspective for our collective efforts as a community to support research and education.”

The 2019 Internet2 Global Summit event will convene research and education technology leaders from March 5-8 at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC hotel. It will feature two keynote addresses, presentations from noted subject-matter experts, and sessions focused on trust and identity, advanced networking, information security, and integrated solutions for research, scholarship and creativity. More information can be found on the 2019 Global Summit website.

A live netcast will be available at the event page, https://meetings.internet2.edu/2019-global-summit/detail/10005347/

About Internet2

Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.

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Business Wire: 14:00 GMT Monday 11th February 2019

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