2019 Events

Date  Time Event  Details 
12/4/19   The Five Secrets to Launch Your Data Career in 2020  This is a live virtual training open to South Hub members as well as those in your network interested in a data career. The secrets are actually taught by our Executive Director Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss. She will share these "secrets" with everyone, based on her new book Data Careers, Training, and Hiring. This training is for those who can sometimes struggle with getting mentorship for technical data careers. The reason these "secrets" work is because they are not really secrets. They are evidence-based, best practices.  Learn more at the website.
11/12/2019 - 11/14/2019   TRACK 5 ­Big Data and Machine Learning for Tactical Networks in MILCOM 2019 At MILCOM, global military communications professionals face command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) challenges head on. Professionals in industry, academia and government are encouraged to contribute and participate in MILCOM 2019, especially the new track 5 in Big Data and Machine Learning for Tactical Networks. Learn more at their website. 
11/7/19 11:00 a.m. Webinar: How will machine learning forever change the way students study? Artificial intelligence and machine learning is eating the world! Everyday, we wake up and discover entire industries and use cases where AI is being applied to disrupt the old order of doing things. Everything from Amazon, to Netflix, to the New York Stock Exchange, has AI woven into the fabric of the experiences. This webinar will show you how AI and machine learning will forever change the way students study. Register at their website. 
11/5/19 2:00 p.m.  Webinar: What is FABRIC? FABRIC is a NSF-funded grant that will create a unique national research infrastructure to enable cutting-edge and exploratory at-scale research in networking, cybersecurity, distributed computing and storage systems, machine learning, and science applications. The initial 30-minute talk will give a high-level introduction to FABRIC and discuss ways for communities to get involved. During the second portion of the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity for Q&A with a panel of FABRIC leadership. Register at their website.
11/7/19 11:00 a.m. - noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group  Presenter:
Dr. Fil Menczer, Indiana University  

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11/1/19 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  All Hub Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group  Presenter:
Tom Morris, Veritas Genetics  

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10/30/2019-10/31/2019   7th Annual Big Data for Intelligence Symposium  This Symposium will provide the Intelligence Community, US military commands, government agencies, members of academia, and technology industry leaders the opportunity to explore ways to improve the way we utilize big data for intelligence and the steps we must take in the future to improve this process and maintain our operational advantage. Learn more at their website. 
10/30/19   Cybersecurity & Big Data Working Group Launch  Recognizing the importance of scientific data integrity, in 2020 Trusted CI will form a working group with the four NSF Big Data Innovation Hubs, including the NCSA-led Midwest Big Data Hub, to address the challenges related to the intersection of cybersecurity and big data. The group will publish a survey of data integrity needs across NSF research projects and provide guidance on addressing those needs.

An open meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 1:30-4:00 CT for the national Cybersecurity and Big Data Working Group to discover community interest in participating. Remote access will be available. Read more. 
10/25/2019-10/26/2019   DataUp Workshop DataUp is a program to increase the capacity for data science education at primarily-teaching, minority-serving and –led liberal arts institutions and community colleges. This month, Florida A&M University (FAMU) will participate in two-day Python, shell, git, and JupyterHub workshop taught by the Data and Software Carpentry programs. If you are a member of either of these campuses and would like to register for the event, please contact Kendra Strickland. To view photos and blog posts regarding each workshop, please visit the DataUp webpage.
10/4/19 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  All Hub Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group  Presenter:
Dr. Von Welch, Indiana University 

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10/3/19 11:00 a.m. - noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group  Presenter:
Dr. Huan Liu, Arizona State University 

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9/26/2019-9/27/2019   IRIS Summit  The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)'s annual summit will focus on data that tell the story of academia's public value; research questions; and the IRIS data infrastructure. The free event has confirmed speakers include representatives from the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the Association of American Medical Colleges, and several research universities from around the country. Visit their website to learn more.
9/10/19 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Programmable Network Experiments: Software Defined Networking with Chameleon Webinar Chameleon’s Bring Your Own Controller (BYOC) functionality enables tenants to create isolated network switches managed using OpenFlow controllers provided by the user. This feature is targeted at users wishing to experiment with software-defined networking (SDN) as well as users with experiments that have non-standard networking requirements. Learn more at their website. 
9/6/19 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  All Hub Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group  Title and Abstract: 
CoMSES Net: a Big Data Spoke for reproducibility, transparency, and knowledge sharing in scientific computation 
Established in 2009, CoMSES Net is an international scientific network dedicated to promoting and enabling transparency, reproducibility, reuse, and best practices in scientific computation. Focusing especially on the social and ecological/environmental sciences, CoMSES Net hosts a large, open access library for model code that offers peer review of code and citations with DOI's, provides training to early career researchers, coordinates an annual virtual conference, and leads international collaborations to establish community standards for modeling science.

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9/5/19 11:00 a.m. - noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group  Presenter:
Dr. David Danks, Carnegie Mellon University 

Title and Abstract: 
Critical Thinking and Social Media 
This presentation will outline a series of educational interventions developed at CMU to advance a range of critical thinking skills. We will explore how these tactics could potentially be used as part of a multi-pronged intervention to reduce the harmful effects of some parts of social media.

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8/12/2019-8/16/2019   Data Matters Short Course Seires  Data Matters™ is a week-long series of one and two-day courses aimed at students and professionals in business, research, and government. Data Matters gives students the chance to learn about a wide range of topics in data science, analytics, visualization, curation, and more from expert instructors. Learn more at their website. 
8/5/19   International Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics BIOKDD'19 invites KDD researchers to solve problems in bioinformatics, medical and health informatics. It is a half-day workshop embracing SIGKDD 2019's Health Day. BIOKDD has been successfully held in conjunction with SIGKDD for 17 years, and this year's theme is Data Science Meets Bioinformatics. Learn more at their website. 
8/1/2019-8/2/2019   Coding Bootcamp (2) Electronic health record analysis, August 1-2, 2019. This bootcamp teaches how to analyze EHR data with R. Participants are expected to be familiar with basic R skills or have completed the first data wrangling in R bootcamp.
Learn more and register at their website. 
7/29/2019-7/30/2019   Coding Bootcamp  Data wrangling in R, July 29-30, 2019. This R bootcamp will teach basic skills to process and analyze biological data, perform statistical tests, visualize data and results. This R bootcamp will also expose students to genomics and gene/protein network data analysis. This camp prepares a participant to prepare for the EHR bootcamp.
7/9/2019-7/12/2019   South Hub co-sponsors SBP-BRiMS 2019 The South Hub is proud to help support this year's SBP-BRiMS Conference, an interdisciplinary computational social science conference focused on both modeling complex socio-technical systems and using computational techniques to reason about and study complex socio-technical systems. Participants in this conference take part in forming the conversation on how computation is shaping the modern world and helping us to better understand and reason about human behavior. Learn more and register at their website. 
6/25/2019-6/28/2019   iRODS UGM 2019 The 11th annual iRODS UGM will be held at Utrecht University in The Netherlands this summer. iRODS is open source software used worldwide for data management through discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and virtualization. See last year's agenda to learn more about the event or register for this year's UGM here.  
6/12/2019-6/15/2019   IEEE SMARTCOMP 2019 SMARTCOMP 2019 is the 5th edition of the conference and will be held in Washington, DC in June. The conference will include talks on smart computing innovations pertaining to pervasive/ubiquitous computing, cloud computing, sensor networks, Internet of Things, big data analytics, security and privacy, social computing, cognitive computing, cyber-physical systems and their application and validation within smart computing environments. Read more at their website. 
6/10/2019-6/16/2019   CASOS 2019 Summer Institute The purpose of the CASOS Summer Institute is to provide an intense and hands-on introduction to network analytics and visualization from a combined social-network, network-science, link-analysis and dynamic network analysis perspective. Learn more and register at their website. 
6/9/2019-6/12/2019   Machine Learning in Science & Engineering Conference The second-annual MLSE conference highlights advances in research that utilize methods of artificial intelligence, the development of new machine learning algorithms designed for science and engineering problems, and the ways these methods lead to innovations across various fields. Researchers from academia, government, and industry will gather to explore the future of research in science and engineering. Learn more and register at their website. 
6/4/2019-6/5/2019   Smart Grid Edge Analytics Workshop  The objective of the workshop is to bring together key experts and leaders from academia, industry, and government to exchange the latest developments and research on data analytics "at the edge of the grid." The workshop includes tutorials on data science and smart grid edge analytics, along with sessions on distribution grid analytics, smart meter and customer analytics, DER integration analytics, and beyond-the-grid analytics: smart cities, EV, smart buildings. Learn more and register at their website. 
6/7/19 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  All Hub Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group  Presenter:
Jim Wilgenbusch, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

Title and Abstract: 
Cyberinfrastructure for the University of Minnesota’s Digital Water Initiatives
The University of Minnesota is making numerous investments to address challenges related to aggregating, managing, storing, analyzing, and sharing digital water resources. This talk will briefly describe how we are leveraging other cyberinfrastructure platforms to help address challenges and opportunities related to the recent deluge of water related data.

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6/6/19 11:00 a.m. - noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group  Presenters:
Kathleen Carley, Carnegie Mellon University

Title and Abstract :
Disrupting Disinformation Diffusion
This presentation will cover recent work at the CASOS center on the spread of information through social media, with a focus on Twitter. Key examples of how information maneuvers are used to impact the spread of disinformation will be discussed.

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5/23/2019-5/26/2019   Symposium- Georgia Tech- Smithsonian's Virtual Research Assistant project At its annual meeting in DC in May, the American Psychological Association is organizing an invited symposium around the Georgia Tech - Smithsonian's Virtual Research Assistant project (called VERA-EOL) as an exemplar of interdisciplinary research on AI, big data, and cognitive science. NSF's Sara Kiesler will participate as well.
5/20/2019-5/23/2019   IEEE Conference on Smart Grid Synchronized Measurements and Analytics 2019 IEEE SGSMA 2019 provides a leading forum for disseminating the latest research in Synchronized Measurements and Analytics. Tutorial and workshops will be held on May 20, and the full conference is May 21-23. Learn more and register at their website.
5/14/2019-5/15/2019   4th Mission Critical Big Data Analytics (MCBDA) Workshop This workshop will cover the state-of-the-art research and development in deep learning and high performance computing for big data analytics, especially for mission critical applications. There will be keynote speeches by invited renowned speakers and tutorial sessions with hands-on training. Cutting edge research topics in big data will be presented, plus a poster session and a demo session where students will present their works. Registration fee is waived for DoD personnel.  Visit their website to register. 
5/3/19 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  All Hub Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group  Presenter:
Valentine Pentchev, Indiana University Network Science Institute

Title and Abstract: 
CADRE-Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment
A cloud-based platform that will provide secure access to library-licensed datasets and open, non-consumptive datasets. CADRE will feature a graphical user interface; standardized data formats; shared and custom computational resources; and a space to share and store queries, algorithms, derived data, results of analyses, workflows, and visualizations.

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5/2/19 11:00 a.m. - noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group  Presenters:
Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology

Title and Abstract :
Social Media and Belief in the Chemtrails Conspiracy
Amy will present results from a qualitative study of social media use by people who believe in the “chemtrails” conspiracy, the notion that the visible condensation trails behind airplanes are evidence of deliberate spraying for nefarious purposes. Chemtrails believers often first learn about the conspiracy on YouTube, and their beliefs are reinforced on Facebook groups. Surprisingly, the way in is often the way out: we report on ex-believers who were persuaded to no longer believe via these same media—YouTube and Facebook groups.

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4/11/2019-4/12/2019   Southern Data Science Conference  SDSC is a special data science R&D conference that brings experts and researchers from the top data science companies and institutes to present their work and share their best practices in data science. For more information, please visit the website. For a 20% discount, USE CODE: SBDH20.
4/5/19 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  All Hub Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group  Presenters:
Claudio Caimi & Mirko Manea, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Italy 

Title and Abstract: 
Collaborative and Confidential Information Sharing and Analysis for Cyber Protection (C3ISP)
C3ISP innovation is the possibility to share information in a flexible and controllable manner inside a collaborative multi-domain environment to improve detection of cyber threats and response capabilities while still preserving the confidentiality of the shared information.

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4/4/19 11:00 a.m. - noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group  Presenters:
Claudio Caimi, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Italy
Jame Clarke, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Title and Abstract :
AEGIS - Cybersecurity Reflection Group Round Table - EU Report
In December 2018, the AEGIS project took the opportunity to host their “EU-US Roundtable on the Interplay of Technology & Policy in Data Privacy" as a side event at the ICT 2018 conference. Results to be presented.

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4/9/2019-4/10/2019   South Hub All Hands Meeting  The 2019 All Hands Meeting will bring the South Hub community together to share accomplishments and opportunities. Join us on April 9-10 to explore how we support researchers, programs, organizations, and individuals like you to solve important regional challenges with data.

Attendees have the opportunity to:
Engage in conversations with colleagues from industry, academia, nonprofits, and government to share accomplishments.
Provide vital feedback to the development of the future plans for the South Big Data Hub.
Identify opportunities to collaborate with the South Big Data Hub and their priority areas.
We will be hosting a poster session that allows you to:
Showcase your collaborative data science projects.
Discuss your progress.
Highlight your impact.
Each poster must submit a project abstract. The poster abstract deadline is March 25.

The morning of Day 1 will be live-streamed via the South Hub YouTube Channel. 

For questions, please contact Program Coordinator Kendra Lewis-Strickland.
 
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3/11/2019-3/13/2019   2019 U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium With growing dependence on the Web, researchers from an ever-expanding variety of fields have taken an increasing interest in the Semantic Web. US2TS provides a forum for various communities to bridge divisions, exchange know-how, and to coalesce around shared gaps and challenges between computer science and natural sciences, and between academia, government, and industry. Read more at their website.
3/9/19   Analytics>Forward Based on the bar camp-style conferences, the Analytics>Forward program is set the day of the conference based on pitches given first thing in the morning. The conference promises a day of mathy fun with all of your favorite analysts! Registration buys breakfast, lunch (provided by IBM), and coffee all day! Visit their website to learn more.
3/4/19   Global Women in Data Science Conference Global Women in Data Science Conference | March 4 | Worldwide 
WiDS features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. Hear from researchers and practitioners in a variety of domains speaking about everything from cybersecurity to data ethics and privacy to data visualization and more. Over 100,000 participants are anticipated to tune in worldwide. Visit their website to learn more.
3/7/19 11:00 a.m. - noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group  Presenter:
Dr. Kathleen M. Carley, Carnegie Mellon University | Disrupting Disinformation Diffusion

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3/1/19 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  All Hub Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group  Presenters:
Ray Idaszak, RENCI | Generalizing the HydroShare Community Code for Other Domains

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2/1/2019-2/2/2019   Blueprint 2019: Oceans and Innovation Duke Blueprint 2019 will feature a panel of innovative ocean experts discussing the future of ocean conservation and a reception to connect and network with students, alumni, and community members. Visit their website for more information.
2/7/19 11:00 a.m. - noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group  Presenter:
Dr. Connie Moon Sehat, Credibility Coalition | Frameworks for Creative Collaboration around Misinformation and Beyond

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2/1/19 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  All Hub Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group  Presenters:
Shane Glass, Google BigQuery | An Overview of the Google Cloud Public Datasets Program

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1/11/19 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  All Hub Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group  Presenters:
Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health | Massachusetts Responds to the Opioid Epidemic: Using Data to Inform Policy and Programs

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1/10/19 11:00 a.m. - noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group  Presenter:
Dr. Sarah Oates, University of Maryland and the Wilson Center, and Joseph Barrow of the University of Maryland | From Words to Data: Challenges in Building a Cyborg Classifier to Track Russian Disinformation in U.S. News

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