our mission

We are committed to making data science accessible to everyone and every industry through education, civic enterprises, strategic connections, and quality programming that is innovative, festive, and nontraditional.

DSC seeks to build a robust community of thought leaders through the philosophy that group creation is essential for change and innovation. DSC is the largest data science organization in the southeastern United States, and serves as the parent organization to Artificial Intelligence ATL (AIATL) and Data Science ATL (DSATL).

our roots

Data Science Connect, or DSC, was founded in 2012 as Data Science ATL—a community of practitioners, thought leaders, academics, and students looking for high quality, highly technical content and connection. Since then, we've grown to become the largest data science organization in the southeast, regularly hosting some of the most well-attended data science events in the world.

These years have taught us that there is strength in numbers, and that magical things can happen when we are connected.  We believe that the impact of data science is multiplied when the right people, networks and resources are connected.

our tribe



amelia martin

founder + ceo


emma vautrot

director of operations



lisa su



sarah palay sutherland

media + pr



Brian Mink, Esq. | Chairman of DSC Advisory Board; Legal Analytics & Contract Automation, Troutman Sanders 

Harold Ball, Ph.D. | Data Consultant + Head of Analytics for China, Dentsu Aegis Network

Raj Bandyopadhyay | Director of Data Science Education, Springboard

Inna Campo, Ph.D. | Sr. Data Scientist, The Weather Company, IBM

Hallie Willis Lukens, MPH | Manager of Revenue Cycle Analytics, Emory Healthcare

Taylor Murphy, Ph.D. | Manager of Data & Analytics, GitLab, Inc

Joseph Sutherland, Ph.D. | Head of Data Science, Search Discovery, Inc.

Travis Turney | Quantitative UX Researcher, Rapid7

Nikolaos Vasiloglou, Ph.D. | VP of Data Science, Relational AI

Yusen Xia, Ph.D. | Director, Institute for Insight and MSA Program, Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business


Aida Martinez | Data Scientist, SunTrust ● Andrew Johnson | Sr Manager, Business Intelligence, Flexdrive ● Andrew Salinas | Mgr. of Corporate Engagement and Special Initiatives, University of Georgia ● Anqi Zou | VP, Quantitative Analytics Consultant, Wells Fargo ● Anya Bhatnagar | Data Science Remote Intern, Syntelli Solutions ● Carley Fletcher | R.N., Emory Midtown Hospital ● Crystal Meyers | Engagement Manager, Ironside ● Emma Kemnitz | Photographer ● Ginger Baxter | Sr. Director, Career Services, Emory University, Goizueta Business School ● Ignacio Rossani-Ortega | Sr. BI Developer, Guardian Pharmacy ● James Chapman | Leadership, Data Science Connect ● Jarod Vautrot | Data Analyst II, Hodges-Mace ● Jesse Gruby | Account Mgr., Diversant ● Maija Ehlinger | Instructor Mgr. & Local Marketing Producer, General Assembly - Atlanta ● Manav Dutta | Software Engineer, Movius ● Ming Cao | Senior Assoc., Grant Thornton ● Molly Rupp | Marketing Communications, Kaiser ● Nathan Black | Head of Data Science & AI, StrategyWise ● Padhu Sahadevan | Senior Data Scientist, SunTrust ● Prasanth Kambhatla | Director, Decision Sciences, Assurant Inc. ● Rachel Stuve | Senior Analytics Manager, Nexidia ● Reza Katebi | PhD Student in Astronomy, Ohio University ● Robert Scheinfeld | Student, University of Georgia ● Sandeep Gunda | TV Research & Analytics Intern, CNN ● Sanjoosh Akkineni | Data Scientist / PhD Student in Analytics and Data Science, Equifax / Kennesaw State University ● Shourya Paranjape | Student, Georgia State University ● Will Becerra | Data Scientist, Thinkful

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