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April 7, 2021


Data Science News

Registration Open for Health Science Data Carpentry and Social Science Data Carpentry Workshops

Registration is now open for Health Sciences Data Carpentry (May 3-10), hosted in partnership with the Health Sciences Learning Center, and Social Sciences Data Carpentry (May 12-19). You'll learn best practices for organizing your data in spreadsheets, cleaning data with OpenRefine, querying data using SQL, and analyzing and visualizing data using R, working with real data that would be used in health sciences and social sciences research. Both of these workshops will be virtual.   

Upcoming Trainings & Workshops

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

SILO Seminar Series, 12:30 p.m.
Apr. 7,  Machine Learning and Inverse Problems: Depth and Model Adaptation, Rebecca Willett

Apr. 9, Women in Theoretical Machine Learning Symposium
This one-day symposium aims to encourage collaborations, tighten the relationship, and strengthen the connections for female researchers in theoretical machine learning, computer science, applied mathematics, and statistical inference. This will be a friendly environment to enhance professional skills and encourage participants from graduate students, postdocs, professors, and researchers from industry. Register by April 8.

Apr. 9, 8:00 p.m. A Mathematical Perspective of Machine Learning-Hans Schneider LAA Lecture
A discussion of three major issues: approximation theory and error analysis of modern ML models, qualitative behavior of gradient descent algorithms, and ML from a continuous viewpoint. Zoom link to attend.

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 and apply by April 18.

Data Science Facilitator, Data Science Hub
The Data Science Hub is seeking a facilitator to contribute to the Hub's outreach, engagement, and instructional initiatives. This position works with other research support staff across campus to provide data science resources and support to campus members, through presenting at and organizing conferences, creating resources, teaching foundational data science skills at workshops, and consulting one-on-one with students, faculty, and staff. Learn more and apply by May 7.

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 and apply by April 15.

Off Campus

Analytical and Creative Data Specialist Consultant, AVP
AVP is seeking a data management consultant who can help bridge their consulting and software development services and products. This role will work on a diverse set of projects and challenges, including data migrations, system integrations, web and desktop application development, and data warehousing development. Apply here.

The CalTech Library seeks a technically adept, forward thinking, versatile Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) information professional who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the changing nature of library service and technologies. The HSS Librarian joining the team will be excited about working closely with CalTech’s faculty to support their research and develop well-rounded science and engineering students. Apply here.

Software Engineer, Getty Digital
Getty Digital is looking for a developer to work with their Research Application Development team.  This team is responsible for the online presentation of the Getty Museum’s collection, the Research Institutes archival collections, the Getty Research Portal, the Getty vocabularies, and other initiatives focused on the discovery and presentation of cultural heritage information. Apply here.
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