Opportunities List May 2016

Extended Deadline for the Program to Empower Partnerships with Industry (PEPI) (May 6th, 2016)
The deadline has been  extended for early career faculty, research scientists and postdocs interested in doing summer 2016 research visits with our industry partners, UnitedHealthcare and McKesson. View interest areas for each company here: http://www.southbdhub.org/pepi.html

South Big Data Hub Working Groups and Theme Community Meetings are Being Scheduled

Theme Community Calls
Health and Big Data – Today (May 3rd) 3:00 – 5:00 pm EST
The Big Data in Health theme community is an open forum to discuss data solutions and issues facing modern Healthcare.
To Join the Call: Click Here
Optional dial-in number: 404-947-8273. No PIN needed.
To View the Agenda and Add to the Discussion: Visit our Interactive Wiki

Energy and Big Data – Upcoming
Indicate your interest and availability here

Materials and Manufacturing – Upcoming
Indicate your interest and availability here

Working Groups
Working groups engage directly with the Hub Executive team to implement across hub activities. These groups are distinct from Rings in that they would be a select group assisting the Hub in the development and administering of services to the membership as a whole. If you are interested in participating in a working group, please fill out the Beyond Spokes Survey.

Education Working Group
(Identify and maximize Hub education opportunities in data science.)

Community Engagement Working Group
(Assist in the creation and implementation of Hub community engagement initiatives.)

Data Sharing and Infrastructure Working Group
(Establish a collection of platforms and services the hub can offer to its members.)

South Related Upcoming Events and Announcements
Featured Article: 10 Questions for the first US chief data scientist
DJ Patil reflects on his first year as chief data scientist in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Register Now for XChange SLED : May 24 –25, 2016
XChange SLED is the largest independent gathering of integrators, consultants, contractors, suppliers, customers and vendors in the public sector IT channel.  Industry professionals converge to learn about emerging technologies and burgeoning market opportunities from leading vendors, industry experts and peers looking to make new connections. For full details, see http://www.thechannelco.com/events/xsled16/about

NCDS Names 2016 – 2017 Data Fellows
Researchers at Drexel University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been named 2016 -2017 Data Fellows by the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS). For more, see http://datascienceconsortium.org/data-fellow-awards/.

Register Now for Data Matters™ Short Course Series
Those interested in data science education courses can find course descriptions, registration forms and more information by going to http://www.datamatters.org.

iRODS Consortium Extends Invitation to Annual User Group Meeting
Users and those who are curious about the integrated Rule Oriented Data System (iRODS) can register for the annual iRODS User Group Meeting (to be held June 8 and 9) by going to http://irods.org/ugm2016/.

NCDS Webinars Held Each Month and Available Online
The May DataBytes lunchtime webinar on data science topics will feature Stephen Edwards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The free webinar, sponsored by the National Consortium for Data Science, begins at noon EDT on Wednesday, May 4. To register or watch previous webinars, go to http://datascienceconsortium.org/databytes-webinars/.

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