2016 Events

Date  Time Event  Details 
12/8/16 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Text Data Analysis  Join this open panel discussion if you are a researcher or company working on text mining, in any sector. We will be discussing topics like web-scraping, semantic web, analysis tools in R and Python, the benefits of open source search engines such as Solr and elasticsearch as well as current industry search options. It is a two-way discussion so tell us about yourself.

Join WebEx here | Meeting number: 738 118 709 | Password: 20161208_Text
12/13/16   Operating Innovative Networks  This two-day workshop equips university and laboratory network engineers with the hands-on knowledge they need to build the next-generation campus data-intensive scientists need to succeed. To learn more about this workshop and the series, visit their website.
11/15/16 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) Webinar  NSF TRIPODS supports collaborative institutes bringing together the theoretical computer science, statistics, and mathematics communities to develop and shape the theoretical foundations of data science. A webinar describing the program will be held Nov. 15. Letters of intent due Jan. 19, 2017. 
11/10/16 2:00-3:00 p.m.  Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Webinar The Cognizant Program Officers webinar will cover the elements of the CyberTraining Solicitation, including objectives, award types, and submission requirements. Register for this webinar by Nov. 9th. For more info and to register visit website.
11/11/16   Supporting Reproducibility Research Workflow  Hosted by the Center for Open Science and others at the University of Virginia, the workshop objectives are (1) Understanding reproducibility in data science
 (2) Setting up collaborative and reproducible projects
 (3) Documenting workflow
 (4) Sharing reproducible data science projects
 (5) Using the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Framework to implement these concepts into a data science workflow. See full agenda and RSVP here.
11/14/16 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Synthetic Population Demo  Bill Wheaton, Senior Geospatial Scientist, and Jay Rineer, Director, Geospatial Science and Technology program at RTI International will describe the structure, content, and applications of a Synthetic Population of the U.S. The Synthetic Population is a computer representation of each household and individual in the U.S. where household-level and person-level characteristics match census aggregated counts at the census block group level and locations of each synthetic household match high resolution population density estimates.
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11/11/16 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Data Sharing and Infrastructure Working Group This working group is hosting a series of demos of key components for a federated system, and through a testbed, will demonstrate integration of iRODS, NDS Labs, XSEDE, and other services and resoures.

Join WebEx here | Meeting number: 310 282 152 | Password: mcYte242
Audio connection: +1-855-282-6330 | Audio connection:  | Hackpad Notes

Demos provided by: 

Kenton McHenry: Brown Dog | Brown Dog seeks to develop a service that will make past and present un-curated data accessible and useful to scientists while also demonstrating the novel science and scholarship that can be conducted from such data.
 
Carol Song: GABBS | The Geospatial Building Blocks (GABBs) project is creating a powerful, yet easily used, Web-based system for hosting, processing, analyzing and sharing geospatial data.
 
Jane Greenburg: HIVE | The HIVE project is an automatic metadata generation approach that dynamically integrates multiple standardized vocabularies.
11/11/16 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Smart and Connected Cities Community Call Join WebEx here | Meeting number: 643 270 675 | Hackpad Notes
Speakers to include:

Charles Catlett: Argonne National Lab | Novel Urban Measurement and Data Analytics with Array of Things
Lakshmish Ramaswamy: The University of Georgia | Harnessing Citizen Science, Remote Sensing and Advanced Data Analytics for Cyano Harmful Algal Blooms Monitoring
11/10/16 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. VITAL Series: Image Data Analysis Join this open panel discussion if you are a researcher or company working with the analysis of image datasets in any discipline. We will discuss topics such as high profile image screening, computer vision, and big image data management across verticals. This is a two-way discussion, so tell us about yourself. 
Join WebEx here | Meeting number: 730 262 216 | Password: 20161110_Image
11/3/16 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Monthly South Big Data Hub Data Science Roundtable The roundtable Mobile Health Analytics: Addressing Disparities in the Southern United States will explore the challenges of mHealth informatics, critical care data analysis, and application of signal processing and machine learning. Speakers:

Dr. Gari Clifford (Emory University): Improving Health, Privacy and Programming Literacy for Minority Empowerment (Spoke Award)
Dr. Santosh Kumar (University of Memphis): NIH Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge  
Join WebEx here | Meeting number: 640 352 068 | Password: 2ZuC3i8c
Audio connection: 855-282-6330 | Website
In person attendance:
Biltmore room of RENCI, 5th floor of 100 Europa Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
11/3/16 8:30 a.m.  Federal Chief Data Officer Event  Co-sponsored by WashingtonExec, Intel Corporation, Cloudera, and the South Big Data Hub, this event features Federal Chief Data Officers discussing the new data-centric approach to solution development and providing perspective on the newly released Federal Big Data Strategic Plan. South Hub members may attend for free. Please register. 
10/25/2016-10/26/2016   NIST Global Cities Teams Challenge SuperCluster Kickoff Event  The GCTC SuperCluster initiative launch event in Washington, DC will be a unique opportunity for smart city stakeholders to jointly incubate and deploy affordable and sharable solutions that are accessible to ALL cities and communities around the world. For more information and to register, click here.
10/18/16 Noon-1:00 p.m.  Big Data Hub Spoke Projects Twitter Chat  Discuss the newly funded Big Data Innovation Hubs Spokes Projects live on Twitter. Follow #BDHubs, @SouthBigDataHub, @Lea_Shanley, and @GossRenata. For more information about the funded projects, read the NSF press release. 
10/27/16 1:00-3:00 p.m.  VITAL Series: Video Data Analysis  This panel will cover the analysis of large and small video data, discussing use cases such as crowd-sourced solutions, when to move to algorithmic solutions, video processing with high performing computing, and proprietary versus open source solutions. Register now!
10/28/16 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Data Sharing and Infrastructure Working Group This working group is hosting a series of demos of key components for a federated system, and through a testbed, will demonstrate integration of iRODS, NDS Labs, XSEDE, and other services and resoures.
Join WebEx here | Meeting number: 310 282 152 | Password: mcYte242
Audio connection: +1-855-282-6330 | Hackpad Notes

Demo & Discussion | Friday, Oct. 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EDT
Demos provided by:

Jim Myers: SEAD data services
Rebecca Koskela: DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth)
10/14/16 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Data Sharing and Infrastructure Working Group This working group is hosting a series of demos of key components for a federated system, and through a testbed, will demonstrate integration of iRODS, NDS Labs, XSEDE, and other services and resoures.
Join WebEx here | Meeting number: 310 282 152 | Password: mcYte242
Audio connection: +1-855-282-6330 | Hackpad Notes

Demo & Discussion | Friday, Oct. 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EDT 
Demos provided by: 

Victor Hazlewood: XSEDE information services and infrastructure services
Nirav Merchant: Jetstream coud computing
Ilya Baldin: RADII dynamic research collaboration provisioning
Daniel Wheeler: NIST science use cases
10/14/16 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Smart and Connected Cities Community Call Join WebEx here | Meeting number: 643 270 675 | Password: teU7Np27
Audio connection: +1-855-282-6330 US | Hackpad Notes
Presentations by:

Daniel Morgan, US DOT Chief Data Scientist: US DOT Data Challenge
Tony Hamilton: IEEE Smart Cities Working Group
Philip Bane, Executive Director: Smart Cities Council
Bart De Lathouwer: Open Geospatial Consortium - Future City Pilot
9/16/16 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Environment & Natural Hazards Community Call Speakers to be announced. To join the WebEx meeting, click here. Meeting number (access code): 645 738 105. Visit the Hackpad for taking notes. For questions, please contact Dr. Lea Shanley at lshanley@renci.org
9/14/16 2:00-3:30 p.m.  Privacy, Security and Policy Community Call Speakers to be announced. To join the WebEx meeting, click here. Meeting number (access code):
To join the WebEx meeting, click here. Meeting number (access code): 641 931 847. Visit the Hackpad for taking notes. For questions, please contact Dr. Lea Shanley at lshanley@renci.org
9/9/16 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Smart and Connected Cities Community Call Speakers to include Ethan McMahon, EPA Smart Cities Challenge; Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, NIST Smart Cities Challenge; Dr. Arcot Rajasekar, North Carolina Smart and Connected Communities Initiative, and Mina Sartipi, Urban Science and Technology, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. To join the WebEx meeting, click here. Meeting number (access code): 643 270 675. Visit the Hackpad for taking notes. For questions, please contact Dr. Lea Shanley at lshanley@renci.org.
9/30/16 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Data Sharing and Infrastructure Working Group The South Big Data Hub Infrastructure working group has enlisted the help of members from the south region and is working in collaboration with the Midwest, West, and NE Big Data Hubs, including representatives from the National Data Service, XSEDE, DataNet Federation, and iRODS consortia. The WG will conduct a requirements analysis of Hub spokes and members, map existing assets, schedule demos of key components for a federated system, and through a testbed, demonstrate an analysis integrating NDS Labs, XSEDE and discovery environment. The WG will meet every other week, starting September 30th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET. To join the To join the WebEx meeting, click here. Meeting number (access code): 310 282 152. Visit the Hackpad for taking notes. To join please contact Dr. Lea Shanley at lshanley@renci.org
9/26/16 Noon-1:15 p.m.  Harnessing the Data Revolution: A Perspective from the National Science Foundation he South Hub is proud to host a webinar with Dr. Chaitanya Baru, Senior Advisor for Data Science, Director for Computer & Information Science Engineering (CISE/OAD), National Science Foundation, on September 26 from noon – 1:15 PM EDT.  The presentation is titled “Harnessing the Data Revolution: A Perspective from the National Science Foundation.” To join the WebEx meeting, click here. Meeting number (access code): 640 352 068. Questions about the event should be directed to Dr. Lea Shanley at lshanley@renci.org.
9/28/2016-9/29/2016   Industry-Academia Workshop: High Impact Applications of Data Science in Precision Medicine, Health Analytics, and Health Disparities The workshop is being held at Georgia Tech’s Technology Square Research Building, in Atlanta on September 19 - 20, 2016, from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm  (EDT). Click here to register. Several travel awards are available to attend this South Hub-sponsored event that involves 50-75 participants and diverse stakeholders, including industry, academia, national laboratories, and nonprofits, whose expertise cuts across several traditional disciplines. There is a focus on involving early career (non-tenured) faculty and research scientists. More information including agendas and registration for all upcoming hub-hosted workshops can be found at http://southbdhub.org/workshops.html.
9/14/2016-9/16/2019   PyData Carolinas The South Hub is a silver sponsor of PyData Carolinas, a celebration of diversity in data science within the Python, R, and Julia communities, taking place September 14-16, 2016 at the IBM Activity Center in Research Triangle Park, NC. Dr. Lea Shanley, co-Executive Director of South Big Data Innovation Hub, will deliver a keynote at the conference. Special low academic rates are available. Learn more and register.
9/10/16   Data for Good Day with DataKind and Teradata Cares On September 10, get inspired and give back with DataKind, Teradata Cares, Data Science for Social Good Atlanta, and the South Big Data Hub! Meet other members of Atlanta’s robust Data for Good community and learn about each organization’s unique approach to leveraging data in the service of humanity. Network and take action for an afternoon Project Accelerator helping nonprofits kick-start their data science journeys, and take part in a round table of data science experts to provide quick advice and data consulting. Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss will deliver the keynote presentation. Register here.
8/16/16 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  DataBytes Webinar Series The National Consortium for Data Science DataBytes Webinar series is hosting a webinar with Reagan Moore, PhD, of the iRODS Consortium on Tuesday, August 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm for a discussion on Policy-based Data Management for Distributed Data Collections. Register for the event at http://datascienceconsortium.org/databytes-webinars/.
8/25/16 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  Data Infrastructure for Materials and Advanced Manufacturing industry-academia workshop, will be held at Georgia Tech, on August 25, 2016 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (EDT).
8/4/16   Community Engagement Working Group The South Big Data Hub Community Engagement Working Group met for the second time on August 4th. Members from more than a dozen institutions participated in the call, to develop “use cases” as an essential way to educate and help new entrants to data science or HPC navigate the decisions surrounding which cyber-infrastructure tools are appropriate for a given project. The working group is seeking to collect tangible use cases from different domains, forms of cyber-infrastructure, and software tools.  Initial calls will be open. Now is the time to get involved and add your value to the discussion. For notes on this topic and past meetings, please visit the group's hackpad.
8/1/2016-8/5/2016   SDSC Summer Institute 2016: HPC for the Long Tail of Science.  at San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego.
7/22/2016-7/29/2016   The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2016 summer meeting "Big Data: Frontiers in Earth Sciences" As part of this event, the South Big Data Hub and ESIP will co-host an exhibit of data visualizations on Wednesday, July 20 from 5:30-7:00 PM at the 21c Hotel, showcasing the diversity, creativity, and impact of the research done by the Earth and data science communities through visualizations and graphical presentations of research results.
7/20/16   Exhibit of Data Visualizations   showcasing the diversity, creativity, and impact of the research done by the Earth and data science communities through visualizations and graphical presentations of research results.
7/13/16 Noon-1:00 p.m.  South Big Data Hub community telecon focused on Cyberinfrastructure To participate in the call, please dial 404-947-8273. No PIN needed.

We need your help to map out the tools, services and resources with the potential to support South Big Data Hub projects, partnerships and other activities. Speakers include: Reagan Moore (DataNet Federation Consortium), Jason Coposky (iRODS Consortium), Mike Conway (CyVerse), and Len Fishman (data.world).
6/3/16 3:00-4:30 p.m.  Working Group- Energy Theme Community  Working Groups (WGs) engage directly with the Hub Executive team to implement and participate across hub activities. We invite you to participate in an upcoming call, or catch up on what is in progress. Several WGs have already begun, and a few more are just getting started. Join us! Click the link above to learn more. Our next call is coming up quickly: Friday, June 3rd at 3 pm EST for the Energy Theme Community.
6/8/2016-6/9/2016   iRODS Consortium Annual Uder Group Meeting  Users and those who are curious about the integrated Rule Oriented Data System (iRODS) can register for the annual iRODS User Group Meeting (to be held June 8 and 9) by going to http://irods.org/ugm2016/.  
5/24/2016-5/25/2016   XChange SLED XChange SLED is the largest independent gathering of integrators, consultants, contractors, suppliers, customers and vendors in the public sector IT channel.  Industry professionals converge to learn about emerging technologies and burgeoning market opportunities from leading vendors, industry experts and peers looking to make new connections. For full details, see http://www.thechannelco.com/events/xsled16/about 
5/3/16 3:00-5:00 p.m.  Health and Big Data  The Big Data in Health theme community is an open forum to discuss data solutions and issues facing modern Healthcare.  

To Join the Call: Click Here 

Optional dial-in number: 404-947-8273. No PIN needed. 

To View the Agenda and Add to the Discussion: Visit our Interactive Wiki  
5/16/2016-5/17/2016   The First Workshop of Mission-Critical Big Data Analytics  The event will take place on May 16-17, 2016 at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA. This two-day workshop will cover the state-of-the-art research and development in big data analytics, especially for mission-critical applications. There will be keynote speech by invited renowned speakers, and tutorial sessions with hands-on training. Research works of cutting edge research topics in big data will be presented, plus a poster session and a demo session where students will present their works. South BD Hub Co-Executive Director Renata Rawlings-Goss will attend present on the hub. The primary contact for the event is Lei Huang of Prairie View A&M University: lhuang@pvamu.edu. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-first-workshop-of-mission-critical-big-data-analytics-mcbda-2016-tickets-20587633165

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