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Winston-Salem State University students visit RENCI, UNC-Chapel Hill

A group of undergraduate Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students majoring in math recently visited Chapel Hill for an educational tour of RENCI and to make connections with peers and educators in the UNC-Chapel Hill math department. John Hutchens and Felicia Griffin, assistant professors in the mathematics department at WSSU, arranged the visit as part of …

NSF-sponsored workshop to focus on data lifecycle training for grad students and postdocs

Travel and accommodations provided; applications due March 15 For today’s graduate and post-doctoral students, conducting research often starts by trying to make sense of the many tools, technologies, and work environments used in data-intensive research and computing. Fortunately, there is help in navigating this new research landscape. The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training …

New membership structure launches NCDS into new year

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The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private consortium formed to address the challenges and opportunities of big data, has updated its membership structure, making it easier for businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofits to join the NCDS community. The new NCDS offers memberships to fit the budgets of large and small businesses, …

Data Matters™ Short Course Series Returns to Hunt Library in August

Registration now open at datamatters.org  We live in a data-driven world, and as researchers, business professionals, and government policymakers struggle to stay on top of the latest data science trends and practices, the Data Matters™ Short Course Series returns to offer a week full of education and training. Now in its fifth year, Data Matters …

NCDS helps bring Southern Data Science Conference to Atlanta

The 2018 Southern Data Science Conference (SDSC 18) will bring experts and researchers from top companies and research institutes to Atlanta on April 13 and 14 for two days of sharing best practices and discussing the latest issues, challenges, and trends in data science. The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) is the official research …

Analytics in action

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. …