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Strategies for hiring and maintaining a diverse data scientists workforce

Data science is hot. That’s good news for workers with data science skills. It also means organizations competing to hire data scientists need to understand how to recruit talent that will solve their data science challenges and contribute to creating a productive and diverse workforce. For many organizations, figuring out how to recruit and retain […]

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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 […]

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Tracking the story of the ENIAC programmers

Six women who changed computing finally get their day in the spotlight. More than 70 years ago, six brilliant mathematicians came to Philadelphia to take part in a secret U.S. Army project designed to help the Allies win World War II. These young pioneers of the computing age learned to program using only logical diagrams […]

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Women to show their data science chops at 2018 WiDS conference

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference returns for a third year to Stanford University on March 5. This one-day, technical conference features world-class speakers discussing a wide array of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence research and applications, from computational finance, to astrophysics, to cybersecurity, and much more. All genders are invited to participate in the conference, […]

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South Big Data Hub, NCDS help sponsor Southern Data Science Conference; registration now open

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. 

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RENCI makes an impact at fall AGU meeting

Why was New Orleans inundated with scientists during the week of December 11 – 15? They were in the Big Easy for the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a conference that attracts about 24,000 Earth and geoscientists from across the nation and around the globe.

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RENCI’s Claris Castillo strengthens her leadership muscles through BRIDGES

Claris Castillo, a senior computational and networked systems researcher at RENCI, recently completed the BRIDGES program that promotes academic leadership among women. The four-week program targets women in higher education institutions seeking to strengthen their academic leadership skills and advance their careers in academia. 

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Educators offer tips on making sense of the data revolution

“We are creating every 10 minutes what we were creating every 2,000 years, and that’s the problem.” This statement, by panelist Arcot Rajasekar, succinctly sums up one of the many challenges stemming from the modern big data environment discussed at “A Citizen’s Guide to Big Data.”

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RENCI scientist set to join the ranks of Climate Reality Leaders

As the Climate Reality Project website says: Ordinary people face challenges. Climate Reality Leaders embrace them. RENCI’s Chris Lenhardt, an environmental data science and systems expert, will join the ranks of these leaders when he attends three days of training Oct. 17 – 19 to become part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. The Leadership […]

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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 […]

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