Statistics Empowering Data Science (SEEDS)

The SEEDS inaugural conference aims to educate participants on the interconnections between statistics, data science, and business research problems, with the intention of stimulating fresh collaborations, uncovering novel research directions, and helping keep our higher education offerings up to date.

When: January 12-13, 2024.

Where: Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (CA).

Accommodation: There are no designated hotels for this conference, but Los Angeles offers many convenient options. The closest option to the conference venue is the USC Hotel. Further, several hotels in Downtown LA offer USC Corporate rates for guest of the University, subject to room availability. Example include the Omni Hotel Los Angeles and Hotel Indigo Downtown.

Meals: The registration includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both days of the conference, as well as dinner on the first day. Discounted student registrations do not include dinner, but student participants can purchase a separate dinner ticket through the registration website.

Wi-Fi: Two visitor Wi-Fi networks are available: USC Guest Wireless (no authentication required) and Eduroam (requires authentication).

Program at a glance

This conference features:

Information about poster session

All registered participants are invited to present a poster. Student poster presenters will also be considered for poster awards. If you would like to present a poster, please email the SEEDS organizers no later than December 13th, 2023.

Invited Speakers


The SEEDS conference is organized by the Statistics Group within the Data Sciences and Operations (DSO) Department of the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. For further information, please contact the SEEDS organizers.

Session chairs:


Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to attend this event should contact the SEEDS organizers. It is kindly requested that individuals requiring accommodations or auxiliary aidsm such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials, notify the conference organizers at least 7 days prior to the beginning of the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

Code of Conduct

The SEEDS Conference is a forum for community-building and scholarly exchange, and we hope to foster a welcoming and positive environment for everyone. Any form of harassment, discrimination, or abuse will not be tolerated. As a general code of conduct, we will adopt the ACM Policy Against Harassment. Since the event will be held on the grounds of the University of Southern California (USC), participants should also be aware of all applicable USC policies. To report an incident or discuss any concerns, please contact the SEEDS organizers. You may also use the USC reporting options, including reaching out to the Title IX coordinator.