Workshops

The South BD Hub is sponsoring a Fall 2016 Workshop Series.

For past workshops, please check back as resources such as notes and video will be available soon (late September to early October).

Upcoming Workshops

High Impact Applications of Data Science in Precision Medicine, Health Analytics, and Health Disparities

Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, Technology Square Research Building, Atlanta, GA
Date: September 19 – 20, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm  (EDT)

Industry and academic researchers connect as we assess high impact applications of Data Science in Precision Medicine, Health Analytics, and Health Disparities. For this purpose, we have attempted to convene diverse stakeholders involved in this emerging field, including industry, academia, national laboratories, and nonprofits, whose expertise cuts across several traditional disciplines. Industry speakers have been specifically selected to share their perspective on high-impact applications or challenges surrounding the use of data science and informatics in the topics above. Attendees will come from academic research institutions across the 16 states that comprise the South Big Data Innovation Hub. Participants will engage in active scoping and round-table discussions in order to build partnerships across high-impact application verticals.

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South Big Data Hub DataStart Workshop & Reception

Location: American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701
Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Celebrate with the students and organizations that participated in our first DataStart Initiative. Meet the DataStart interns, industry and faculty members and hear presentations on the cutting edge research projects our students and companies tackled this summer.

Contact Jennifer Resnick for more information – jeresnick@renci.org

Past Workshops

Resources such as notes and video will be available soon (late September to early October)

Data Infrastructure for Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Workshop

Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Atlanta, GA
Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm  (EDT)

Industry and academic researchers connect as we assess and deliberate on the current state of the data infrastructure supporting the accelerated insertion of new and advanced materials into commercial products. For this purpose, we have attempted to convene diverse stakeholders involved in this emerging field, including industry, academia, national laboratories, and nonprofits, whose expertise cuts across several traditional disciplines such as materials science and engineering, design and manufacturing sciences, and computer and data sciences. Speakers have been specifically selected to share their perspective on high-impact applications or challenges surrounding the use of Data Science and Informatics in the Materials and Advanced Manufacturing space. Attendees will come from academic research institutions across the 16 states that comprise the South Big Data Innovation Hub. Participants will engage in active scoping and round-table discussions in order to build partnerships across high-impact application verticals.

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Applications of Analytics and Machine Learning in Energy Industry-Academia Workshop

Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Atlanta, GA
Date: September 6, 2016
Time: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm  (EDT)

Industry and academic researchers connect with each other in the domains of Energy: Power, Smart Grid, etc., as well as Big Data and Data Science. Speakers will be specifically selected to share their perspective on high-impact applications or challenges surrounding the use of data science, analytics, informatics, and machine learning in the Energy space.  Attendees will come from academic research institutions across the 16 states that comprise the South Big Data Innovation Hub and industrial partners across the country. Participants will engage in active scoping and round-table discussions in order to build partnerships across high-impact application verticals.

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Data for Good Day with DataKind and Teradata Cares

Location: Georgia World Congress Center – 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Room C302, Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: September 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Get inspired and give back with DataKind, Teradata Cares, Data Science for Social Good Atlanta, and 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. Start the day networking with fellow data do-gooders excited about using data science for good. See what’s possible and explore posters showing data science for good case studies in action.
Then take action yourself and roll up your sleeves for an afternoon Project Accelerator helping nonprofits kick-start their data science journeys. These brainstorming sessions help organizations take the first steps toward a successful data science project by bringing together a round table of data science experts to provide quick advice and data consulting. Share your knowledge and expertise with fellow changemakers – join us! (Participants please register before the event. Nonprofits interested in participating must apply by August 8th at datakind.org/atlanta2016.)

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