The digital future: Computing, information and data science panel to feature University leaders

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Abby Butler


A University leaders panel discussion on the changing role of computing, information and data science


Oct. 3, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.


The Statler Ballroom, Cornell University, 130 Statler Dr, Ithaca, NY or livestreamed at


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ITHACA, N.Y. – Higher education and tech leaders will gather for a panel discussion exploring the changing role of computing, information and data science in society and education over the next 20 years and beyond.

Hosted by Cornell Computing and Information Science on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the panel will take place Oct. 3 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Cornell University’s Statler Ballroom, 130 Statler Dr, Ithaca, N.Y. The event will also be livestreamed at                                                                                                                                    

Featured panelists include:

  • Martha Pollack – Cornell University President
  • Barbara Grosz – Former Dean of Radcliffe, Higgins Professor of Natural Science at Harvard University
  • Farnam Jahanian – Carnegie Mellon University President
  • Iain Johnstone – Marjorie Mhoon Fair Professor in Quantitative Science at Stanford University 
  • W. Eric Grimson – MIT Chancellor for Academic Advancement, Bernard M. Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering, Professor of Computer Science 

Farhad Manjoo, Opinion Columnist for The New York Times, will serve as moderator. 

This panel is part of a two-day celebratory academic symposium, Inspire • Innovate • Impact Computing and Information Science @ 20, occurring October 2-3.