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Biomedical Data Science Day

Data Science for Everybody

The Center for Data Science and Informatics presents Biomedical Data Science Day 2020, a one-day event of immersive, interactive workshops and talks for anyone interested in data science.

From novices to experts, attendees will have the opportunity to dig deep into open source data sets, enhance their statistical knowledge, and learn new tools to navigate the computational biomedical sciences. Sessions will be led by experienced faculty, staff, students, and trainees from the Northwestern community and beyond.


Several sessions, including the introductory R and Python sessions, will have cloud computing environments available for participants. For those sessions, all you need is your laptop, an internet connection, and a web browser to participate. Learn more

Transportation Options

Prentice Women’s Hospital (250 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611) is most easily accessible via public transportation (CTA). Below are some options for your consideration.

By Train

From the Chicago Red Line stop, the event is about a 10 minute walk.

By Bus

A number of bus lines also serve the Streeterville area, including the 3, 66, 120, 121, and 157.

By Car

Click here to access an interactive parking map of Chicago to search for public parking lots and garages. You can also reserve your spot in advance via one of the following apps:

Event Details

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Prentice Women's Hospital
250 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Topics Will Include

  • Artificial intelligence in biomedical imaging and EHRs
  • Data science in Electronic Health records
  • Introduction to R and Python
  • Biostatistics
  • Data science in Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to AWS
  • Data visualization
  • Reproducible data science

Featured Speakers

  • Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD
    Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) and of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University
  • Charlton McIlwain, PhD
    Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU
    Author of Black Software
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