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By Shannon McKeen Note: As a consultant for the NCDS, Shannon is responsible for developing relationships with universities, industry, and government agencies for data science research and collaboration. He serves as a Faculty Advisor in Dartmouth’s OnSite Global Consulting Program and UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Experiential Learning program. He is an Instructor in Kenan-Flagler’s online MBA program and …

Data Fellows project aims to make storm surge predictions faster and more accurate

By Nelson Tull Note: Nelson Tull is a graduate student in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. His faculty advisor, Casey Dietrich, is an NCDS Data Fellow conducting research to improve hurricane and storm surge guidance to emergency managers in North Carolina’s coastal counties. Dietrich’s Data Fellows research builds on previous work …

Shifting the Paradigm of Care via mHealth

Data from mobile apps promises to give people more power to manage their own healthcare. The South Big Data Innovation Hub and the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), in collaboration with the Institute for the Future and 10X Collective, held a workshop that brought together a diverse body of experts to identify and prioritize …

Nature article looks at consortia as a key to kickstarting open science

Note: RENCI has a successful track record in launching and sustaining consortia, including the iRODS Consortium and the National Consortium for Data Science. Now, a team of multidisciplinary, multi-institutional scientists has collected evidence showing consortia work as mechanisms that facilitate open science and data sharing. To read the full Nature article about the about their findings, click here. Sharing …

National Consortium for Data Science selects researchers at RTI and UNC Charlotte as 2017 – 2018 Data Fellows

CHAPEL HILL, NC, May 3, 2017 – The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) will provide funding to support two innovative data science research projects through its Data Fellows program. Winners of Fellowships for the 2017 – 2018 academic year were awarded to researchers at RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. …

NCDS selects RTI and UNC Charlotte researchers as 2017 – 2018 Data Fellows

The NCDS Data Fellows Program provides funding to researchers at member institutions for work that addresses data science research issues that are important to our members in novel and innovative ways. Each Data Fellow receives funding for one academic year, beginning July 1 and running through June 30 of the next calendar year. Fellows share …

iRODS Consortium Welcomes Intel as Newest Member

The integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) Consortium today announced Intel Corporation, has joined the membership-based foundation. As a consortium member, Intel plans to improve integration between iRODS, the free open source software for data virtualization, data discovery, workflow automation, and secure collaboration, and Lustre, an open source parallel distributed file system used for computing on …

Expert panelists to discuss bots, lies, and the new information environment

The March 9 webcast is free and open to all. The explosion of social media, blogs, and websites purporting to be news sources, along with a 24-hour news cycle and ubiquitous assess to the internet from cell phones and other devices, means a new information environment. That environment is radically different from the days when …

New report recommends actions to position North Carolina as a leader in the new data economy

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State must support education and entrepreneurs to be a data leader CHAPEL HILL, NC – North Carolina has the brain power, the educational system, and the technology business sector that can propel it to the top in the emerging data economy, says a report published recently by the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation. However, …

Students and employers from across NC connect at data science career event

Want to be competitive in the job market? Skills in data collection, organization, and analysis are keys to thriving in today’s economy. In a recent report from the Society for Human Resource Management, more than half of the organizations surveyed say they expect to hire more candidates with data analysis skills over the next five …

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