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August 2023

DataBytes: AI in Target Identification and Drug Discovery — Transforming the Future of Medicine

August 22, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), is pleased to announce the return of DataBytes, a free webinar series designed to showcase diverse and innovative work in data science. Artificial intelligence (AI) is taking a transformative role in target identification and drug discovery. Today, AI algorithms can analyze vast, multi-modal datasets to identify drug targets, accelerate lead compound discovery, and optimize drug design. AI is being used by biotechnology companies around the world to compress timelines and improve clinical trial outcomes. Join…

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September 2023

KNIT 7: A FABRIC Community Workshop

September 27, 2023 @ 8:00 am - September 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N High St.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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KNIT 7, the third in-person FABRIC Community Workshop, will take place from September 27-29, 2023 in Columbus, OH. KNIT 7 will be hosted by The Quilt and co-located with the NSF CC* PI Workshop. It will be the last workshop before FABRIC enters full operations. We'll kick off the workshop on September 27 with small-group, hands-on FABRIC tutorial sessions and advanced training topics. From September 28-29, experimenters across multiple science domains will highlight their use of FABRIC to push forward compelling experiments. The…

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Data Science Day 2023

September 29, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Innovate Carolina Junction, 136 East Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Join the School of Data Science and Society for a portion or the entire day, discovering data science expertise across campus. RENCI Director Ashok Krishnamurthy will present a talk on Advancing Health Research with AI at 9:15 AM ET.

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October 2023

Cystic Fibrosis: Precision Treatment of a Rare Monogenic Disease Mini-Symposium

October 4, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH) for Cystic Fibrosis: Precision Treatment of a Rare Monogenic Disease, a free virtual mini-symposium from 3:00-5:00pm on Wednesday October 4, 2023. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is caused by two single-nucleotide changes to a single gene, the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). The CFTR gene contains the instructions for making a protein that carries water and salt across cell membranes. When the CFTR gene is not working correctly, mucus can…

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Scaling Up: Exploring Articulation Agreements Between Two-Year and Four-Year Institutions

October 5, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Scaling Up is a free webinar series dedicated to exploring the question: How are we bringing people into data science and how are we keeping them here? As the data science higher education space is rapidly evolving, we’ll use this series to bring issues facing the data science higher education community in North Carolina to a national audience for collaborative learning. Articulation agreements between two year and four year institutions aren’t crafted overnight. Join this conversation between leaders at Shaw University…

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DataBytes: The Risks of Facial Recognition Technology — Dismantling the First Amendment Defense

October 11, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), is pleased to announce the return of DataBytes, a free webinar series designed to showcase diverse and innovative work in data science. In a lawsuit challenging its surveillance activities, Clearview AI used the First Amendment as a defense. The facial recognition technology company argued that the creation and use of its surveillance product was First Amendment protected speech. Join Talya Whyte, third-year law student at New York University, as she presents a case study on…

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2023 NCDS Fall Career Panel: Analyzing Data Science Careers

October 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

You don’t want to miss these data science professionals who provide insight into what it takes to capture the attention of top recruiters in data science and data analytics. Our panelists represent a variety of career stages and they are ready to discuss what it takes to set yourself apart as you launch your career search. Join us to learn more about: What programming languages are in demand now, Unexpected ways to promote your experience What experiences you should gain…

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Innovation in the Changing Technology Landscape

October 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

With data produced at unprecedented rates, every sector of society is grappling with the challenges brought forth by the rapidly changing climate of ‘big data.’ Researchers at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) are committed to tackling these challenges and transforming data into discoveries across research domains. Join us for a webinar to learn more about how RENCI researchers are addressing changing climates in environment, health, and networking research. Note: the webinar will be recorded and made available for later viewing.…

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April 2024

ACTS: Team Science and the Academic Research Enterprise

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our series kickoff, where we'll discuss Team Science practices with key stakeholders at UNC Chapel Hill. We'll hear from several campus institutes utilizing Team Science to advance research. During our time together, we'll discuss terminology and highlight critical aspects of successful Team Science efforts as well as pitfalls to avoid.

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May 2024

ACTS: Introduction to Understanding and Assessing Teamwork Processes

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Stephen M. Fiore, Director of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, Professor with the University of Central Florida’s Cognitive Sciences Program in the Department of Philosophy and Institute for Simulation and Training, and a leader in research on the science of team science. Dr. Fiore is a founding board member, and past-president of the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS). He will present, in conversation with Chris Lenhardt, Senior Research Scientist with the Earth Data Science Group…

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