Data science is at the heart of the mission of the Broad Institute, where researchers explore biological questions at scale, generate massive amounts of data, and leverage new approaches in computation and storage to conduct impactful studies.
Launched in 2014, the Leaders in Data Science (LiDS) speaker series introduces thought leaders in the data science field to the Broad Institute, promoting the exchange of ideas and insights.
Through LiDS, speakers gain a platform to share their observations about data science technology, culture, and enterprise. The lecture series also provides speakers with the opportunity to engage and inspire Broad employees, potentially provoking new ideas and paths for exploration. Reflecting the Broad community's tremendous interest in the technology ecosystem, many speakers have addressed data science in fields other than biomedical research, such as finance, transportation, and government.