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Northeast Big Data Hub Newsletter  |  May 24, 2018
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The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub builds multi-sector partnerships to address high-priority societal challenges with data-driven innovation. We appreciate your help in spreading the word to the Big Data community across the Northeast (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont). You can help build our community by forwarding Hub news widely and encouraging your colleagues to sign up for updates from the Northeast Hub. Thanks!  - Katie Naum
 
At a Glance: Quick News, Dates & Deadlines!
 
News:
  • Apply for NEBDIH Workshop Funding by May 31!
  • Webcast: How to hire data scientists when it seems like there are none to hire (May 24)
  • Educational Leadership Data Analytics (ELDA) Summit (June 7-8)
  • Fake News Horror Show (June 7-8)
  • Joint PI Meeting for the NSF BIGDATA Research and the NSF Big Data Hubs and Spokes Programs (June 20-22)
  • STATFEST (September 22)
  • Save the Date: Northeast Big Data for Education Conference 2018 (October 18)
  • Job Opening at National Institutes of Health: Chief Data Strategist and Director, Office of Data Science Strategy
  • Job Opening at Elsevier: Data Scientist
News
Call for Proposals!

Workshop proposal requirements and submission details 
are available at

 
Deadline to submit: May 31st, 2018, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.
NEBDIH is pleased to provide support for workshops organized by our community that are designed to plan and develop projects including (but not limited to) future Big Data Spoke submissions.

Workshop organizing committees are eligible for NEBDIH matching funds of up to $10,000 per workshop and Microsoft Azure credits worth up to $25,000 per proposal.

The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2018 Summit will include afternoon working sessions that will allow teams to self-organize on collaborative projects. However, this RFP is not restricted to participants from those breakouts.

A limited pool of funding is available and funding decisions will be made on a rolling basis. 

Questions? Contact Katie Naum at ken2115@columbia.edu.
Events
* denotes events not organized by the Big Data Hubs and Spokes

Webcast: How to hire data scientists when it seems like there are none to hire


May 24, 12 - 1:15 pm ET
Online

For more information click here: https://mailchi.mp/9ae70dd09e35/sobrq6c6f0-1750201

How can organizations recruit and retain top talent in data science? And, even though demand for data scientists may exceed supply, how might we build and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization? Many organizations and leaders don’t try out of fear of failure and a lack of clarity on where to begin. What do we tackle first? This event is organized by the South Big Data Hub in affiliation with the Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference.
 



Education Leadership Data Analytics (ELDA) Summit - 2018


June 7-8
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

For more information and to register, click here:  
https://sites.google.com/tc.columbia.edu/eldasummit2018/home

Education Leadership Data Analytics (ELDA) is the emerging domain of research, practice, and policy in education that focuses on bringing together three broad domains at the intersection of 1) Education Leadership, 2) Evidence-Based Improvement Cycles, and 3) Data Science. The Education Leadership Data Analytics Summit at Teachers College, Columbia University is designed to bring together education and research leaders and innovators working at the intersections of individual overlaps of two or three of these three circles in the Venn diagram. 

 


Fake News Horror Show!*

June 7-8
New York, NY

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

New technologies are making it possible to generate new and more insidious forms of propaganda and misinformation. The only way to address the problem is to understand what is possible. In June 2018 the Fake News Horror Show! will convene researchers, digital media experts and technologists, and those concerned with the political and social implications of computational propaganda to imagine the worst. Picture a science fair of terrifying propaganda tools- some real and some imagined, but all based on plausible technologies.
 

Joint PI Meeting for the NSF BIGDATA Research and the NSF Big Data Hubs and Spokes Programs

June 20-22
Alexandria, VA

For more information and to register, click here: https://www.bi.vt.edu/nsf-big-data-2018

This three-day workshop is designed to bring together key stakeholders in NSF's Big Data programs. PIs and select representatives from government and industry will convene in Alexandria, VA to discuss current research, identify major challenges, and discuss promising directions for future studies.
 

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.
 

Save the Date: Northeast Big Data for Education Conference 2018

Oct 18
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

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".  Please save the date and RSVP attendance through this form.
Opportunities
* denotes opportunities from the Big Data Hubs and Spokes' partner network
Data Science Jobs at Devoted Health*

Job opening at National Institutes of Health: Chief Data Strategist and Director, Office of Data Science Strategy*

Job Opening at Elsevier: Data Scientist*

 
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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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