Training Biologically Expert Data Scientists Within Today's Academic Culture

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL21F (San Jose Convention Center)
Vicki L. Chandler, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Palo Alto, CA
Biological research training must incentivize students to obtain the skills required to leverage the ever increasing volume, variety and velocity of science data. Taking scattered courses does not suffice to build skills across computer science, mathematics and the life sciences. In an academic culture that values domain over interdisciplinary expertise, we must rethink the training of biologically expert data scientists, and create institutions where data-savvy biologists can thrive.