Northeast Big Data Hub Newsletter | January 30, 2020
  • Save the Date! All Hubs Summit | May 26-28 | Columbus, Ohio
  • Trusted CI Trustworthy Data Working Group
  • 2020 Women in Data Science Datathon
  • NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution Community Survey
  • 2020 SPARC Ideas Lab (January 31)


We're excited to partner with The Ohio State University to host the first-ever All Hubs Summit, bringing together our regional Hubs communities from the Northeast, Midwest, South and West.

Taking the place of our regional All Hands meetings this year, the Summit is a new opportunity to connect regional data science activities, programs, and initiatives at a national scale. Join us, along with the National Science Foundation and our growing community, to spark new collaborations, share your latest successes and lessons learned, and contribute to the future of the Big Data Hubs.

We'll soon be sharing further event details, including registration and travel info, and ways to participate in shaping the meeting.
New from Trusted CI: Trustworthy Data Working Group

Launching in February 2020, the Trusted CI Trustworthy Data Working Group will survey science projects to learn about data security concerns and practices and assemble guidance for cyber-infrastructure developers. Survey results, along with analysis and guidance, will be published as a freely-available report by the end of 2020 and shared in a Trusted CI webinar and other venues.

To Participate:
  • Comment on the working group's draft charter and join the mailing list
  • Complete a poll to help us select a weekly time for a working group call
  • Respond to our survey when it is announced and comment on our draft report when it is published
The first call will be on February 3, 3pm CT. Click here to join the Zoom meeting:
Photo credit: Dana J. Quigley
2020 Women in Data Science Datathon

The WiDS Datathon aims to inspire women worldwide to learn more about data science, and to create a supportive environment for women to connect with others in their community who share their interests. The challenge of this year’s datathon is to create a model that uses data from the first 24 hours of intensive care, provided by MIT’s GOSSIS (Global Open Source Severity of Illness Score) initiative, to predict patient survival. Participants can include students, faculty, and individuals with various roles in non-profit, academic, government, and industry organizations.

Brought to you by the Global WiDS team, the West Big Data Innovation Hub, and the WiDS Datathon Committee, the datathon is open now and will run until February 24, 2020. Winners will be announced at the WiDS Conference at Stanford University and via livestream.

Read more about the datathon and register here:
Harnessing the Data Revolution Community Survey

The National Science Foundation is exploring the need for an organizational entity to coordinate activities and resources across the community of Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) funded activity. Based upon your existing or previous engagement in data science research with NSF, we are asking for your professional opinion.

Please click on this link to get started:


*denotes opportunities not organized by the Big Data Hubs or Spokes
2020 SPARC Ideas Lab: Predictive Modeling to Inform Development of Bioelectronic Medicine Therapies*
Application Deadline: 5pm ET, January 31, 2020
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