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In a recent post, Roger C. Schonfeld reported: “At ITHAKA’s Next Wave conference, leaders from academic societies, libraries, publishers, and other organizations come together to focus on important strategic issues challenging higher education, specifically in the United States. Each year at this event, ITHAKA President, Kevin Guthrie, interviews someone who is at the leading edge, working to change organizations, systems or practices. On December 4, 2019, Kevin talked with Xiao-Li Meng, Professor of Statistics at Harvard University, about the increasingly central role data science is playing in research and teaching, the changes he sees on the horizon and is helping to foster, and the impetus behind the recently launched open access Harvard Data Science Review where he is Editor-in-Chief.”

You can read the interview at or watch the video at