07 Mar
14:00 - 18:00
Women in Data Science

WiDS Maastricht Conference 2023

The Institute of Data Science is pleased to announce the fourth edition of Women in Data Science (WiDS) Maastricht Conference. WiDS Maastricht will take place in-person on the 7th of March 2023. All genders are invited to attend! WiDS Maastricht features outstanding data science contributions from women working in data science, AI and related technical fields.

This technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and connect with others in the field. 
WiDS Maastricht is an independent event that is organized by Institute of Data Science at UM as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide events: Conferences, Datathons, and an estimated 200 WiDS Regional Events worldwide. Everyone is invited to attend all WiDS events which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work.

We cordially invite you to join us on the 7th! 

On the day of the conference, the speakers and the audience will focus and reflect on the impact of data science on the social good. Below you can find the preliminary program:


Time Activity Speaker(s) Title / Description
13:45 Welcome & registration    

WiDS Opening

Dr. Visara Urovi & Mirela Popa
Institute of Data Science, Department of Advanced Computing Sciences, Maastricht University.

14:15  Tech Talk 1 Dr. Isabelle de Zegher
Founder at B!loba.


Data for the common good, but what about "me"?


14:35  Keynote 1

Prof. Nava Tintarev
Full professor at Maastricht University


Interactive and adaptive explanation interfaces for recommender systems


Datathon Winner

Prize Ceremony by Chang Sun

Presentation  from the WiDS Maastricht Datathon winning team.


15:20  BREAK (20 minutes)    
15:40  Keynote 2 Prof. Mireille Hildebrandt, Research Professor
Vrije Universiteit Brussels
A Typology of Legal Technologies: the Challenge of Legal Protection by Design
16:10  Tech Talk 2

Dr. Fadila Zerka, Clinical Research Scientist at Median

Challenges and opportunities of Big Data for health care

16:30 Tech Talk 3

Cristiana PompeiJelena Grujic & Anabel MarĂ©chal
IT Deputy Director & Data engineer, Luminus & DataMinded

Running Data Science projects in the energy industry


BREAK (20 minutes)


17:20 Data Science Awards Prize Ceremony by Martina Kutmon Presentations of the finalists
17:35 Data Science Career Discussion

Moderator:  F.E.M

Panelists: Conference Speakers

View the career session
17:55 Closing Remarks (5 minutes)   Closing

Related Events

The WiDS Maastricht Datathon, preceding the WiDS Conference on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 February.

The Amrapali Zaveri Awards 2023: The Amrapali Zaveri Awards aim to recognize scholars for their contributions to the field of data science. 

The winners of the WiDS Datathon and the Amrapali Zaveri Awards will be announced during the conference on the 7th of March.

WiDS Regional Ambassadors

  • Visara Urovi, Associate Professor, Institute of Data Science, Maastricht University.
  • Chang Sun, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Data Science, Maastricht University.


WiDS Maastricht is organized by the Institute of Data Science at Maastricht University with support from DACS as well as FEM and MaCSBio. The WiDS Maastricht events are partially funded by an Aspasia-NWO Grant.

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