We are pleased to welcome you to the Statistics and Optimization in Data Science Workshop hosted by Purdue University’s Daniels School of Business. This is a joint effort of the school’s Quantitative Methods Area and the Krenicki Center for Business Analytics and Machine Learning. We believe this workshop will interest a broad community of people invested in data science and its applications. It will consist of speakers from business and decision sciences, computer science, operations research, optimization, and statistics.