Upcoming Longhouse Events
Studium Generale partners with the PC STEM Club to bring science, culture, and mentorship to the virtual stage with a visit by Dr. Fred Campbell, data scientist, mountain and ice climber, PhD statistician, and mentor, for Peninsula College’s April 29 presentation.
Vanessa Affandy and Kaitlyn Viada, student leaders in the PC STEM Club approached Dr. Kate Reavey, coordinator for Studium Generale, with an interest in bringing a data scientist to campus. They were particularly excited about Reavey’s suggestion to ask Dr. Fred Campbell, as he is not only an expert in his field but is committed to mentoring and inspiring underserved and under-represented students.
Because Campbell is Alaska Native, and because he has a poignant interest in supporting Native/Indigenous student success, the STEM Club and Studium Generale are also partnering with the ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ, PC Longhouse for this opportunity. Dr. Fred, as he is often called, will offer his brief presentation to students from Peninsula College as well as local high schools, middle schools, and the Quileute Tribal School as part of the Native American Culture Fair.
Dr. Campbell works on applying existing machine learning methods to various challenges at Microsoft. His work is centered on ensuring that the methods are ethical. Dr. Campbell explains that “it is not enough to produce accurate models,” emphasizing that “they must also be private, fair, reproducible and transparent so that they do not inadvertently harm people and everyone enjoys the benefits of these models.” He adds, “Previously, I developed new structured variable selection methods and applied them to problems in genomics, proteomics and neuroimaging.”
Dr. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computational Science from Stanford University, a Masters in Science in Statistics from Stanford University, a Masters in Science in Statistics from Rice University, and a PhD in Statistics from Rice University.
Outside of STEM, Dr. Campbell is passionate about “climbing and the mountains.”
Join the Zoom meeting at https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/89616075652
Meeting ID: 896 1607 5652
The event begins at 12:30 pm, and is free and open to the public.