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​​​WiDS @AUB 2021 Opening Remarks – President & Dean’s Message​


Opening Remarks at the virtual Women in Data Science @AUB 2021 Conference, moderated by Dr. Lina Daouk-Öyry, Associate Professor, WiDS @AUB co-Ambassador

WiDS @AUB 2021 Keynote - Dr. Francoise Provencher, Staff Data Scientist, Shopify


Dr. Provencher shares data stories from Shopify about how COVID-19 was changing ecommerce for Shopify; the role of data scientists in breaking down the silos, how data insights were shipped quickly and often, and the role of Shopify’s solid data foundation in making this urgent and agile work possible.

WiDS @AUB 2021 Business Panel


How business are reinventing themselves: learnings from lockdowns and the way forward Moderated by Dr. Hoda Daou, MBC Media Solutions; Panelists: Dr. Ghida Ibrahim, Facebook; Dr. Francoise Provencher, Shopify; Laura Chaibi, Digital Research; This panel discusses how companies have adapted and started strategizing for a new way of conducting business and the transformed business model post pandemic.

WiDS @AUB 2021 Health track moderated by Prof Souha Kanj Sharara, Prof of Medicine, AUBMC


The health track titled “ Data, big data, mega data, and COVID-19”discusses how data science can be leveraged to monitor and understand pandemic and accelerate vaccine development. The first talk is by Dr. Rana Hajjeh, Director, World Health Organization, EMRO on The critical role of data for better preparedness and response to epidemics: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.

WiDS @AUB 2021 Tech talk 2-Dr. Maha Farhat, Assistant Professor, Harvard University


-on Pathogen sequencing revolutionizes surveillance of infections: Can we make it even better?

​​WiDS @AUB 2021 Tech talk 3-Dr. Carla Talarico, Senior Director, Moderna, USA


Use of real world data and bioinformatics to show effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and track SARS-CoV-2 variants.

WiDS @AUB 2021 Health Panel

Prof. Souha Kanj Sharara, AUBMC; Prof. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, AUBMC; Dr. Rana Hajjeh, World Health Organization, EMRO; Dr. Maha Farhat, Harvard University; Dr. Carla Talarico, Moderna; Dr. Carine Sakr, AUBMC; Dr. Mariette Awad, AUB MSFEA

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