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December 01, 2021


Data Science News

Proposals for the 2022 Data Science Research Bazaar EXTENDED to December 7th.

UW-Madison’s Data Science Hub seeks submissions for its 3rd annual Data Science Research Bazaar, focused on the theme of Data and Communities: Sharing and Protecting Data, with in-person and virtual options throughout February 2022. This theme encompasses and addresses: 

  • How communities share, protect, and validate data
  • How communities are represented in, and impacted by, data 
  • Development and use of open data and resources to catalyze community building
  • Data ethics (privacy concerns, data rights, algorithmic bias, etc.) 
  • Methodologies, uses, and communication about data
The conference will feature lightning talks, a poster session, interactive discussions, workshops, and an "art meets science" exhibit. We welcome presentations from researchers and data scientists from all disciplines, industries, and career stages, including students. Submission forms are linked in the text above — simply click on the presentation type that you're interested in for details. With the exception of art submissions (due January 3rd, 2022), proposals are due DECEMBER 7TH, 2021. For more information, please visit our website.

Upcoming Trainings & Workshops

Software Carpentry Workshop @ The Data Science Hub
January 10-21st, This workshop aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Register here starting December 6th at 9:00am.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

SILO Seminar Series,
December 1st, 12:30pm. "Game Redesign Problem" with Jerry Zhu
This semester there will be hybrid seminars, with both in-person and virtual (Zoom) participation.The number of in-person attendees will be limited to 20 people (we will possibly increase this number later in the semester). In person will be notified the Tuesday before each SILO.

Spatial Data Science Symposium 2021
Dec. 13-14th, The Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara plans to host the 2nd Spatial Data Science Symposium virtually this year with a focus on “Spatial and Temporal Thinking in Data-Driven Methods.” The symposium aims to bring together researchers from both academia and industry to discuss experiences, insights, methodologies, and applications, taking spatial and temporal knowledge into account while addressing their domain-specific problems. The format of this symposium will be a combination of keynotes, scientific sessions, as well as paper presentations. Register here.

Student Opportunities

New Course Announcement: Phylogenetic Comparative Methods (Botany 940)
Spring 2021, This is a seminar for 1 credit. Topics covered: methods for the analysis of continuous trait evolution and discrete trait evolution, phylogenetic signal, evolutionary trait correlation, diversification, and trait correlation with diversification rates. Tuesdays 2:30-3:20 in 158 Birge Hall. Instructors: Ken Sytsma, Cecile Ane, Ken Cameron
Join BadgerFly — Drone / VTOL Club
BadgerFly is a new undergraduate club on campus that provides a space for drone / VTOL enthusiasts to meet, connect and work on building the future of urban air transportation / logistics. If interested, please join their discord channel or send an email to

Professional Opportunities


On Campus

Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI) Consultant, DoIT
The RCI group at the Division of Information Technology seeks a Consultant to support the data and computational workflows of researchers and research communities across the University. The Consultant will engage and consult with researchers on the full portfolio of RCI services and will serve as the operational lead of the Electronic Lab Notebook service. This person will be an important bridge between research cyberinfrastructure resources and researchers, helping researchers leverage and adopt appropriate services and create research workflows to meet their computing, data management, and data security requirements. Learn more and apply here.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) seeks a dynamic and engaged Data Manager/Analyst to support a federally funded multi-site project. The successful applicant will work with Center for Health Disparities Research team members to develop and implement processes to ensure data quality, organization, and use across a large collaborative infrastructure. The Data Manager/Analyst will perform or oversee quality control of multi-site data, and participate in integrating, harmonizing, and analyzing multi-modal data sets. Learn more and apply here.

Off Campus

Data Science Librarian, Towson University
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable individual to serve as the Data Science Librarian.  As part of the Communication, Outreach, and Digital Scholarship team, the Data Science Librarian supports data analysis and data visualization efforts by students and faculty across the university. They design and implement data literacy services for students and faculty, including individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction. In collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and liaison librarians, they provide training on authoring data management plans, and provide input on data lifecycle management. Learn more and apply here.
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