Addressing Societal Changes

The purpose of this workshop is to collect practitioner input into the challenges surrounding the use of data coming from distributed sensors in the context of smart cities and smart campuses.
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The South Hub awarded five student's registration fellowships through the SNAP-DS program, “Stimulating New Activities and Projects in Data Science,” to attend the Young CEOs Business Summit's (YCBS) 2018 Annual Summit in Atlanta, that expose students to data science and the ways data science can better societies and businesses.   Students quickly became aware of big data and ways big data can impact emerging markets in Africa.
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Successful workforce diversity efforts don’t stop with hiring people of different ages, races, genders, and sexual orientations. View this post for tips for building a strong and diverse data science workforce.
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The South Big Data Hub Data Sharing and 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 Consortium.
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The four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs have been selected by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce to enter into a Joint Venture Partnership. This partnership will provide opportunities for collaborations between the Big Data Hubs and NTIS to deliver groundbreaking data projects across federal agencies. Read the post for more information.
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The South Big Data Hub is proud to be a part of Microsoft’s new initiative. Read their full article about boosting the national Big Data Hub program with $3 million in Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing credits.
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Hackathon in Rocket City
CLOSED - - A hackathon sponsored by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the city of Huntsville, AL. The hackathon, to be held Feb. 25 and 26, will give software developers, policymakers, public safety officials, business leaders, and other creative problem solvers the chance to make a difference in how communities prepare for and respond to dangerous floods.
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The workshop participants thoughtfully assessed a wide array of mobile health (mhealth) applications to address health disparities and their environmental influences within the research, legal, policy, environment, and clinical settings. Within the clinical setting, participants identified shifting the point of care to the patient using mHealth technologies as a key priority.
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The four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs have been selected by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce to enter into a Joint Venture Partnership.
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During the second South Big Data Hub Smart Cities community call, Daniel Morgan, chief data scientist for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), addressed what he sees as the DOT’s biggest data challenges.
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