2020 Events

Date  Time Event  Details 
12/19/20-12/20/20   Student Coding Bootcamp  The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will offer a free online R coding bootcamp for those interested in learning programming skills and investigating the COVID-19 cases in their regions. High school students, undergraduate students, and high school teachers are all welcome to apply. Learn more at their website.
12/11/20   2021 Institute for Data Science and Big Data  American University will hold the 2021 Institute for Data Science and Big Data online, which is geared to working professionals looking to upgrade their data science skills. The institute will cover the basics of data science, including obtaining relevant data, cleaning and exploring data, creating models, stating inferences, making reliable predictions, and communicating findings. The course consists of a mixture of lectures, guest speakers, and group assignments. Learn more at their website.
12/7/20-12/11/20   Data Matters Short Course Series  Data Matters is a week-long series of one and two-day courses aimed at students and professionals in business, research, and government. The series 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.
12/4/20   NHLBI BioData Catalyst Fellows Program Call for Prooposals | Submission deadline: Dec. 4 The NHLBI BioData Catalyst Fellows Program provides early-career researchers the opportunity to receive funding to help support research on novel and innovative data science and data-focused research problems. The program is open to academic disciplines conducting biomedical research in heart, lung, blood, and sleep domains. The BioData Catalyst Consortium seeks projects that represent diversity across fields of study, institutions, geography, and investigators. Learn more at their website.
12/1/20   Digital Rocks Visualization Challenge  Digital Rocks is sponsoring a challenge to promote visualization and reuse of 3D images of porous materials that are stored in the open data repository Digital Rocks Portal. Prizes will be awarded for best video, static image, and 3D printed structure challenges. Learn more at their website. 
12/4/20 3:00-4:00 p.m.  All Hub Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Presenters:
Catherine Cramer, San Diego Supercomputer Center | COVID-19 Data Challenge: Navigating Life and Work in Border Communities

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12/4/20 11:00 a.m.- noon South Hub Education &Workforce Working Group
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Dr Renata Rawlings-Goss, Executive Director, South Big Data Hub, Georgia Tech | 2021 Opportunities for Data Science Education and Resources

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12/3/20 11 a.m.- noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group Presenter:
Dr. Dongwon Lee, Penn State University | Fake News 2.0: Combating Neural False Information

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11/3/20 and 11/5/20   South Hub 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, Stillman College, an HBCU, will participate in a 2-day workshop taught by the Data and Software Carpentry programs. If you are a member of the Stillman Community and would like to register for the event, please contact Kendra Strickland. To view photos and blog posts regarding the program please visit the DataUp webpage.
11/6/20 3:00- 4:00 p.m. All Hub Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Presenters:
Cindy Buyere & Mike Daniels, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research | The ASSET Project: Sketching tools for workflows

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11/6/20 11 a.m.- noon  South Hub Education & Workforce Working Group Presenters:
Dr. Cheryl Swanier, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Claflin University | How Secure Is Your Data
Dr. Elieu Huerta, Astronomy, University of Illinois | Training the Next Generation of AI Practitioners

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11/5/20 11 a.m.- noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group Presenter:
Cori Faklaris, Carnegie Mellon University | Recent Findings About End Users' Cybersecurity Attitudes and Behaviors

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10/18/2020- 10/21/2020   2020 SBP-BRiMS conference The 2020 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation has moved to a virtual format. Learn more about the conference and how to register at their website.
10/16/2020-10/17/2020   Conference on Truth and Trust Online  The annual Conference for Truth and Trust Online is organized as a unique collaboration between practitioners, technologists, academics and platforms, to share, discuss, and collaborate on useful technical innovations and research in the space. The team invites submissions of both technical papers and talk proposals on technical solutions for addressing current challenges facing social media platforms. Learn more on their website.
10/14/2020-10/16/2020   2020 ADSA Annual Meeting The Virtual 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting will bring together data science methodologists and domain researchers from all disciplines and career stages to share breakthroughs and new approaches in data science research and education, with a strong emphasis on responsible data science. Their team is encouraging new, untested ideas to promote brainstorming for innovation and promote collaborative feedback and engaging discussions. Learn more on their website.
10/7/2020-10/9/2020   Data Science Connect Data Science Connect Virtual Conference 2020 will be three days (workshops on Day 1 and presentations/panels on Days 2-3). #DSCConf2020 will showcase the wide variety of advanced data science applications across industry verticals and technical disciplines, with the goal of sharing and inspiring new applications, algorithms and techniques. Learn more at their website. 
10/27/2020 and 10/29/2020   South Hub 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, Stillman College, an HBCU, will participate in a 2-day workshop taught by the Data and Software Carpentry programs. If you are a member of the Stillman Community and would like to register for the event, please contact Kendra Strickland. To view photos and blog posts regarding the program please visit the DataUp webpage.
10/2/20 3:00-4:00 p.m.  All Hub Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Presenter:
Jim Basney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Update and Information on the TDWG (Trustworthy Data Working Group)

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10/2/20 11:00 a.m.- noon  South Hub Education & Workforce Working Group Presenters:
Dr. Debra F. Laefer, Faculty, NYU | Remote Sensing and Data Science: Opportunities and Challenges
Dr. Le Xie, Professor, Texas A&M | A Cross-Domain Approach to Analyzing the Short-Run Impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. Electricity Sector

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10/1/20 11:00 a.m.- noon South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group Presenter:
Dr. Colin Clarke, Carnegie Mellon University | Terrorism, Social Media, and Online Gaming

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9/8/20   USAID's Intelligent Forecasting Challenge  The USAID seeks to identify and test more accurate methods of predicting future contraceptive use at health service delivery sites. Their team will award $25K in prizes to innovators who develop an intelligent forecasting model—using the data it provides and methods such as artificial intelligence (AI)—to predict the consumption of contraceptives over three months. The team will also award a Field Implementation Grant of approximately $100K to $200K to customize and test a high-performing intelligent forecasting model in Côte d’Ivoire. Learn more on their website.
9/4/20 3:00- 4:00 p.m. All Hub Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Presenter:
Dr. Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University | Big Data Benchmarking and Surrogates

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9/4/20 11:00 a.m.- noon South Hub Education & Workforce Working Group Presenters:
Dr. Aryya Gangopadhyay, Professor in the Department of Information Systems at UMBC & Dr. Mantravadi, Health Economist with expertise in Data Science Education and Big Data | Quality Matters Based Best Practices for Data Science and Health Informatics Teaching

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9/3/20 11:00 a.m.- noon South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group Presenter:
Dr. Iain Cruickshank, U.S. Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force | Multi-Clustering Results of Social-Based Data

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9/1/20   South Hub Seed Grant Program | Applications Close  The South Big Data Innovation Hub Seed Grant program is designed to promote collaboration and support the cross-pollination of tools, data, and ideas across disciplines and sectors including academia, industry, government, and communities. Seed grant awards must support the southern region and the Major Goals and Priority Areas of the South Hub. Applications for small grants (up to $10,000) will be accepted and awarded on a rolling basis until September 1. Applications for mid-size or group activities grants (up to $50,000) and large or multi-institutional grants (up to $100,000) will be accepted until September 1. Awards will be announced soon after. Learn more on our website.
8/12/2020-8/14/2020   Southern Data Science Conference Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, SDSC20 has been postponed to Aug. 12-14 at the same venue and with the same programming. 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. The conference's attendees represent industry, academia, and government institutions across the US. Learn more on their website.
8/3/2020-8/13/2020   FORECE11 Scholarly Communications Institute  Registration is open for FSCI 2020. The focus this year is on the theme of FAIR Data principles. The theme includes an array of courses and plenaries in innovative publishing practices, policy implementation, and other aspects of scholarly communication -- all delivered virtually. Learn more on their website.
8/6/20 11:00 a.m.- noon South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group Presenter:
Richard Boyd, Tanjo Machine Learning Inc. | How to use human machine learning and data exhaust for good

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7/1/2020-7/2/2020   NSF Convergence Accelerator Virtual Expo 2020 The NSF Convergence Accelerator (CA) program is hosting the CA Expo 2020 on July 1-2, 2020. This virtual meeting provides an opportunity for all of the FY 2019 CA projects in Track A: Open Knowledge Network and Track B: AI & Future of Work to share information about their projects with the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit each project's virtual booth, see five-minute videos about the project, and interact with project members. Learn more at their website.
7/1/20 Noon - 1:00 p.m.  Using Collaborationg to Accelerate Solutions in COVID-19 Response Webinar The COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition is a private-sector-led response that brings together healthcare organizations, technology firms, nonprofits, academia, and startups to quickly address government and community problems related to the pandemic. Together, they’re working to provide data-driven, real-time insights that help leaders across the U.S. make decisions on how to protect their populations. This webinar will dive into the data streams that affect tracking and forecasting related to the pandemic--from cases and mortality to PPE and how supply chains are affected. Learn more at their website.
7/2/20 11:00 a.m.- noon South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group Presenter:
Ingrid Sturgis, Howard University | How minorities in the African American community are responding to online misinformation

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6/11/2020 and 6/25/2020 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Virtual Thursdays Webinar Series  The Data Science Connect (DSC), the largest data science organization in the southeast, is hosting “Virtual Thursday,” a virtual event series on timely topics relevant to the data science community. Each Virtual Thursday event features presentations, a panel discussion and a Q&A session. The topics for the events are: “How Data Science Is Driving The Sharing Economy” on June 11, and “People Analytics: Aligning Your HR & Data Strategies” on June 25. Learn more at their website.
6/9/2020 - 6/12/2020   Virtual iRODS User Group Meeting 2020 The 12th annual iRODS User Group Meeting will be held online this summer for current and interested users. 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.
6/1/2020 - 6/4/2020   Science of Team Science Conference  SciTS 2020 will (virtually) bring together team science scholars, practitioners, and providers from a broad range of disciplines to share and advance the latest evidence-based methods in team collaboration, transdisciplinary knowledge-making and implementation science. Speakers and attendees will include investigators, administrators, students, funders, and policymakers. Anyone interested in improving collaborative research and discovery is welcome. Learn more at their website.
6/5/20 3:00-4:00 p.m.  All Hub Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Presenters:
Christine Kirkpatrick, San Diego Supercomputer Center | GO FAIR/VODAN presentation

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6/4/20 11:00 a.m.- noon South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group Presenter:
Dr. Deen Freelon, UNC-Chapel Hill | Black Trolls Matter and Other Conclusions from Analyzing State-Sponsored Disinformation

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5/7/20 11:00 a.m.- noon South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group Presenter:
Joshua Tucker, New York University | The truth about fake news: Measuring vulnerability to fake news online and can we crowdsource fact checking?

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5/1/20 3:00-4:00 p.m.  All Hub Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Presenters:
Stanton Martin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory | FAIR data management in a global context

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4/1/2020, 4/8/2020, 4/15/2020 and 4/22/2020   GO FAIR US Webinar Series: FAIR Data and COVID-19 Sessions  The San Diego Supercomputer Center GO FAIR Office is offering a webinar series covering the Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN). VODAN is a GO FAIR Implementation network setup to help fight COVID-19 and to set foundations for future virus-based health crises. Learn more at their website.
4/3/20 3:00-4:00 p.m.  All Hub Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Presenters:
Rob Quick, Indiana University | Enhanced Robust Persistent Identification of Data (ERPID) and the FAIR Digital Object Framework

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4/2/20 11:00 a.m.- noon South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group Presenter:
Amit Sheth and Ugur Kursuncu, University of South Carolina | Underlying Factors of Extremism on Cyber Social Space

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3/26/20 1:00 p.m. CSTE Public Health and Healthcare Analytics Webinar  The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists will host a webinar presentation from Chandni Jaggi, MPH, and Elizabeth Pembleton, MPH, on "Using AIDSVu to Visualize HIV Data and Service Providers." AIDSVu is a free, online, interactive website that maps the HIV epidemic across the United States. The data and maps on AIDSVu are downloadable and printable so users can perform their own analyses or use in presentations. AIDSVu aims to take HIV information and present it a way that makes it readily available, easily accessible, and understandable for everyone to use. Register for the webinar. 
3/16/20 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Harnessing the Data Revolution Virtual "Microlab" Workshop  The Big Data Innovation Hubs, funded by the NSF, are hosting a virtual microlab webinar for the Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) ecosystem. This activity seeks community feedback on the coherent emergence of a HDR ecosystem of interrelated activities. The microlab webinar is designed to facilitate discussions in small virtual breakout groups. This information will inform the need for a potential HDR coordinating activity. Register here.
3/6/20 3:00-4:00 p.m.  All Hub Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Presenters:
Sean Peisert, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Data Confidentiality and Privacy Needs in Scientific Computing
Jim Basney, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Melissa Cragin, San Diego Supercomputer Center | A Brief Update from the Trustworthy Data Working Group

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3/5/20 11:00 a.m.- noon South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group Presenter:
Lingfei Wu, University of Pittsburgh | The Wisdom of Debating Crowds: Science, Wikipedia, and Twitter

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2/7/20 3:00- 4:00 p.m. All Hub Cyberinfrastructure Working Group Presenter:
Ilya Baldin, RENCI | ImPACT: A toolkit for working with protected data in a multi-institutional environment

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2/6/20 11:00 a.m.- noon  South Hub Social Cybersecurity Working Group Presenter:
Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas Little Rock | Deviant Mobs of the Internet: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

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