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November 7, 2019

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The 2nd Carnegie Mellon University Open Science Symposium

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Mellon Institute Library

We are excited to invite all students, data users, and researchers to join us at the second CMU Open Science Symposium, taking place at the Mellon Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The symposium will build awareness and support for the adoption of open research practices, and encourage innovative ideas about data sharing in the life sciences and related disciplines.

The full day program will feature talks from guest speakers including researchers, tool developers and publishers, panel discussions, an interactive session with poster and demos on research using open methods, and a networking reception.

This dynamic and interactive symposium will accelerate interdisciplinary collaborations among Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh, and other institutions. We look forward to you joining us at this fun, stimulating, and rewarding event!

Video and slides from presentations given at the first Open Science Symposium in October 2018 are openly available on the Open Science Framework here.


Dan Allan

Associate Computational Scientist
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Marcel Bruchez

Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University

Lisa Federer

Data Science and Open Science Librarian
National Library of Medicine

Casey Greene

Associate Professor
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Alexander Mathis

Co-developer of DeepLabCut
Harvard University

Daniela Saderi

Co-Founder and Project Director, PREreview
Former Mozilla Fellow for Science (2018)

Lynn M. Schriml

Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health
University of Maryland
Senior Editorial Board Member
Scientific Data

Carly Strasser

Director of Academic Alliances and Data Strategy
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Lenny Teytelman

Scientist & Cofounder

Timothy Verstynen

Associate Professor of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Carnegie Mellon University

Gregory Way

Postdoctoral associate
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Keith Webster

Dean of Libraries 
Carnegie Mellon University

Sara Weston

Assistant Professor of Psychology 
University of Oregon


Time Speaker Talk Title
8:30AM – 9AM Breakfast and Registration
9:00AM – 9:10AM Welcome and Opening Remarks: Keith Webster, Dean, CMU Libraries
9:10AM – 10:25AM Session 1
Lisa Federer
Data Science and Open Science Librarian, National Library of Medicine
Data Sharing and Reuse at the National Institutes of Health: Initiatives and Metrics
Alexander Mathis
Co-developer of DeepLabCut, Harvard University
DeepLabCut: a deep learning tool for fast, robust, and efficient 3D pose estimation
Casey Greene
Associate Professor, Integrative Genomics Lab, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Director, Childhood Cancer Data Lab, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Machine learning for rare diseases: the role of open data
10:25AM – 10:45AM Coffee Break
10:45AM – 12:00PM Session 2
Lenny Teytelman
CEO and Co-founder of
Sharing more openly and reproducibly does not have to be a burden
Carly Strasser
Director of Alliances and Data Strategy at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Where is open science in cancer research?
Lynn Schriml
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland, School of Medicine; Institute for Genome Sciences; Senior Editorial Board Member at Scientific Data
Open Genomic Metadata Tools & Data
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM – 2:15PM Session 3
Timothy Verstynen
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience Institute; Co-Director of the CMU-Pitt BRIDGE Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Rethinking the role of neuroimaging centers in the era of Big Brain Data
Sara Weston
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon; Past chair, Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science
The unique challenges of doing open science with pre-existing data
Daniela Saderi
Co-founder and Project Director at PREreview; Mozilla Fellow for Science
PREreview: Changing the who, how, and when of peer review
2:15PM – 2:35PM Snack Break
2:35PM –3:50PM Session 4
Marcel Bruchez
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry & Director of the Molecular Biosensors and Imaging Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Sharing physical resources, methods and data to enable research
Dan Allan
Jupyter and scientific Python ecosystem contributor, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Sharing Results and Environments with Jupyter and Binder
Gregory Way
Postdoctoral Associate, Image-Based Profiling and Genomics, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Using GitHub as an Open Science Lab Notebook
3:50PM – 4:00PM Closing Remarks: Ana Van Gulick, Open Science Program Director, CMU Libraries
4:00PM – 5:30PM Reception + Demo and Poster Session




Ana Van Gulick

Psychology & Brain Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Melanie Gainey

Biological Sciences & Biomedical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Huajin Wang

Biology & Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Hannah Gunderman

Research Data Management Consultant

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Katie Behrman

Institutional Repository Specialist

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries


Mellon Institute Library
4th Floor Mellon Institute
4400 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Entrance is on Bellefield Avenue.