Data Science CoLab

Demo Day

(October 11, 2018)


On October 11, 2018, join us at HHS Headquarters in room 800 to learn about the HHS Data Science CoLab, meet members of the inaugural cohort, and understand the new possibilities and challenges the Department faces as data science becomes common practice in today’s information age.

CoLab participants, data evangelists and practitioners will present case studies along with updates from CMS’ BlueButton 2.0, NIH’s Sync for Science and FDA’s INFORMED initiative. The day will highlight impactful projects that utilize approaches ranging from text mining, machine learning and classification, modeling, and visualization (among others) which all serve to enable better insights, automation and decision-support on behalf of the broad HHS mission.


12:30 pmIntroductionWill Yang
12:40 pmFoundations of Data ScienceMerav Yuravlivker (CEO, Data Society)
1:15 pmLightning presentationsCoLab Participants
1:35 pmBREAK
1:45 pmKeynoteEd Simcox
(HHS Chief Technology Officer and Acting Chief Information Officer)
2:00 pmPanel:
Data Science x HHS – Transformational Changes Underway
Sean Khozin (FDA INFORMED)
Mark Scrimshire (CMS Blue Button 2.0)
Todd Simpson (HHS Chief Product Officer)

Nick Weber (NIH Common Fund)
Moderator: Kate Appel (HHS IDEA Lab)
2:45 pmLightning PresentationsCoLab Participants
3:05 pmBREAK
3:15 pmKeynoteScott Rowell
(HHS Assistant Secretary for Administration)
3:25 pmPanel:
Data Science in Practice – tips, tricks, and getting started
Jessica Bennett (ASA/Human Resources)
Cristan Farmer (National Institutes of Health)
Robin Streeter (Health Resources and Services Administration)
Moderator: Amanda Cash
(Director of Data Policy, ASPE)
4:10 pmPoster Sessions – Browsing and Q/AAll
5:00 pmHappy Hour400 E St SW – 3rd Floor