Northeast Big Data Hub Newsletter  |  April 23, 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!
  • 2018 Summit: Survey and Media
  • Call for Proposals: NEBDIH Workshop Funding
  • KINBERCON (April 23-25)
  • Educational Leadership Data Analytics (ELDA) Summit (June 7-8)
  • Save the Date: Joint PI Meeting for the NSF BIGDATA Research and the NSF Big Data Hubs and Spokes Programs (June 20-22)
  • STATFEST (September 22)
  • New job posting
2018 Summit: Resources and More

Over 160 people joined us in person, and over 100 more via livestream, for the 2018 Summit of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub.

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Thank you again to our amazing speakers and panelists, our dedicated volunteers, our partner Microsoft, and especially to you, our outstanding data science community. We couldn't do it without you!

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


April 23 - 25
Harrisburg, PA

For more information and to register, click here:

Our Executive Director René Bastón will speak at KINBERCON 2018, a two-day event that brings together hundreds of Pennsylvania’s leaders in education, healthcare, economic development, libraries, public media, government and technology to share ideas and success stories about using next generation networks and technology.

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:

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. 

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

June 20-22
Alexandria, VA

The NSF BIGDATA Research program will take place on June 20th. The NSF Big Data Hubs and Spokes programs will take place on June 22nd, and joint events addressing both programs will be held on June 21st. A link to register for the meeting will be sent out soon. 

Sept 22
Amherst College
Amherst, MA

For more information and to register, click here:

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.
* denotes events not organized by the Big Data Hubs and Spokes
Data Science Jobs at Devoted Health*
Multiple job opportunities listed.
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