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The Office of the Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS Office) is pleased to announce a Challenge Symposium to explore the use of challenges as a mechanism for achieving scientific goals. The symposium will start with remarks from Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Next, Dr. Karim Lakhani, a Harvard Business School professor who does research on challenges and innovation, will give a lecture as part of the Frontiers in Data Science series. The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion.
1:35 – 2:00 View from the White House, Tom Kalil
2:00 – 3:00 Should we go to the crowd first? Lessons from running crowd contests in life sciences: How and Why Crowd Contests for Algorithm Development Work, Karim Lakhani (45min + 15min questions)
3:00 – 4:00 Panel: Resources to enable challenges
Lora Kutkat (NIH), Sandeep Patel (HHS), and Chris Nelson (OSTP)
Office of the Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS Office), NIH