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March 24, 2021


Data Science News

Registration Opening Soon for Spring Workshops!

In May, we're hosting two different types of Data Carpentry: Social Science and Health Sciences. Health Sciences Data Carpentry will be held May 3, 5, 7, and 10, and Social Science Data Carpentry will be held on May 12, 14, 17, and 19. Registration will open on April 5, and we will share that information next week.

Upcoming Trainings & Workshops

Mar. 24, Intro to Android Development
In the 2-hour workshop, you will learn the basics of Android development, you will build and run your first working Android app, you will learn on the fly the tools at your disposal and the main constructs of the Kotlin programming language. Register here.

Mar. 29, Analysis of QIIME2 Microbiome Results
In this follow-up workshop the R package "qiime2R" will be used to convert data files exported by QIIME2 for further analysis and graphical explorations. Register here.

Mar. 30, Navigating the Research Data Storage Landscape at UW-Madison
This workshop will introduce the tool and storage landscape at UW. Register here.

Apr. 13-14, Machine Learning in Genomics
This workshop will stimulate discussion around the opportunities and obstacles underlying the application of machine learning (ML) methods to basic genome sciences and genomic medicine, to define the key scientific topic areas in genomics that could benefit from ML analyses and NHGRI’s unique role at the convergence of genomic and ML research. Register here.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Mar. 24, SILO Seminar: Robust Learning from Batches: The Best Things in Life are (Almost) Free, Alon Orlitsky

Mar. 25, Intelligence Augmentation: AI Empowering People to Solve Global Challenges
During HAI’s spring conference, scholars and industry professionals in the fields of healthcare, education, art, transportation, and others will discuss how AI technology can best support (and not disrupt) humans as they approach these critical global challenges. Register here.

Mar. 25, AI + X expert panel series: AI Innovation in Healthcare
Hear panelists discuss why AI+Healthcare projects are imperative to furthering healthcare advancement and where they believe the future of healthcare is headed. Register here.

May 24-28, HT Condor Week, Annual HT Condor Conference
This conference will showcase a variety of in-depth tutorials and talks where you can learn more about HTCondor and how other people are using and deploying HTCondor. Best of all, you can establish contacts and learn best practices from people in industry, government, and academia who are using HTCondor to solve hard problems, many of which may be similar to those you are facing. Register here.

Student Opportunities

Deep Learning Theory Summer School 2021, Princeton
The school will run remotely from July 27—August 4, 2021 and is aimed at graduate students interested in the theory of deep learning. The primary goal is to showcase, through three main courses and a variety of short talks, a range of exciting developments. Apply by March 31. Learn more here.

The Genealogies of Data Research Group is looking for papers that interrogate the ethical and political modes of data construction, broadly defined, within computational sciences. We hope to bring together researchers working on data histories, data infrastructures, data (after)lives, and related narratives, as well as their implications for AI and data-driven forms of development.The deadline for submission is April 5, at 11:59 PM PST. Learn more here.

Professional Opportunities


On Campus

Data Informatics Analyst, School of Medicine and Public Health
The Department of Radiology is seeking a data analyst to support the informatics, data mining, and data analysis needs for Radiology's clinical, research, and education projects and requests. Required experience includes 3 years of database development, with preferred experience in specific medical information systems. Learn more here and apply by April 18.

Director, American Family Insurance Data Science Institute
Applications are being accepted for the Director position of the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute (DSI). Three primary functions drive the work of DSI: cutting-edge research projects with funding that involve multiple PIs working together toward common research goals in data science; partnerships between data scientists and domain research scientists to translate ideas into practice and transforming methods into resources; and, collaboration that connects researchers from all disciplines with data science resources, experts, and efforts. Learn more here and apply by April 15.

Off Campus

Managing Director, Data for Black Lives/Koya Partners
The Managing Director is a crucial member of the Data for Black Lives team and will have a bird’s eye view across this movement organization, connecting dots in ways that others can’t and leading key strategic aspects of operations and people management. As a strategist, consultant, and implementer, the main functions of the Managing Director will be to facilitate strategic planning, perform ongoing management and measurement toward annual goals, and streamline processes to ensure organizational effectiveness. Learn more here.
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