Data Day 8.0 Event Program

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

9:20 a.m. | Updates from Carleton Institute for Data Science

Dr. Frank Dehne, Chancellor’s Professor & Director of the Institute for Data Science, Carleton University

9:40 a.m. | SESSION 1: Trust and Ethics in AI

A fireside chat about trust & ethics in AI, automation, blockchain and data analytics from a government, private sector and legal perspective.

Session Leaders:

  • Dr. Tracey P. Lauriault, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University
  • Dr. Gordana Tešić, Shopify


  • Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, Director of the Centre for Technology, Law and Policy
  • Amy Bihari, Senior Manager, Data Teams and Trustworthy AI, Government of Ontario
  • Var Shankar, Senior Manager, Responsible AI Institute
  • Wendy Foster, Director of Engineering and Data Science, Shopify

11 a.m. | SESSION 2: New Faces at Carleton University

This session will introduce some new faculty in data science and their research interests.


  • Dr. Maria DeRosa, Interim Dean of Science, Carleton University


  • Dr. Alan Tsang, School of Computer Science, Carleton University
  • Dr. Carlos Rossa, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
  • Dr. Sanjeena Dang, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University
  • Dr. Koreen Millard, Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University

12 to 1:30 p.m. | LUNCH & POSTER SESSION

Poster competition participants (individuals and teams) will be available for questions and presentations.

1:30 p.m. | SESSION 3: AI and Health Care

AI researchers, clinicians, and industry on collaboratively transforming medicine, in hospitals and at home. What are the risks and opportunities of the current AI revolution and how does it apply to medicine?

Session leaders:

  • Dr. James Green, CUIDS, Carleton University
  • Dr. Majid Komeili, CUIDS, Carleton University


  • Dr. Katie Fraser, National Research Council of Canada
  • Dr. Andrew Seely (MD & PhD), Founder & CEO Therapeutic Monitoring Systems
  • Dr. Babak Taati, KITE researcher in complex rehabilitation science

2:30 p.m. | SESSION 4: Careers in Data Science & AI/ML

In this session we will hear about the journey and experiences of professionals who made their careers in Data Science. What’s important to consider and what to look for when approaching a career in Data Science?


  • Robin Grosset, MindBridge
  • Darrell Bridge, City of Ottawa


  • Robin Grosset, Chief Technology Officer, MindBridge
  • Nevena Francetic, Senior Data Science Manager, Shopify
  • Beth Rudden, Principal Data Scientist – Cognitive & AI Services, IBM
  • Vinh Nguyen, Senior Statistics & Data Consultant, City of Ottawa

3:30 p.m. | SESSION 5: The Future in Data Science

Hear from industry leaders as to their thoughts on the next developments in Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning.


  • Chris Lannon, Director Partnerships, OVPRI, Carleton University


  • Josh Gillmore, Principal Solutions Engineer, Tableau
  • Dr. Aali Alizadeh, Chief Technology Officer, Giatec
  • Erin Kelly, CEO and Co-Founder, Advanced Symbolics, Inc.

4:30 p.m. | Poster Winners Announced, Closing Remarks