Join MLDS for a day-long conference that will feature key industry speakers, panels, and networking opportunities.

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Analytics Exchange

2022 Analytics Exchange: Human-Centered AI and Human-Centered Interactions (HCI)

The Analytics Exchange Conference is back on May 20, 2022!

Northwestern University's Master of Science in Machine Learning and Data Science program hosts the Analytics Exchange each year to gather leaders and practitioners from across the industry for discussion exploring the underlying data engineering, data science, artificial intelligence, and the business of analytics. 

This year’s Exchange focuses on human-centered AI and human-centered interactions (HCI). With the increasing usage of AI in many and varied systems, human-centered design principles are more critical than ever to guide system development toward effective implementation and minimize unintended consequences. We will also focus on how to generate human-consumable explanations for ML models, and how to build user-friendly interaction between humans and AI. 

Join us to hear perspectives on these issues from industry leaders, experts, and academic faculty; to generate human-consumable explanations for ML models; to learn to build user-friendly interactions between humans and AI; and to network and collaborate with other AI developers, business leaders, and policymakers.

Held at Northwestern’s Downtown Chicago campus, registration for this free conference is by invitation only. We hope you will join us!


  • Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland)
  • Adriana Avakian (TheIncLab - Human-Centered AI+X)
  • David Crandall (Indiana University)
  • Carol Smith (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Katie Driggs-Campbell (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • Naomi Kaduwela (Kavi Global)

Questions about this conference can be directed to Borchuluun Yadamsuren,