PharmaDS Conference successfully held at UConn

Thrilled to share that the inaugural Pharmaceutical Data Science Conference ( at UConn (03/18 – 03/19) was a great success! A journey that took three years from its initial conception to fruition, this conference was spearheaded by elite members from pharmaceutical companies’ data science teams. I’m immensely proud to have collaborated with these incredible partners to bring this vision to life.

This unique conference bridged the entire data science lifecycle within the pharmaceutical sector, touching upon many critical application issues. Both UConn students and I have gained immensely from this experience.

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, aligning with the vibrant 800-person fireside chat on “Empowering Statistics in the Era of AI” just days prior. The discussions there resonated deeply with the essence of our conference, highlighting the crucial cross-talk and problem-driven training that current statistics education might overlook.

It’s a reminder of the transformative power of data science and the importance of fostering an environment where vital conversations across academia, industry, and government agencies can take place. Looking forward to many more milestones like this!