Summer Undergraduate Data Science (SUDS) Research Program

Cohort Programming 2022

In addition to your research projects, SUDS Scholars across all research opportunities are provided with a full set of data sciences networking, academic, and professional development opportunities. Scholars must attend a minimum of 75% of the weekly speaker seminars, networking, and professional development opportunities and also participate in the DSI Research Day, submitting an abstract of their SUDS research.

The listing of sessions can be found below. We are aiming to offer activities in a hybrid form. Thus, students have the option to participate in person or virtually. Any in-person events will be held at the DSI – see here for location

For this year’s programming, the DSI is partnering some programming with the University of Toronto’s School of Cities and the Temerty Centre for AI Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM).

May
May 12
4-5 pm ET

In-person & virtual
Welcome & Orientation Welcome to the Data Sciences Institute: Inspiration and opportunities
Prof. Laura Rosella, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Associate Director, Education & Training, Data Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
May 13
10 am to 4 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Data Science Skills Day

Unix Shell
Dr. Kathy Chung
May 19
4-5 pm ET

Virtual

Seminar Series

Computer Vision in Long-Term Care - Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Babak Taati, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (KITE), University Health Network
May 20
10 am to 4 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Data Science Skills Day

Introduction to Python
Bryan Hong, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
May 20
4-5 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Professional Development Session

Moving our research to the web
Dr. Conor Klamann, Senior Research Software Developer, Data Sciences Institute
May 26
4-5 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Seminar Series

Computer-based drug design: are we there yet?
Dr. Matthieu Schapira, Temerty Faculty of Medicine and Structural Genomics Consortium
May 27
4-5 pm ET

Virtual

Professional Development Session

Visualizations
Lief Pagalan, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
June
June 2
4-5 pm ET

Virtual

Seminar Series

AI in Medicine from Bench to Bedside
Prof. Chris McIntosh, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
June 3
10 am to 4 pm ET

Virtual

Data Science Skills Day

Introduction to R
Dr. Anjali Silva, Department of Cell & Systems Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto
June 3
4-5 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Data Science @ Work

Non-profit Data Science
Daniel Liadsky, Managing Director, Purpose Analytics
June 9
4-5 pm ET

Virtual

Seminar Series

Data Science and Arctic Climate Change
Prof. Kent Moore, Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga
June 10
4-5 pm ET

Data Science @ Work

Tom Cardoso, Data Journalist, Globe & Mail
June 16
4-5 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Seminar Series

Everything you always wanted to know about sex chromosomes, but were afraid to ask
Prof. Lei Sun, Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Prof. Andrew Paterson, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
June 17
10 am to 4 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Data Science Skills Day

R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis
Johnny Dubois, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
June 17
10 am to 4 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Data Science @ Work

Aileen Schultz, Director, Data and Model Policy and Ethics, Thomson Reuters
June 23
4-5 pm ET

Virtual

Seminar Series

Modelling and Managing Water Systems for Mega Cities
Prof. David Meyer, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
June 24
4-5 pm ET

Virtual

Professional Development Session

Workshopping your abstract
New College Writing Centre
July
July 7

Deadline for SUDS Scholar to submit their SUDS project research abstract to SUDS.dsi@utoronto.ca
July 7
4-5 pm ET

In-person & Virtual

Seminar Series

A structured multivariate approach for removal of latent batch effects
Prof. Jun Young Park, Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science
July 8
4-5 pm ET

Virtual

Professional Development Session

All you need to know about GitHub
Dr. Tim Thomas, Research Training Lead, Berkeley Computational Social Science Training Program and Research Director, Urban Displacement Project at IGS & CCI
University of California, Berkeley
Offered by the School of Cities
July 14
4-5 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Seminar Series

Machine learning for materials design and additive manufacturing
Prof. Yu Zou, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
July 15
10 am to 4 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Data Science Skills Day

Introduction to SQL
Ciara Zogheib, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
July 15
4-5 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Data Science @ Work

Vik Pant, Partner, Data and Analytics, PwC Canada
July 21
4-5 pm ET

Virtual

Seminar Series

Evaluating the effects of COVID on research and researchers
Prof. Michelle Alexopoulos, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
July 22
4-5 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Data Science @ Work

Data science at BCG GAMMA: Applying AI at a global scale
Erik Drysdale, Senior Data Scientist, BCG GAMMA
July 28
4-5 pm ET

Virtual

Seminar Series

Exploring Quantum Chemistry using Quantum Computers
Dr. Viki Kumar Prasad, Edward S. Rogers Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto
July 29
10 am to 4 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Data Science Skills Day

Sampling
Ciara Zogheib, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
July 29
4-5 pm ET

Virtual

Data Science @ Work

Hareem Naveed, Director, Integrated Analytics, Munich Re
August
August 4
4- 5 pm ET

In-person & virtual

Seminar Series

Cellular, molecular and physical mechanisms of early heart development
Prof. Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto
August 5
4- 5 pm ET

Virtual

Professional Development Session

What’s Next? Your Career Questions
Saddiya Rose, Med., Career Educator, UofT Career Centre
• Identify and understand your options going forward post-graduation (grad school/ working/ entrepreneurship/volunteering)
• How to prepare for further education / grad school? Gap year?
• Discover and discuss career related decision-making models
• Learn about resources and supports available through the Career Centre
August 11
Time TBC

In-person & virtually

SUDS RESEARCH DAY!