Southern Region and Communities

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SOUTHERN REGION & COMMUNITY OVERVIEW

The South Hub pursues community input to create positive impacts on people and their communities. The solicitation of community input has led to the development of inclusive programming, expansion of data science education, and society-improving projects.

 

IMPACT

  • 150 virtual and in-person events that have attracted over 5,400 participants
  • 200+ All hands Meeting attendees
  • 6 South Hub supported multidisciplinary Spoke projects
  • 6 seed grants provided by the S.E.E.D.S Program totally $250,000
  • Over $6 Million in multidisciplinary Spoke projects

 

VIEW MORE ABOUT OUR WORK WITH THE SOUTHERN REGION & COMMUNITY

The purpose of this workshop is to collect practitioner input into the challenges surrounding the use of data coming from distributed sensors in the context of smart cities and smart campuses.
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In November 2017, the National Science Foundation’s Big Data Innovation Hubs sponsored a workshop in Versailles, France to discuss the formation of public-private partnerships in big data research among institutions in the United States and the European Union. The one-day workshop began with thematic keynote speeches and panel discussions in the morning, followed by breakout sessions with facilitated discussions of innovative projects in academia and industry. View the article for the report and best practices identified during the meeting
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The four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs have been selected by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce to enter into a Joint Venture Partnership. This partnership will provide opportunities for collaborations between the Big Data Hubs and NTIS to deliver groundbreaking data projects across federal agencies. Read the post for more information.
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The workshop participants thoughtfully assessed a wide array of mobile health (mhealth) applications to address health disparities and their environmental influences within the research, legal, policy, environment, and clinical settings. Within the clinical setting, participants identified shifting the point of care to the patient using mHealth technologies as a key priority.
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The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private consortium formed in North Carolina to address the challenges and opportunities of big data, has updated its membership structure, making it easier for businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofits to join the NCDS community. The new NCDS offers memberships to fit the budgets of large and small businesses, nonprofits of various sizes, academic institutions, and government agencies.
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With the end of the first grant, Dr. Lea Shanley has stepped down from her role as co-Executive Director of the South Hub. Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss will continue her leadership of the South Hub as Executive Director. Shannon McKeen will join the South Hub leadership team as Deputy Director.
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CLOSED - - Experian is soliciting input from the Big Data Innovation Hubs regarding our community's data needs. To support academic research and new use cases that may involve industry, Experian has shared information on data sets they maintain. Click post for more.
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High Impact Applications of Data Science in Precision Medicine, Health Analytics, and Health Disparities
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Participant recap of the mHealth Conference in May 2017. The Mobile Health (mHealth) conference sponsored by the South Big Data Innovation Hub and the National Consortium for Data Science. Alex Cheng was a third-year graduate student in biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University. He attended the South Big Data Hub/NCDS mHealth conference in May with travel support from the Hub.
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The 2018 DataUp program includes seven institutions from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs), community colleges, and primarily teaching-focused institutions. Institutions will receive a 2-day data science workshop on their respective campuses and travel funding for an in-person ‘train-the-trainers’ workshop in Atlanta, GA to prepare teams to teach regional data science workshops. 
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