Events

Data Science in Human Behavior Conversation Library

Webinars, Conversations & Assistance

The Psychology master’s program is proud to present a series of webinars to engage meaningful discussions in the behavioral data science community. In addition to program overview webinars, there are conversations with folks in industry, conversations about social impacts, and conversations with our faculty.  We discuss the types of real-world behavioral data science problems that are faced in industry, non-profits and government agencies. Below you will find recordings of our previous webinars to peruse at your leisure! Let us know if you have any additional questions.

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Upcoming Events in Spring 2024

Faculty Chats! 

Thursdays from 8:30-9a CT (1:30-2p GMT) Nov 9th, Nov 30th, Dec 14th, Jan 11th and Jan 25th.

If you are interested in our program and want to meet the faculty, join us for an informal conversation where we can answer your questions and get to know each other.

Program Overview with Caitlin Roa

Want to learn more about our program, if it is right for you and kinds of projects for your capstone.

 

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Student Panel in March

Hear from our current students about their projects and experience in the program.

Details to come!

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Conversations about Social Impacts

Hear about the kinds of problems that folks with expertise in Data Science and Human Behavior will be able to solve in government agencies.

Learn about how data scientists can use data and AI fairly, equitably and make positive social impacts.

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Program Overview with Director Tim Rogers

  • What is Data Science
  • Why should you care
  • What makes our program different

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Conversations about Careers in Industry

Learn from professionals about:

  • Data science challenges in industry
  • Skills necessary for this work
  • The importance and high demand of this skillset
  • Advice for prospective students

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Program Assistance with Enrollment Coach Emma Davis

  • Application Process
  • Application Requirements
  • Statement of Purpose

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Conversations with our Faculty

Hear from faculty about:

  • What you will learn in their courses
  • What excites them about the program
  • How social events are incorporated into the program
  • How they bring their interesting research into courses

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Industry Non-Profit & Government Agency Panel

  • Kinds of data
  • Ongoing Projects
  • Needed Skills

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Conversations about Data Science Careers in Industry

In this Conversation with John Dolan, Head of Enterprise AI Solutions Sales at Google, learn about:

  • Data science challenges that folks at Google are interested in
  • Skills necessary for this work
  • What excites John Dolan about our new master’s program
  • Advice for prospective students!

Alyson Blawat, Customer Relationship Marketing Director at Blain’s Farm & Fleet, has 14 years of corporate retail experience from Kohl’s and Harley Davidson Motor Company. Throughout her career, she has been able to experience opportunities that led her to develop strong technical, analytical and business acumen that helps bring brands to life through omni-channel experiences. Hear from Alyson about the importance of this skillset for any field.

Conversations about Social Impacts

Hear from Kara Kratowicz, Performance Excellence Specialist at the City of Madison as she describes the kinds of problems that folks with expertise in Data Science and Human Behavior will be able to solve.

Hear from Rebecca Rapp, General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer for Ascendium Education Group, about current and ongoing projects using artificial intelligence (AI) and behavioral data that have pressing societal impacts such as reducing the student debt crisis via customized advice as well as ways AI can be used to provide legal services to underserved communities. Learn about how data scientists can use data and AI fairly, equitably and make positive social impacts.

Conversations with our Faculty

Watch this video with Psychology Professors, Karen Schloss, Emily Ward, John Curtin & Gary Lupyan. We have outstanding faculty who ask interesting research questions and create truly fascinating bodies of work.

In the Faculty Spotlight Webinar you will hear from the faculty:

  • What you will learn in their courses
  • What excites them about the program
  • How social events are incorporated into the program
  • Advise for prospective students

 


Data Science Panel from Industry, Non-Profit, & Government Agency

In this video you will gain a sense of the various ways that data science gets employed in industry, government, and non-profit organizations.

Hear from experts in the field about:

  • kinds of data they work with
  • projects that data analysts at their organization might work on
  • skills that make a good candidate for future work in their field

Don’t miss the advice where the experts answer this question:

What is the biggest change you have seen from 5 years ago to now and what do you expect to be the biggest change in the next 5 years?


Do you have a quick 10 mins?

Check out our Program Overview to learn:

  • What is Data Science?
  • Why should you care?
  • What makes our program different?

 


Ready to Apply, but want to learn more about how to make your application stand out?

Watch this Application Assistance Webinar to learn:

  • Application Process & Timeline
  • Required Application Materials
  • Tips for Writing your Statement of Purpose