Join a Working Group

Join A Working Group

The South Hub working groups are recurring virtual meetings that support the interests of the data science community. Currently, the South Hub has three working groups that engage with the Hub leadership to implement regional and national activities. These groups are central to the South Hub mission as they assist the community in the development of tangible resources and the administration of services to the entire membership. The three working groups are:

The Cyber Infrastructure Working Group

The Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure working group was established in 2016, and worked across all four Hubs to identify co-chairs to lead the working group in 2017-2018. The Working Group meets monthly to share CI demos, review Hub letters of commitment requests for CI projects, and assess Hub member data needs as well as existing data cyberinfrastructure services, resources, and collaborations that may benefit the Hub. The objectives of the Data Sharing and Cyber Infrastructure Working Group are to: (1) map existing data cyberinfrastructure collaborations, services, and resources; (2) identify Hub member and Spoke project data and cyberinfrastructure requirements and opportunities for new collaborations and matchmaking of need to existing technologies; (3) build collaborations and partnerships to facilitate federated data sharing, computing, and analysis across institutions and partners, leveraging the activities of the Open Storage Network, XCEDE, the National Data Service (NDS), and others; (4) develop a testbed, and demonstrate integration of iRODs, NDS Labs, XSEDE, and Discovery Environment; and (5) secure funding to meet these objectives.  To date, the Working Group has held 35 meetings.

Co-chaired by Niall Gaffney (TACC), Christine Kirkpatrick (San Diego Supercomputing Center), John Goodhue (Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Institute), and James Wilgenbusch (Minnesota Supercomputing Institute) 

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The Social Cybersecurity Working Group

The Social Cybersecurity Working Group is a new working group that will create a collaborative and interdisciplinary platform bringing researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to share, exchange, learn, and develop new concepts, ideas, and principles, aiming to advance the understanding and the current state of research in the socio-cognitive security domain. Join the conversation at

Co-chaired by Nitin Argawal and Kathleen Carley


The Education and Data Science Workforce Working Group

The Education and Data Science Workforce Group consists of South Hub members from industry, academia, and government actively engaged in securing funding for and developing: (1) the use of government open data to support education and training in data science; (2) faculty and student data science training and curriculum development; (3) broadening and deepening the data science talent and workforce base; (4) connecting training in academia to industry and government needs, and (5) workforce development experiences for students to connect to industry, government, and non-profit organizations.

Chaired by Renata Rawlings-Goss

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