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October 19, 2022


Data Science News

Data Science Institute Launches Affiliates Program

The American Family Insurance Data Science Institute (DSI) seeks applicants for its first cohort of affiliated members. UW-Madison faculty and academic staff are eligible to become DSI Affiliates. DSI aims to grow a team of highly engaged affiliates that reflects a diversity of interests and research activities, and they welcome applications from departments and centers across campus. Affiliates should be actively engaged in foundational or use-inspired research relevant to data science, aligned with the DSI mission and vision. To learn more information and to apply, visit the Data Science @ UW webpage. Applications due November 11.

Upcoming Trainings & Workshops

Cartooning for Scientists Workshop, Morgridge Institute for Research
October 25, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Orchard View Room, Discovery Building, The Morgridge Institute for Research is organizing a workshop for scientists who are interested in cartooning and communicating through drawings. This workshop introduces visual storytelling as an effective tool for science communication, and includes some drawing exercises that focus on drawing without judgement, learning via drawing, and the power of shorthand. Visit the Cartooning for Scientists workshop page to register.

Fall 2022 Mentorship Workshop, Learning Theory Alliance
October 26-27, Virtual, This worksop is intended for upper-level undergraduate and all-level graduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers. No prior research experience in the field is expected. This free workshop will include several events such as two "How-to" talks, a panel that focuses on the evolution of a project, thesis, and career, as well as a social hour with mentoring tables. There will be two sessions available to accommodate all time zones. To view the workshop schedule and to register, visit the Fall 2022 Mentorship Workshop webpage.

Intermediate Research Software Development in Python, Data Science Hub
November 2-3, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., In-person, This course aims to teach a core set of established, intermediate-level software development skills and best practices for working as part of a team in a research environment using Python as an example programming language. The core set of skills that will be taught are not a comprehensive set of all-encompassing skills, but a selective set of tried-and-tested collaborative development skills that forms a firm foundation for continuing on your learning journey. For more information and to register, visit the Intermediate Python workshop website.

CLASS Essentials for Research, Internet2
October - November, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, Virtual, CLASS Essentials provides learners with high-level, hands-on experiences for using the cloud to accelerate their scientific computing. Participants will gain an immersive experience on the basic concepts of cloud computing and will leave the program with knowledge of how to compute, provision storage, and build research workflows in the cloud. Learn more about each workshop on their respective workshop webpages.
Upon registration, note that the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a member of Internet2.

Fall 2022 Mini Workshop Series, Data Science Hub
October - December, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT, Virtual, The Data Science Hub will be hosting a series of mini workshops starting this fall. This series will include topics such as:
  • Oct 26-27: Intro to Machine Learning with Sklearn
  • Nov 16-17: Intro to Docker
  • Nov 30: Data Visualization in Python
  • Dec 14: Intro to Julia
Each workshop can be registered for separately and has their own pre-requisites. To view the workshop itineraries and register, visit the Fall 2022 Mini Workshop Series website.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

SILO Seminar Series
SILO is about breaking down the systems, information, leaning, and optimization of research created by academic department boundaries. Recent advances in information science are allowing scientists and researchers to sense, process and share data in ways and scales previously impossible. These developments have the potential to benefit work happening in a wide range of disciplines. SILO’s purpose is to help realize such potential by providing the time and space for researchers to present and interact to find common threads. SILO seminars take place at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Visit the SILO webpage for information about their upcoming talks.

2022 GIS Conference - Map Gallery Submissions, Big Ten Academic Alliance
The 2022 BTAA GIS Conference provides an opportunity to showcase participants' creativity using GIS tools and techniques. Applicants can submit either a static map (.jpg ) or interactive map (i.e, story map, dashboard). The conference welcomes all sorts of maps or apps regardless of any software platform applicants used to create/design them. For more information about submission guidelines and to apply, visit the Map Gallery Submissions page. Submissions due October 31.

Art Meets Data Lecture Series
November - December, Virtual, Art Meets Data, is an interdisciplinary sequence that attempts to build upon the conversation on the connection between art, imagination, creativity, science, and research by featuring social science researchers who draw on the humanities to enhance their data collection, analysis, and representation. Each lecture reinforces the humanities by focusing on the connection between the social sciences and history, art, literature, music, dance, and/or sound. Visit the Art Meets Data Lecture Series registration page to view the full schedule.

Online Panel: Madison-area Resources for Learning How to Code
October 27, 12:00 p.m., Virtual, This online panel will be featuring representatives from Concordia University Continuing Education, YWeb Career Academy, and University of Wisconsin Extended Campus, to learn about programs they offer that can help participants launch a career in tech. For more information about the panelists, visit the Online Panel webpage.

Student Opportunities

Machine Learning Intern, John Deere
The internship position requires background in Optimization, Deep Learning and Machine Learning. Potential projects are in the domain of emerging control schemes using Reinforcement Learning, developing virtual sensors for state estimation, Deep Learning/Machine Learning/Physics based models for Prognostics and Deep Learning for Radar based applications. The intern will also develop design documentation for each design in a neat and organized fashion for approval by supervisor and engineering personnel. The intern will also work with other engineering disciplines and other project team members as directed during feature/product development. The intern will develop and present technical and business presentations to leadership and engineering personnel on the work performed during internship. This is position for Summer 2023. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Lav Thyagarajan (

Virtual Fall Career & Internship Fair, SuccessWorks
October 25, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., The Virtual Fall Career & Internship Fair is an ideal setting for students still seeking internships and full-time employment to meet employers who are actively recruiting. All current UW-Madison students and recent alumni are encouraged to attend. Register in advance via Handshake to sign up for 1:1 or group interview sessions with employers.

Resume Workshop, dotData
October 26, 6:00 p.m., dotData will be hosting a resumé workshop hosted by Vasudha, Vice President and Gautam, President. They will be helping attendees with what to put on their resumé, how to format it, and how to avoid making common errors. Sign up for the dotData newsletter for updates about upcoming events.

Professional Opportunities


On Campus

Research Computing Facilitator, Center for High Throughput Computing
Center for High Throughout Computing's (CHTC's) Research Computing Facilitation team introduces researchers to large-scale computational approaches and enables their use of large-scale computing systems like CHTC's in-house clusters and the Open Science Pool and PATh Facility (operated by the NSF PATh project). The preferred applicant will be self-motivated and able to work as part of a dynamic team, as well as possessing strong communication skills, prior experience and interest in enabling the work of others, and a desire for continuous learning. New team members will be supported in learning about high throughput technologies and supporting high throughput computing workloads.

Off Campus

Software and Data Engineer Job Posting, University of Michigan
ICPSR is a leader in data stewardship and maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. They focus on delivering value quickly in an Agile environment that fosters creativity, exploration, and learning. Accepted applicants will work with a small, diverse team committed to delivering high-quality products and user experiences through modern development practices. This role will support the ingestion, transformation, and dissemination of complex social science research data from various sources. These positions are based at our headquarters at the University of Michigan, with flexible scheduling and remote options available. Opportunities include:

Program Manager, Research and Engagement, Code for Science and Society
The Program Manager, Research and Engagement will carry out support for the Event Fund and the Digital Infrastructure Incubator at Code for Science & Society (CS&S). The role includes engaged research, community building and mobilization, as well as content creation and storytelling in the field of open public technology. CS&S is looking to deepen their capacity to develop new programming and support existing projects and grantees on questions related to community engagement, co-design, and stewardship of communities of practice. Applications for this position will be accepted through November 6, 2022 with a desired start date of January 3, 2023. For more information and to apply, visit the Program Manager position description.
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