Creating a Data Science Ecosystem for Scientific, Societal and Educational Impact

Ilkay Altintas, Chief Data Science Officer, SDSC


Date: 2017-11-30
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Sanford Education Center, National University, 11355 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

Guest Speaker: Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Chief Data Science Officer

Host: National University


San Diego Supercomputer Center's Chief Data Science Officer, Ilkay Altintas, talks about the "new era of data science" as the third speaker in National University's Precision Education Distinguished Speakers Series.

Dr. Altintas has worked on many aspects of scientific computing and data science as both a principal investigator and as a chief data scientist across a wide range of cross-disciplinary NSF, DOE, NIH and Moore Foundation funded projects.

The new era of data science is here. Our lives and society are continuously transformed by our ability to collect meaningful data in a systematic fashion and turn that into value. The opportunities created by this change also come with challenges that push for new and innovative data management and analytical methods as well as translating these new methods to applications in many areas that impact science, society and education. Combining collaboration and the ability of multi-disciplinary teams to work together an communicate to bring together the best of their knowledge in education, business, data, and computing is vital for impactful solutions.


Dr. Ilkay Altintas's passion is leading collaborative multi-disciplinary computational data science teams to deliver impactful results that make their work more reusable, programmable, scalable and reproducible. Her work was applied to many scientific and societal domains, including bioinformatics, geo-informatics, high-energy physics, multi-scale biomedical science, computational drug discovery, smart cities, and smart manufacturing.

She is a co-initiator of and an active contributor to the popular, open-source Kepler Scientific Workflow System, and the co-author of publications related to computational science, data science and e-sciences at the intersection of workflows, provenance, distributed computing, big data, observatory systems,reproducibility, and software modeling.


Light lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to Pauline Hill, Office of the President, National University at or by phone to (858) 642-8802