Dear fellow BDSers,
Welcome to the first (of many) yearly Behavioural Data Science (BDS) reunions! We invite all current and former students and staff members of the BDS Master’s track at the University of Amsterdam to join us for a virtual get-together. The event will be thought-provoking, interactive, and provide space for catching up!
Our keynote speaker this year is Josine Verhagen. After obtaining her PhD in psychometrics and quantitative psychology from the University of Twente and doing a postdoc (and short stint as assistant professor) at the Department of Psychological Methods at the University of Amsterdam, Josine continued her career in Silicon Valley in the United States. She is currently the Senior Director of Psychometrics and Data science at Kidaptive, a company that focuses on using data science to improve digital educational products. Josine will talk to us about her career path and give some recommendations for starting data scientists with backgrounds in the social sciences!
The event will take place on Friday, the 9th of April 2021. Due to the current pandemic, this first version will take place in an online setting.
6:30 pm: Welcome + update by Abe Hofman about the current BDS programme
7:00 pm: Talk + Q & A with Josine Verhagen
8:00 pm: Informal session and social activities
9:45 pm: Closing
Joining the event will be free of charge. If you are planning to join the event, please register via the link below to receive updates and the relevant online meeting links.
Whether or not you are attending this event, it would be awesome if you could fill in this survey we have created to get a better idea of what BDSers are up to these days: https://tudelft.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aYjwR2J69ujD5uS.
As mentioned above, the BDS yearly reunion is intended as a recurring event. Whereas this first edition will be virtual, the idea for coming editions is to organize a physical event in Amsterdam with all current and former BDS students and staff members. We believe that it would be fantastic to have this one event every year, where everyone returns to Amsterdam and the UvA campus to learn about interesting BDS topics, reconnect with the people they studied with, and form new connections with other BDSers. We would like this to support a thriving BDS community and give all of us the opportunity for a yearly fun evening or weekend!
We look forward to seeing you on the 9th of April!