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July 2023


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Karen Chen
Dr. Karen Chen
Background: Karen Chen earned her undergraduate degree in international business and computer science from Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R.China. She earned her master’s degrees in Information Systems and Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She went on to earn her PhD in Information Systems from CMU.
Prior to earning her PhD, Karen was an academic data scientist at the Auton Lab at CMU, she was a certified public accountant for a big 4 accounting firm and a financial analyst with a Fortune 500 company. She also had a short stint in journalism.

Current Role: Karen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems, College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and she leads the Lab for Informatics for Human Flourishing.
Karen is interested in designing and developing human-centered data-driven solutions to support human flourishing for all. She is also interested in data science education, particularly in developing data science problem-solving skills at scale. She is the recipient of a seed grant from ADSA for her work with Shimei Pan, which examines approaches for weaving ethical considerations into the data science pedagogy. This work lays the foundation for UMBC team’s advancement as finalists for the DARPA AI tools for Adult Learning Competition for caselet - An online self-paced practice tool for data science problem solving. 
Outside of Work: Karen enjoys listening to podcasts while nature walking, which she tries to do every morning. She’s also deeply curious and enjoys learning new skills and talking with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds to learn about their perspectives of the world.

Connect with Karen: Check out Karen’s profile in the CDN Member Directory to learn more about her research and how to get in touch.

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  • Inflation adjusted salaries of full-time faculty. (Higher Ed Dive)
  • How to craft career options abroad. (Nature)
  • What does it mean to be a good middle manager? (McKinsey)
  • How to handle negative feedback from someone higher up. (Harvard Business Review)
  • Pay, perks, and culture shocks: a toolkit for scientists moving to industry. (Nature)
  • 100 lectures on machine learning. (Mark Schmidt @ UBC)
  • Using ChatGPT in the workplace: strategies for faculty, staff, and administrators. (University of Kent; 15 min. video + slides)
  • Student and faculty perspectives on digital learning differ. (Inside Higher Ed)
  • Advanced deep learning (400+ level) course materials. (Rahmat Beheshti @ UD)
  • BBB tip: employment scams. (BBB)
  • Finding the right mentor at the right time. (Inside Higher Ed)
  • More carrot, less stick: how to make research assessments fairer. (Nature)
  • How to make your scientific data accessible, discoverable, and useful - the article features tips from CDN member Ciera Martinez. (Nature
  • Webinar on the key factors for grant applicants to consider when developing plans related to protecting human subjects, as well as data safety and monitoring in clinical research studies on Jul. 26 from 9-10:30AM EDT. (National Institute of Mental Health)
  • A folder with materials to help you write tenure letters. (Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega)
  • Resources to aid you in your job search, by Microsoft. (@VibaliJoshi)
  • How will you integrate GAI into your university work? (Inside Higher Ed)
  • How to make friends while hybrid working. (Nature)
  • 4 tips to better position your PhDs for a nonacademic job search. (The Chronicle)
  • How to do great work. (Paul Graham)
  • Help! I was asked to give a referral to a former co-worker and I don't want to recommend them. (CNBC)

  • The Ada Lovelace Institute is hiring 2-3 researchers to support work on the impacts of AI and data on people and society. Apply by Jul. 19.
  • The DataLab at UC Davis is hiring multiple 2-year postdocs who specialize in cardiology, radiology, biomedical informatics, or epidemiology. Initial review begins Jul. 23
  • Greater Farallones Association invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in coastal-hazard assessments using numerical modeling. Applicants must be a US citizen and must be able to pass a federal background check to obtain a DoD Common Access Card. Apply by Jul. 27
  • The National Institute on Aging is accepting applications from predoctoral candidates to support research training in critical translation skills in data science. The next due date is Aug. 8.
  • The National Human Genome Research Institute is seeking a Director for Genomics and Data Science Research within the Division of Intramural Research located in Maryland. Apply by Aug. 19.
  • The US Census Bureau is seeking survey statisticians (GS 7-9 and GS 11-12). Apply by Aug. 31.
  • MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society invites applications for 2 tenure-track assistant professor positions. The positions are open to all areas of specialization that focus on any aspect of social, cultural, historical, political, or ethical dimensions of science, tech, medicine, or other technical domains. Apply by Sept. 1. 
  • Roche's Institute of Human Biology is recent PhDs and postdocs who want to establish their own independent and exploratory program that will push the frontier of human models system research in 1) tissue and disease biology (particularly immunology, neurobiology, and metabolism, 2) synthetic biology and molecular technologies, and advanced bioengineering and bioprinting. Apply by Sept. 1
  • The Department of Biology, in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus is seeking an assistant professor with specialization in cellular/molecular neurobiology. Apply by Sept. 15.
  • The Brown University Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, to begin July 1, 2024, for scholars in the area of social demography. Apply by Sept. 15.
  • Google announced a machine unlearning challenge, which will be held as part of the NeurIPS 2023 Competition Track. The competition will be hosted on Kaggle and run between mid-July and mid-Sept. 2023.
  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is calling for applications for the 2024 Jefferson Science Fellowships (JSF). Apply by Oct. 17.
  • Applications are open for AAAS's Science & Technology Policy Fellowships. See FAQs for details. Apply by Nov. 1.
  • The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its Scientific Software Research Faculty AwardThe Fellowship provides 5 years of 50% salary support of the awardee’s academic-year salary and fringe benefits, along with a yearly $50,000 research allowance and indirect costs for the host institution.
  • TikTok is seeking a data scientist to join its global e-commerce team.
  • The Center for Translational Data Science at the University of Chicago is seeking a data scientist.
  • UW's eScience Institute is seeking a data scientist to join their research team to help expand campus-wide opportunities for collaborative research, consultation, community building, and educational activities.
  • The Washington Post is seeking a data scientist or senior data scientist for their Election Insights team.
  • YouGov is seeking a remote senior political analyst for their YouGov Blue unit which serves Democratic and progressive clients.
  • Cardinal  Point Captains is seeking a marine ecologist to join the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Team in Santa Barbara, CA.
  • The American Enterprise Institute's Education Policy Studies team is seeking a full-time data analyst for their office in DC.

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