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DataScience@NIH Updates

November 21st, 2017 / in Announcements / by Helen Wright

NIH Data Science LogoCheck out the following updates from Data Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Important this week:

Big Data Science with the BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center – MOOC on Coursera. November 27, 2017, 12am – 12am. Learn various methods of analysis including unsupervised clustering, gene-set enrichment analysis, interactive data visualization, and supervised machine learning with application to data from the Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signature (LINCS) program, and other relevant Big Data from high content molecular omics data and phenotype profiling of mammalian cells.

The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science: Data Science Needs for Biomedical Research. Ian Foster, University of Chicago. December 1, 2017, 9am – 10am. For more information, please visit this website.

Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference. Register now for the WiDS Conference, happening on March 5, 2018, at Stanford and at 100+ locations worldwide. For more information, please visit this website.

Big Data in Biomedicine Conference: Transforming Lives Through Precision Health. May 23-24, 2018. Silicon Valley, California. Researchers and leaders from academia, hospitals, government, and industry will for two days at Stanford Medicine to spark collaborations, address challenges, and identify actionable steps for using large-scale data analysis and technology to improve human health. For more information, please visit this website.

Data Science Opportunities:

The BD2K-LINCS DCIC is currently accepting applications for the BD2K-LINCS DCIC 2018 Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science, a research-intensive ten-week training program for undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit this website to learn more or to register.

Summer Research Program in Biomedical Big Data Science June – August 2018 – The Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science sponsored by the BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC) is a research-intensive ten-week training program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in participating in cutting-edge research projects aimed at solving data-intensive biomedical problems. Applications are being accepted now, and are due February 1, 2018.

Data Science Events:

Register Now! Call for Papers for the NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Health (NIPS ML4H 2017) entitled What parts of Healthcare are Ripe for Disruption by Machine Learning Right Now? A workshop at the Thirty-First Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2017) will take placeFriday, December 8, 2017: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Announcing the Speakers for the 2nd Year of the Big Data to Knowledge Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science Webinar Series. This virtual lecture series on data science features presentations from experts across the country covering the basics of data management, representation, computation, statistical inference, data modeling, and other topics relevant to “big data” in biomedicine. Learn more and register.

DataScience@NIH Updates