American University of Beirut

Women in Data Science WiDS@AUB

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WiDS at AUB is an independent event organized by the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business to be part of the WiDS Worldwide mission to increase the participation of women in data science and to feature outstanding women doing outstanding work. Everyone is invited to attend WiDS  events, which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work. WiDS AUB is the largest regional event worldwide, bringing in Arab and international female leaders in Data Science to Beirut. Registration is free of charge.​​​



Guide. Inspire. Educate

The Women in Data Science at the American University of Beirut Initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support Arab women in the field. This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science research in different fields, learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging data science for success, and connect with potential mentors, collaborators, and others in the field. The event is directed towards business professionals, researchers, students.

Why Women in Data Science at AUB?

​WiDS AUB creates a platform for data scientists in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) to

  • Promote a higher representation of women in data science in the MENA region​​
  • Expose the latest data science research and practices globally and particularly in the Arab Middle East
  • Exchange ideas, encourage mentorship, and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Connect regional researchers and practitioners to pioneering global data science networks​

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