Organizing Committee
  • Jessica Libertini
    Joint Special Operations University
  • Victor Piercey
    Ferris State University
  • Tian An Wong
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
Abstract

How can quantitative science inform policy decisions? This workshop is designed to help mathematicians and data scientists leverage their expertise to contribute positively to social justice efforts ranging from small town issues to global concerns. It is intended for those interested in data science, mathematical modeling, and policy interventions.

The main technical skill that the workshop will focus on is data storytelling, specifically with an eye towards policy. Data storytelling includes a mix of rhetorical and technical skills. On the technical side, these skills include data visualization, conclusion description, crafting human stories from data (example: the “middle third” technique), all done effectively and ethically, with an eye toward the audience and purpose of the communication. Participants will be exposed to other technical skills through four projects, each of which will have its own project leadership team. In advance of the workshop, participants will be asked to review the project topics and the technical skills each project is meant to develop and will be asked to rank order their group preferences. The plan over the 4-day period is broken into two days of presentations with active participation and exercises, one day of group work on a team project, and one day of presentations/feedback/next steps.

Confirmed Speakers & Participants

Talks will be presented virtually or in-person as indicated in the schedule below.

  • Speaker
  • Poster Presenter
  • Attendee
  • Virtual Attendee

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
  • 8:30 - 8:50 am EDT
    Check In
    Check In - 11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 8:50 - 9:00 am EDT
    Welcome
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Misha Kilmer, Tufts University
  • 9:00 - 9:50 am EDT
    Program Overview
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Kevin Bales, U. of Nottingham
    • Ashley Greene, Keene State College
    • Joseph Hibdon, Northeastern Illinois University
    • Jessica Libertini, Joint Special Operations University
    • Jenny Mercado, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
    • Tamara Nopper, Rhode Island College
    • Albert Nyarko-Agyei, The Rights Lab
    • Victor Piercey, Ferris State University
    • Mary Kate Soliva, Guam Human Rights Initiative
    • Tian An Wong, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 9:50 - 10:30 am EDT
    Panel 1A
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Panelist
    • Cristopher Moore, Santa Fe Institute
  • 10:30 - 11:10 am EDT
    Panel 1B
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Panelist
    • Karen Saxe, American Mathematical Society
  • 11:10 - 11:20 am EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 11:20 - 11:50 am EDT
    Panel 1 Q&A 1
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Panelists
    • Cristopher Moore, Santa Fe Institute
    • Karen Saxe, American Mathematical Society
  • 11:50 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Instructions
    Pre - Lunch Meeting - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Jessica Libertini, Joint Special Operations University
    • Victor Piercey, Ferris State University
    • Tian An Wong, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 12:00 - 1:15 pm EDT
    Levels of Action Lunch & Learn
    Working Lunch - 11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 1:15 - 1:55 pm EDT
    Panel 1C
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Panelist
    • Winnie Nakiyingi, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda
  • 1:55 - 2:35 pm EDT
    Panel 1D
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Panelist
    • Illah Nourbakhsh, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2:45 - 3:15 pm EDT
    Panel 1 Q&A 2
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Panelists
    • Winnie Nakiyingi, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda
    • Illah Nourbakhsh, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 3:15 - 3:30 pm EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm EDT
    Leader Introduction and Breakout Groups
    Group Presentations - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Speaker
    • Ashley Greene, Keene State College
    • Project Leaders
    • Kevin Bales, U. of Nottingham
    • Joseph Hibdon, Northeastern Illinois University
    • Jenny Mercado, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
    • Tamara Nopper, Rhode Island College
    • Albert Nyarko-Agyei, The Rights Lab
    • Victor Piercey, Ferris State University
    • Mary Kate Soliva, Guam Human Rights Initiative
    • Tian An Wong, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 4:30 - 5:00 pm EDT
    Report Out
    Group Work - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm EDT
    Reception
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
  • 9:00 - 9:15 am EDT
    Welcome
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
  • 9:15 - 9:55 am EDT
    Panel 2 A
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Panelist
    • Selena Fisk, Dr Selena Fisk Pty Ltd
  • 9:55 - 10:35 am EDT
    Panel 2 B
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Panelist
    • Michael McGlasson, The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University
  • 10:45 - 11:15 am EDT
    Panel 2 Q & A 1
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Panelists
    • Selena Fisk, Dr Selena Fisk Pty Ltd
    • Michael McGlasson, The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University
  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm EDT
    Group Work
    Assigned Group Space
  • 12:15 - 1:15 pm EDT
    Lunch/Free Time
  • 1:15 - 1:55 pm EDT
    Panel 2 C
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Panelist
    • Sorin Matei, Purdue University (Virtual)
  • 1:55 - 2:35 pm EDT
    Panel 2 D
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Panelist
    • Samuel Sinyangwe, Police Scorecard (Virtual)
  • 2:45 - 3:15 pm EDT
    Panel 2 Q & A 2
    Panel Discussion - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
  • 3:15 - 3:30 pm EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm EDT
    Group Work
    Assigned Group Space
  • 4:30 - 5:00 pm EDT
    Report Out
    Group Work - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
Thursday, June 22, 2023
  • 9:00 - 10:30 am EDT
    Group Work
    Assigned Group Space
  • 10:30 - 10:50 am EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 10:50 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Group Work
    Assigned Group Space
  • 12:00 - 1:30 pm EDT
    Lunch/Free Time
  • 1:30 - 3:10 pm EDT
    Group Work
    Assigned Group Space
  • 3:10 - 3:30 pm EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm EDT
    Group Work
    Assigned Group Space
  • 4:30 - 5:00 pm EDT
    Wrap Up
    Closing Remarks - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, June 23, 2023
  • 9:00 - 10:00 am EDT
    Group Work
    Assigned Group Space
  • 10:20 - 11:00 am EDT
    Group Work (Presentation Preparation)
    Group Work - Assigned Group Space
  • 10:30 - 10:50 am EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 11:00 - 11:30 am EDT
    Pre-Lunch Activity
    Pre-Lunch Activity - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
  • 11:30 - 11:45 am EDT
    Group Photo (Immediately After Talk)
    11th Floor Lecture Hall
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm EDT
    Matrixed Cross-Pollination of Research Techniques Across Small Groups Working Lunch
    Working Lunch - 11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 1:00 - 1:35 pm EDT
    Group Presentation - Human Trafficking
    Group Presentations - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Project Leaders
    • Kevin Bales, U. of Nottingham
    • Albert Nyarko-Agyei, The Rights Lab
    • Mary Kate Soliva, Guam Human Rights Initiative
  • 1:35 - 2:10 pm EDT
    Group Presentation - Environmental Justice
    Group Presentations - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Project Leaders
    • Joseph Hibdon, Northeastern Illinois University
    • Jenny Mercado, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
  • 2:10 - 2:45 pm EDT
    Group Presentation - Policing
    Group Presentations - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Project Leaders
    • Tamara Nopper, Rhode Island College
    • Tian An Wong, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2:45 - 3:20 pm EDT
    Group Presentation - Genocide
    Group Presentations - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Speaker
    • Ashley Greene, Keene State College
    • Project Leader
    • Victor Piercey, Ferris State University
  • 3:20 - 3:40 pm EDT
    Coffee Break
    11th Floor Collaborative Space
  • 3:40 - 4:40 pm EDT
    Session on Opening Doors
    Tutorial - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Jessica Libertini, Joint Special Operations University
    • Victor Piercey, Ferris State University
    • Tian An Wong, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 4:40 - 5:00 pm EDT
    Wrap up and Appreciation
    Closing Remarks - 11th Floor Lecture Hall
    • Jessica Libertini, Joint Special Operations University
    • Victor Piercey, Ferris State University
    • Tian An Wong, University of Michigan-Dearborn

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