New York University, Shanghai (NYU-SH) hosted the two-day symposium on on Data Science and Applications on November 21-22. The symposium brought together experts in Big Data from both industry and academics. The symposium not only addressed data science methodology, such as ‘deep learning’ and ‘data visualisation’, but also investigated data science applications, including applications in ‘smart cities’, ‘education’, ‘social networks’, ‘genomics’, ‘political science’ and ‘business’. The symposium included keynote talks by renowned thinkers in academics and industry, as well as exciting panels and tutorials.

The symposium had an exciting program with many industry and academic leaders. Some of the Keynote Speakers include Yong Li (Head of Precision Recommendation Center, Tecent), Xiaowei Shen (Head of IBM Research – China), Clay Shirky (Professor of New Media, NYU/NYU Shanghai), Claudio Silva (Professor of Computer Science and CUSP, NYU), Matthew Wang (Vice President, IBM), Huanming Yang (Chairman and Professor, Beijing Genomics Institute), and Kai Yu (Head of Baidu Institute of Deep Learning). The symposium also had a panel on big data in finance.