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Northeast Big Data Hub Newsletter | August 14, 2018 
Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub
  • Announcing Jeannette Wing as PI of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub
  • Funding Awarded for First Round of NEBDIH-Sponsored Workshops
Events: 
  • NSF Webinar: Spreading the Use of Big Data in Scientific Research (TODAY)
  • California Safe Drinking Water Challenge (Multiple upcoming events)
  • NYC Media Lab Annual Summit, NYCML '18 (September 20-21)
  • STATFEST (September 22)
  • Northeast Big Data for Education Conference 2018 (October 18)
  • Call For Papers: Inaugural Special Issue Computer-Based Learning in Context (October 30)
News

Announcing Jeannette Wing as PI of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub

We’re very pleased to announce that Jeannette Wing will become the Principal Investigator of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub. “I look forward to sustaining this important community effort” - Wing.
Click here to read more.
Funding Awarded to First Round of NEBDIH-Sponsored Workshops

The Hub will award our first round of Big Data workshop sponsorships. Click here to learn more!

Upcoming Events
* denotes events not organized by the Big Data Hubs and Spokes
 



NSF Data Science Lecture: Spreading the Use of Big Data in Scientific Research

TODAY, Tuesday August 14, 3 pm ET
Online

For more information and to register, click here: http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/180814/

Join Stuart Feldman (Chief Scientist, Schmidt Futures) and Alex Szalay (Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University) for a talk on the use of Big Data in scientific research and the recently funded NSF Open Storage Network effort. Click through above for a full abstract for this lecture.
 

California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge

Upcoming online and live events in August + beyond

For more information and to register, click here: http://waterchallenge.data.ca.gov/

Annually, up to 1 million Californians lack access to clean, safe drinking water at some point during the year. Droughts and other disruptions in water supply can limit or eliminate access to safe drinking water for days, months, or years. Some communities have been exposed to unsafe water for more than a decade.

The Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge is designed to explore data’s potential to help us better understand community access to safe drinking water, anticipate vulnerabilities, and identify and deploy solutions. Learn how you can get involved at the link above.
 

NYC Media Lab Annual Summit, NYCML '18 

Sept 20-21
New York, NY

For more information and to register, click here: 
https://www.summit.nycmedialab.org

How are future interfaces changing industries? NYC Media Lab’s annual Summit is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects, and talent from across the City’s corporate, university and innovation ecosystems. The event will include panels and keynotes on the latest media and technology trends like brain-computer interfaces and blockchain; 100 interactive XR and data science research demos; startup pitches; and 12+ hands-on workshops. Use promo code DATA to unlock 20% off Standard Registration tickets.: nycml18.eventbrite.com
 

STATFEST 2018*

Sept 22
Amherst College
Amherst, MA

For more information and to register, click here:  https://nhorton.people.amherst.edu/statfest/

STATFEST 2018 is a one day conference aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups (African American, Hispanic, Native Americans) to consider careers and graduate studies in the statistical and data sciences. More information is available at the link above.
 

Northeast Big Data for Education Conference 2018

Oct 18
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

For more information and to register, click here: https://sites.google.com/view/bigdataforeducation/researcher-training-opportunities/october-18-2018-northeast-big-data-meeting

This meeting will bring together leaders in the field while making space for more junior scholars to join the conversation. The event will include a tutorial on LearnSphere/DataShop, as well as a workshop on feature engineering, talks, a discussion of spoke activities and outreach across the Northeast, and as always the popular "research speed-dating". 
 
Opportunities
* denotes opportunities from beyond the Big Data Hubs and Spokes
 
Call For Papers: Inaugural Special Issue Computer-Based Learning in Context
http://www.upenn.edu/learninganalytics/CBLC/

Submissions are invited for the inaugural special issue of a new completely and permanently free and open-access journal, Computer-Based Learning in Context. CBLC is a new publication outlet for rigorous scientific research on computer-based learning in context. We are particularly interested in how learners’ contexts impact their interactions, within as well as around computer-based learning, and how those differences in interaction impact learning, long-term learner outcomes, and educational effectiveness. Submissions for the Inaugural Issue are due by October 30, 11:59 PM ET. 
 
To suggest items for an upcoming newsletter, please email contact@nebigdatahub.org. We welcome Big Data news, events and opportunities from across the Northeast and beyond!

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Thanks!  - Katie Naum
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