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DataBytes: An NCDS Lunchtime Webinar Series

DataBytes is an NCDS-sponsored lunchtime webinar series that gives our members and the larger data community the chance to discuss the most pressing and interesting issues in data science. Webinars are generally held on the first Wednesday of every month, excluding July. All webinars are easily accessible from the NCDS homepage and from this page. Talks generally last 30 to 45 minutes, followed by Q and A, and conclude no later than 1 p.m. Questions will be taken via chat. Audience members are encouraged to call in using their computer rather than using the call-in number.
If asked for a password, please use databytes. 

If you are interested in presenting during a DataBytes webinar, please email subers@renci.org.

Next Webinar: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at noon EST

Title: The Role of Data Science in the Economy

Speaker: Shannon McKee, consultant for the National Consortium for Data Science

About the Talk: 

Media reports showcase that we are in the midst of a Big Data revolution that will impact all of our lives. To date, much of the research around this revolution has focused specifically on Data Science; however, in this roundtable, we will discuss the Data Economy.

The North Carolina Office of Science, Technology and Innovation recently partnered with the National Consortium for Data Science to investigate the Data Economy in North Carolina by determining the current role of data science in the state’s economy; the potential of data science to change the economy; and to what extent Big Data is an actual industry or an enabler of all industries.

About the Speaker:

Shannon McKeen, consultant for the National Consortium for Data Science, 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 in the Undergraduate Business program at Wake Forest. Shannon has 20 years of executive experience in sales, marketing and general management, with extensive expertise in growth strategies, new products and brand rejuvenation.


Archived Webinars

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Mapping and Visualization of Coastal Flood Forecasts for Decision Support


Storm surge models must be both fast and accurate to give coastal communities the guidance they need to prepare for and respond to a storm. Perhaps just as important is the need for these ...

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at noon EST

Action-Centered Information Retrieval


Information Retrieval (IR) is arguably a staple of everyday life, and is at the core of a number of commercial activities. Every day, people consult Wikipedia, search private databases for ...

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at noon EST

Privacy Analytics of Homegrown IoT Data


The growing network of interconnected devices known as the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to make humans more productive, efficient, and healthy using sensors that monitor everything from ...

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Visualization for Data Science


Data science skills are increasingly important for research and industry projects.  With complex data science projects, however, come complex needs for understanding and communicating analysis ...

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at noon EST

Clinical Decision Support Systems with Integrated Genetic Testing


The age of clinical genomics is upon us and integrating legacy clinical systems with newer genetic testing workflows is a big data challenge. Genetic testing platforms are abundant, so ...

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at noon EST

Anti-Social Computing: Bots, Lies, and the New Information Environment


Social media, online news, blogs, etc. – in conjunction with widespread access to the internet from multiple devices including cell phones – is creating a new information environment. In this ...

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at noon EST

Tactics to grow analytic thinking that every health organization can use


Finding and retaining health analytics professionals is more difficult than ever.  As other industries are embracing a data-driven mindset, healthcare is just now ...

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Continual Learning Systems for a Data-Intensive World


Real-World data is often generated continuously and is non-stationary. Therefore, as we develop and implement new technology to collect new data, new information can be incompatible ...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: “SurThrival” Guide to the Perfect Digital Storm


In this session, Mac Devine explains how just surviving the explosion of data and devices via Cloud Services is not enough. You need to thrive by riding the tidal ...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: DDoS Threat Report


The last three years have seen a dramatic surge in the effective use of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) as a weapon of cyber attack. No longer only the domain of elite attackers, today’s ...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Humans, Machines, and the Future of Citizen Science


Gravity Spy is combining humans and machines to support the work of a new kind of citizen science. The program is being developed to support the

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Policy-based Data Management for Distributed Data Collections


Data science has two traditional foci:  Data Analytics and Data Management.  Data Analytics investigates analysis methods.  Data Management investigates the organization of data for a specific ...

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Toward a Third Age of Computing


This talk starts with a look at the origins of ‘computational thinking’ and the rise of computer science. It begins by paying homage to the early pioneering work on ...

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Accelerating Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) development via computationally predicted AOP networks


The Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) framework is increasingly being adopted as a tool for organizing and summarizing the mechanistic information connecting molecular perturbations by ...

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: The NOAA Big Data Project


NOAA generates vast amounts of data every day from satellites, radars, in situ sensors, numerical models, and other sources. These constitute “Big Data” in terms of volume, ...

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Brian Blanton on Simulating Storm Surge for Coastal Hazards and Risk Assessment


Advanced coastal storm surge models are used by researchers at RENCI, the Institute of Marine Science, the UNC Coastal Resilience Center and others to assess hazards and risks associated with ...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Andy Crapo on Semantics – Revolutionary Breakthrough or Same Old Thing?


In the June 2015 NCDS DataBytes Webinar AI & the Industrial Internet, Steve Gustafson made the case for capturing and leveraging domain knowledge to help understand and integrate ...

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar: Erjia Yan on Assessing the Impact of Software on Science


In this talk, Yan will focus on his research as an NCDS Data Fellow. In the age of data, the critical components of scientific and industrial research increasingly are digital outputs such as ...

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Toward Machine Oblivious Graph Analysis


In this talk, Saule focused on his research as an NCDS Data Fellow:
Graphs are a popular tool used to model a wide range of phenomena and to show the relationships among various ...

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: David Gotz on effective visual analytics for large-scale temporal event data


In this talk, Gotz will focus on his research as an NCDS Data Fellow:

Large-scale temporal event data, with vast numbers of long and complex sequences of time-stamped events, are found ...

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: James Guszcza on Data and Behavioral Insights for Better Decisions


Two of today’s major business and intellectual trends can be viewed as complementary. Terms like “business analytics,” “big data,” and “data science” are now taglines that describe the ...

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at noon EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Steve Gustafson on AI & the Industrial Internet


In the Industrial Internet, sensing is combined with advanced analytics and computing to create applications and outcomes. Industrial data, however, is little more than noise ...

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at noon EST

NCDS @ Expanding the Face of Metadata Webinar


Expanding the Face of Metadata in Next Generation Sequencing – A Roundtable Discussion Dan Bedard, iRODS Consortium interim executive director, will be one of the speakers at this virtual ...

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 2:00 PM EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Russ Gyurek on the Internet of Everything


The Internet of Everything is defined as the intelligent connectivity of physical devices to drive massive gains in efficiency, business growth, and quality of life, and it promises to ...

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at noon EST

NCDS @ Databridge webinar


RENCI’s Arcot Rajasekar, PhD, will lead this webinar on the Databridge project. DataBridge is an NSF-funded Big Data project exploring socio-metric network algorithms (SNA) to develop ...

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST

NCDS DataBytes Lunchtime Webinar Series: Bill Wheaton on Synthetic Populations


In this talk, Wheaton describes the methods used to generate RTI International’s nationwide synthetic population of the United States and highlights some of the key model and spatial analytics ...

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at noon EST

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