Last Event: Mobility data in monitoring and forecasting COVID-19

The goal of this event was to discuss the promises and challenges of large-scale human mobility data, and the diversity of ways it’s used to understand SARS-CoV-2 spread and the behavioral/policy responses to the pandemic.

We apologize for the partial loss of video in the initial stages.

  • 9.00am

    Chris Volinsky, PhD

    Assistant Vice President, Data Science and AI Research, Chief Data Office, AT&T.


  • 9:05am

    Caroline Buckee

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


  • 9:25am

    Luca Ferretti

    Senior Researcher in Statistical Genetics and Pathogen Dynamics, Big Data Institute, Oxford University, UK.


  • 9.45am

    Andrew Schoeder, PhD

    Vice-president Research & Analytics for Direct Relief.


  • 10:05am

    Panel Q&A



Data drives the effort to beat COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging science and society to an unprecedented degree. Human lives and the future of our society are at stake. Containing the virus and “flattening the curve” of the pandemic depend on mounting a strong, coordinated, scientifically informed public health response which will, in turn, ultimately depend on having complete and accurate data from multiple data sources.

The COVID-19 Data Forum: is an ongoing series of multidisciplinary, webinars and online meetings for topic experts to discuss data-related aspects of the scientific response to the pandemic. The COVID-19 Data Forum is a joint project of the R Consortium and the Stanford Data Science Institute. The webinars are free and open to the public.

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Previous Meetings

Information on past meetings, events, conferences, webinars.

August 13, 2020 Webinar Recap

August 13, 2020 Webinar Recap

Beyond case counts: Making COVID-19 clinical data available and useful August 13, 2020

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Intro to the first meeting

Intro to the first meeting

Welcome everyone! to the first session of the COVID-19 Data Forum.

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May 14, 2020 Webinar Recap

May 14, 2020 Webinar Recap

The first COVID-19 Data Forum, co-sponsored by the Stanford Data Science Institute and the R Consortium, was held May 14, 2020.

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Organization and Partners

Organzing Committee

Joseph RickertChair, R-Consortium Board of Directors, R-Consortium >
John chambersAdjunct Professor, Stanford University >
Alison L. HillAssistant Professor, Institute for Computational Medicine, Johns Hopkins University >
Michael KaneAssistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Yale University >
Balasubramanian NarasimhanSenior Research Scientist, Department of Biomedical Data Sciences, Stanford University >
Chris MentzelExecutive Director Stanford Data Science, Stanford University >

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