October 20, 2020

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The 3rd Carnegie Mellon University Open Science Symposium

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Hosted Virtually on Zoom

In conjunction with AIDR 2020, October 19, 2020


Slides and recordings are now online in our Open Science Framework repository and YouTube.

Also, read a summary of both AIDR and Open Science Symposium in this conference report.


We are excited to invite all students, data users, and researchers to join us at the third annual CMU Open Science Symposium, taking place virtually on Zoom. The symposium will build awareness and support for the adoption of open research practices and encourage innovative ideas about data sharing.

The full day program will feature talks from researchers, tool developers, and publishers; panel discussions; and networking opportunities.

This dynamic and interactive symposium will accelerate interdisciplinary collaborations at Carnegie Mellon University and beyond. We look forward to you joining us at this fun and rewarding event!

Check out our previous events:
Open Science Symposium 2019 [website] [videos and slides]
Open Science Symposium 2018 [website] [videos and slides]


Albert Presto

Associate Research Professor
Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
Carnegie Mellon University

Alexxai Kravitz

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University

Ciera Martinez

Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences Lead
Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Justin Kitzes

Assistant Professor of Spatial Macroecology
University of Pittsburgh

Kari Jordan

Executive Director
The Carpentries

Kathleen Carley

Professor of Computer Science
Institute for Software Research
Carnegie Mellon University

Keith Webster

Dean of Libraries
Carnegie Mellon University

Marina Sirota

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco

Richard Sever

bioRxiv & medRxiv

Sarah Kiden

Marie Curie Research Fellow
Northumbria University and Mozilla

Saskia de Vries

Assistant Investigator
Allen Institute for Brain Science

William Thompson

Postdoctoral researcher
Karolinska Institutet

Varsha Khodiyar

Data Curation Manager
Springer Nature


Tuesday, October 20 (All times are in EST)

Time Speaker Talk Title
10:00AM – 10:10AM Opening and Housekeeping
10:10AM – 11:25AM Session 1
Al Presto
Associate Research Professor, Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Carnegie Mellon University
Open Data and Air Quality in the Center for Air, Climate, and Energy Solutions
Varsha Khodiyar
Data Curation Manager, Springer Nature
Data stewardship during article publication in the quest towards Open Science
William Thompson
Postdoctoral researcher, Karolinska Institutet
Dataset Decay: the limitations for confirmatory studies on open data (and possible solutions)
11:25AM – 11:45AM Coffee Break/Slack Discussion
11:45AM – 1:00PM Session 2
Richard Sever
Co-Founder, bioRxiv & medRxiv
Communicating at the speed of science
Kathleen Carley
Professor of Computer Science, Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University
Social Influence and Disinformation in Cyberspace
Sarah Kiden
Marie Curie Research Fellow, OpenDoTT, Northumbria University and Mozilla
Openness for Internet Policy and Building Equity
1PM – 2:00PM Lunch & Networking on gather.town (or equivalent)
2:00PM – 3:15PM Session 3
Saskia de Vries
Assistant Investigator, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Creating and sharing large-scale in vivo physiology datasets
Lex Kravitz
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University
A high-throughput vision for behavioral neuroscience
Marina Sirota
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
Enabling precision medicine in neonatology, an integrated repository for preterm birth research
3:15PM – 3:40PM Lightning Talks
3:40PM – 4:00PM Snack break/Slack Discussion
4:00PM – 5:15PM Session 4
Kari Jordan
Executive Director, The Carpentries
“I wanna dance with somebody”: How personal values drive inclusion in data science communities
Justin Kitzes
Assistant Professor of Spatial Macroecology, University of Pittsburgh
Lessons learned from 31 case studies in the practice of reproducible research
Ciera Martinez
Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences Lead, Berkeley Institute for Data Science
Alternative research products within the life cycle of a data science research project
5:15PM – 5:25PM Closing Remarks: Keith Webster, Dean of Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University
5:25PM – 6:30PM Social Hour on gather.town (or equivalent)



Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Melanie Gainey
Huajin Wang
Katie Behrman
Neelam Bharti
Hannah Gunderman
Ann Marie Mesco
Sarah Young