5 Mar 09:00
- 16:00

Women in Data Science Maastricht

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. 

​WiDS started as a conference at Stanford in November 2015. Now, WiDS includes a global conference, with approximately 150+ regional events worldwide; a datathon, encouraging participants to hone their skills using a social impact challenge; and a podcast, featuring leaders in the field talking about their work, their journeys, and lessons learned. ​

We are happy to announce that there will be a Maastricht edition of WiDS on 5th March 2020 ! We have a line-up of fantastic speakers by Women doing Data Science (see Agenda below). To save your spot, please register before 28th Feburary!

WiDS Maastricht is an independent event organized by Amrapali Zaveri and Visara Urovi (Institute of Data Science, Maastricht University) to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work.

This conference is partially funded by Diversity and Inclusivity Grant of Maastricht University and the Aspasia grant from NWO.


Time Session
09:00  Breakfast & Registration
09:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks
09:45 Talk 1: Prof. Lisette Van Gemert, University of Twente
10:15 Talk 2: Prof. Stavroula Mougiakakou, Bern University
10:45 Break
11:00 Talk 3: Dr. Sofie De Broe, Central Bureau of Statistics 
11:30 Talk 4: Dr. Helena Deus, Elsevier
12:00 Lunch & Table Discussions
13:00 TBD

Panel Discussion: Future of Data Science

Moderators: Visara Urovi and Amrapali Zaveri, Institute of Data Science, Maastricht University

Panelists: Prof. Stavroula Mougiakakou; Prof. Sophie De Broe; Dr. Helena Deus

  Technology Vision Talks
14:10 Talk 1: Wanting Huang, Accenture
14:30 Talk 2: Dr. Lyana Curier, Central Bureau of Statistics 
14:50 Prize Ceremony: Winners of the Data Science Competition
Short Presentation from the winning team
15:05 Prize Ceremony: Winners of the Datathon
Short Presentation of the datathon challenge
15:20 Closing Remarks
15:30 Cocktail Reception & Networking


WiDS Regional Ambassadors

  • Visara Urovi, Associate Professor, Institute of Data Science, Maastricht University
  • Amrapali Zaveri, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Data Science, Maastricht University