WSU Spirit mark and PNNL logo. Washington State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently kicked off the new Discuss, Discourse, Disseminate with Data (D4) joint seminar series. During the coming months, faculty and scientists from WSU and PNNL will provide short synopses of their data work and host an open discussions to encourage research collaboration and knowledge exchange.

The series began on Dec. 1 and will continue through the spring 2022 semester on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at noon on Teams, and will culminate in mid-June with a WSU-hosted Data Science Day. The series will feature CAS faculty from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics: Xiongzhi Chen, assistant professor; Nairanjana (Jan) Dasgupta, professor and director of WSU’s data analytics degree program and a Data Science Fellow; Daryl Deford, assistant professor; and Bala Krishnamoorthy, professor.

Additional faculty from the WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health as well as computational scientists from PNNL will round out the participants.

The D4 seminar series is sponsored by the WSU Office of Research and PNNL. For more information, contact Jan Dasgupta from WSU, or Tony Chiang and Panos Stinis at PNNL. Anyone with interest in data science is welcome to attend the series.

By Karen Hunt, WSU Insider