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March 2023

Book Chat with Professor Nita Farahany presenting “The Battle For Your Brain” with Professor Ifeoma Ajunwa moderating

March 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join Professor Ifeoma Ajunwa for a fireside chat with Professor Nita Farahany as they discuss Professor Farahany’s new book, “The Battle for Your Brain: Defending Your Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology.”

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Precision Nutrition: Connections Between Food, Environment, & Health Mini-Symposium

March 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH) for Precision Nutrition: Connections Between Food, Environment, & Health, a free virtual mini-symposium from 2:00-4:00pm on Wednesday March 22, 2023. Precision nutrition is an emerging personalized approach to nutrition that takes into account an individual’s unique dietary needs, lifestyle factors, and genetic makeup. This approach recognizes the intricate relationship between diet, environment, and health, acknowledging that what we eat and how we live can significantly impact our wellbeing. Presentations:…

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Carolina Data Science Now: Libraries, Literature, & Learning

March 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On March 23 at 12 PM ET, please join Carolina Data Science Now for “Libraries, Literature, & Learning.” The event will feature three lightning talks by professors and researchers in UNC-Chapel Hill’s academic community, centered around how data science is used to enhance research methodology and techniques in projects involving bibliographic data, literary texts, and virtual makerspaces. The seminar will be moderated by Matt Jansen, a data analysis librarian who provides support for researchers and students on data preparation and…

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April 2023

2023 NCDS Spring Career Panel: Analyzing Data Science Careers

April 13, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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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DataBytes: What Does A Data Ethicist Do?

April 20, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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. Data ethics is a growing concern in all industries, especially as issues such as algorithmic bias, informed consent, and privacy become more nuanced. Additionally, with artificial intelligence and machine learning tools gaining traction at a rapid speed, it is more imperative than ever that organizations establish strong ethical guidelines around the data collected…

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KNIT 6: A FABRIC Community Workshop

April 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am - April 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

KNIT 6, the second in-person FABRIC Community Workshop, will take place from April 24 - 26, 2023 in Austin, TX. KNIT 6 will be hosted by the Texas Advanced Computing Center. FABRIC, an international infrastructure that enables cutting-edge experimentation and research at-scale, is up and running. The FABRIC team is excited to share updates from the platform, experimenters, and wider community. We'll kick off the workshop on April 24 with small-group, hands-on FABRIC tutorial sessions and advanced training topics. From…

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May 2023

2023 Clinical Data Literacy Series: Electronic Health Data Basics

May 10, 2023 - May 31, 2023
Brinkhous Bullitt Building

Are you a researcher, clinician, or student who is interested in research using health care data? Attend the Electronic Health Data Basics seminar series! These presentations will provide an introduction to research with electronic health care data – how it is generated, collected, stored, and analyzed. NC TraCS analysts will be available afterwards for Q&A about your research project. Wednesdays May 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2023 2:30-4:00pm (in-person (219 Brinkhous-Bullitt) or Zoom) 4:00-4:30pm office hours Q&A with NC TraCS…

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Data Matters 2023

May 31, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Data Matters™ is a week-long series of one and two-day courses aimed at students and professionals in business, research, and government. The short course series is sponsored by the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, the National Consortium for Data Science, and RENCI. Data Matters gives students the chance to learn about a wide range of topics in data science, analytics, visualization, curation, and more from expert instructors. Registration is now open; reserve your spot now!…

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June 2023

iRODS User Group Meeting 2023

June 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - June 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

The 15th Annual iRODS User Group Meeting is your chance to meet iRODS users, Consortium members, and staff to discuss iRODS-enabled applications and discoveries, technologies powered by iRODS, and the future of iRODS and the iRODS Consortium. We will host 25+ presentations from the user community and the core development team, including use case presentations, live demonstrations, and open discussions about requested iRODS features. We anticipate an audience of 150 participants representing dozens of academic, government, and commercial institutions.

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DataBytes: AI Ethics Through the Lens of Causality – A Theory of Fairness

June 20, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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. To understand fairness, one must unify central ideas from the social sciences and humanities to mathematics and computer science. Join Christopher Lam, CEO of Epistamai, as he shows how to model a principal cause of algorithmic bias and directly map it to the two fundamental laws of causal inference. Additionally, he will show…

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