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WiDS@AUB 2023: Opening & Welcome, Lama Moussawi, PhD​



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Dr. Lama Moussawi,  Associate Dean for Research, Associate Professor, and WiDS @AUB ambassador at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business at AUB gives the OSB welcome and opening remarks to the Women in Data Science at AUB 2023​


WiDS@AUB 2023: AUB Welcome, Fadlo R. Khuri, MD​


President Fadlo Khuri gives the AUB welcome and opening remarks to the Women in Data Science at AUB 2023​


WiDS@AUB 2023: OSB Welcome, Yusuf Sidani, PhD


Suliman S. Olayan School of Business Dean gives the OSB welcome and opening remarks to the Women in Data Science at AUB 2023


WiDS@AUB 2023: THE HUB & WiDS @AUB AGENDA OVERVIEW




The Hub & WiDS@AUB agenda overview Mariette Awad, PhD WiDS @AUB ambassador Director of AI, Data Science, and Computing Hub Associate Professor Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture American University of Beirut


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 1: Data Science for Disaster Planning, Talk 1


Priya Singh, Head of Evidence Generation, and Chief of Research, Innovation, and Analytics, Supply Chain Division, United Nations World Food Program, Rome, Latium, Italy.
On Beyond Crisis Response: How the World Food Program Supply Chain is Using Data and Analytics to Drive Impactful Change.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 1: Data Science for Disaster Planning, Talk 2



Hiba Baroud, PhD, A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation Faculty Fellow Associate Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Director of Graduate Recruiting for Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University, TN, USA
On Breaking Down Silos: The Interdisciplinary Power of Data Science in Disaster Resilience


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 1: Data Science for Disaster Planning, Talk 3


Suzana Maranhão Moreno, Blockchain Technology Strategy and Portfolio Manager, Frontiers Technology, The UN World Food Program Innovation Accelerator, United Nations World Food Programme, Rome, Italy
On Frontier Technologies for Disaster Management

WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 1: Data Science for Disaster Planning, Talk 4


Joline Uichanco, PhD, Associate Professor of Technology and Operation, Director, PhD program, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, MI, USA & Senior Research Scientist, Amazon, USA 
On Using Data for Disaster Preparedness in the Pacific Typhoon Belt: A Case Study of the Philippines.

WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 1: Data Science for Disaster Planning, Talk 5



Yessika Montiel, Senior Program Manager, Amazon, United Arab Emirates
On Incorporating Real-Time Data Analysis and Predictive Modeling into Crisis Management Plans for Amazon Logistics.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 2: Data Science for Public Policy Preamble – Sana El Hajj



Track 2: Data Science for Public Policy Moderated by Sana El Hajj, Lecturer, Finance, Founding member & Executive, Lebanese Private Sector Network, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 2: Data Science for Public Policy, Talk 1



Rima Turk Ariss, PhD, Senior Economist, Strategy, Policy, and Review Department International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., USA
On Using Data Analytics to Support and Inform Economic and Financial Policies.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 2: Data Science for Public Policy, Talk 2



Carole Al Sharabati, PhD, Founding Partner, Siren Analytics.
On Transforming the Public Sector with Technology and Artificial Intelligence.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 3: Data Science for Smart Cities Preamble – Sara Najem​



WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 3: Data Science for Smart Cities, Talk 1



Elsa Arcaute, PhD, Professor of Complexity Science, Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, London, United Kingdom.
On Socio-hydrological Resilience in Mexico City.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 3: Data Science for Smart Cities, Talk 2



Polly Hudson, Senior Research Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, Project Lead for Coloring Cities Research Program, Coloring London, Expert on Data for risk in Crisis Management London, United Kingdom.
On The Colouring Cities Research Programme- Developing a Global Network of Open Data Platforms on Building Stocks.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 3: Data Science for Smart Cities, Talk 3



Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysics, Applied Math and Statistics Department, Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA, Assistant Professor (on-leave), Department of Mathematics, Program in Computational Modeling and Data Analytics, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.
On How Data Science is Transforming Urban Geophysics.

WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 4: Data Science for Social Good Preamble – Talk 1




Elodie Ngoc-thy, Coordinator, Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA), WHO Regional Office for Africa; Yara El Moussaoui, Country Lead Support, Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA) WHO Regional Office for Africa.
On Putting Social Listening Data into Action: The Role of the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA) in Fighting Infodemics in Africa.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 4: Data Science for Social Good Preamble – Talk 2



Brigitte Khair-Mountain, Senior Strategic Advisor, Entrepreneur, Policy Analyst, United Nations Senior Women Talent Group, Founder of Gigthree, Dubai, UAE.
On  How Can Data Science Revolutionize Humanitarian Crises Response and Sustainable Human Development?


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 4: Data Science for Social Good Preamble – Talk 3



Angela Alzir Assy, Labor Market Specialist, The World Bank, Beirut. Samia Melhem, Global lead on Digital Capabilities, Digital Development Global Practice, The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA.
On Leveraging Data Science to Inform Programs and Policy Design.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Panel Discussion, Data Democratization in the Middle East and North Africa Economies



Moderated by Suzanne El Horr, Senior Risk Manager, Office of Innovation and Transformation, American University of Beirut.
Panelists: Angela Alzir Assi, The World Bank, Brigitte Khair-Mountain, Gigthree, Dubai, Carole Al Sharabati, Founding Partner, Siren Analytics.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 5: Data Science in Healthcare - Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, MD, MPH, FRCP



Track 5: Data Science in Healthcare Preamble Moderated by Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, MD, MPH, FRCP, Professor of Medicine, Founding Director, Calcium Metabolism and Osteoporosis Program, WHO CC for Metabolic Bone Disorders, Founding Director, Scholars in HeAlth Research Program, AUBMC, AUB, Bernard Lown Scholar, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 5: Data Science in Healthcare – Talk 1



Caroline Buckee, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, MA, MIT Tech Review’s 35 Innovators under 35, CNN top 10: Thinker and Foreign Policy Magazine’s Global Thinkers.
On Data Science in Crisis: Leveraging Data for Humanitarian Disaster Response.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Track 5: Data Science in Healthcare – Talk 2


Francesca Dominici, PhD, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science, Co-Director of the Data Science Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, MA.
On Data Science for Cleaner Air: Leveraging Machine Learning and Causal Inference to Tackle Air Pollution and Climate Disasters.


WiDS@AUB 2023: Closing Remarks – Lama Moussawi, PhD


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​Closing Remarks by Dr. Lama Moussawi, Associate Dean for Research at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business and WiDS @AUB Ambassador.



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