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ICS Events

ICS hosts a wide range of events, from training sessions on using our high-performance computing system to seminars about the latest topics in computational research. Here, you will find a list of upcoming ICS events, as well as other events that may be of interest to the cyberscience community. Sign up for our Events Digest to receive weekly alerts about our events.

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The Data Incubator DATA SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP

Date: Monday, September 10–Friday, November 2

Location: New York City | San Francisco Bay Area | Boston | Washington DC | Online

The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. This program runs an advanced 8-week fellowship for PhDs looking make the transition from academia to industry. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others. The program is free for admitted Fellows. Learn more or apply here.

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Introduction to Python and Jupyter

Date: Tuesday, September 11

Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: 106 Boucke Building

This ICS-hosted, beginner-friendly workshop is meant for any researcher or student interested in learning Python. Patrick Dudas and Adam Lavely, both members of the ICS Advanced Technical Services Team, will cover a number of entry-level topics to get people interested in programming and capable of using the Jupyter platform with Python. Attendees do not need to install any applications, as Jupyter runs in your browser and is tied to your Penn State user account. This is an environment that opens up questions to benefit the attendee's research or interests. Register here.  

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Introduction to Python and Jupyter

Date: Tuesday, September 18

Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: 106 Boucke Building

This ICS-hosted, beginner-friendly workshop is meant for any researcher or student interested in learning Python. Patrick Dudas and Adam Lavely, both members of the ICS Advanced Technical Services Team, will cover a number of entry-level topics to get people interested in programming and capable of using the Jupyter platform with Python. Attendees do not need to install any applications, as Jupyter runs in your browser and is tied to your Penn State user account. This is an environment that opens up questions to benefit the attendee's research or interests. Register here.

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Center for Security Research and Education Lunchtime Lightning Talks

Date: Monday, September 24

Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Location: HUB-Robeson 106

The Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) is hosting a lightning talk to give faculty who are interested in sharing their research interests on security-related topics the ability to meet with others who may have similar interests.  Interested individuals should register online before the event. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch. Learn more here.

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Introduction to Python and Jupyter

Date: Tuesday, September 25

Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: 106 Boucke Building

This ICS-hosted, beginner-friendly workshop is meant for any researcher or student interested in learning Python. Patrick Dudas and Adam Lavely, both members of the ICS Advanced Technical Services Team, will cover a number of entry-level topics to get people interested in programming and capable of using the Jupyter platform with Python. Attendees do not need to install any applications, as Jupyter runs in your browser and is tied to your Penn State user account. This is an environment that opens up questions to benefit the attendee's research or interests. Register here.

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Child Maltreatment Solutions Network Annual Conference

Date: Thursday, September 27–Friday, September 28

Location: The Nittany Lion Inn

This annual conference focuses on child maltreatment and the psychological and physical suffering of victims. Societal costs are numerous, such as health care, education and criminal justice. This conference will highlight the use of multi-system data (or Integrative Data Systems) to conduct predictive analytics, risk monitoring, or policy- and program-focused research and evaluation to inform child welfare system solutions. Learn more about this conference.

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Higher Education Partnership: Internationalization in the Americas

Date: Wednesday, October 17–Friday, October 19

Location: Cartagena, Colombia

Join international educators, administrators and stakeholders from across the Americas to build new partnerships for internationalization. This year’s conference will focus on how innovation and technology are expanding access, lowering costs and improving outcomes of international education. Three sub-themes will also be explored: innovations in collaboration, peace building and inclusion through internationalization, and multicultural and multilingual education. Learn more about HEP 2018 here.

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2018 STEM Open House at Penn State

Date: Thursday, October 18–Sunday, October 21

Location: University Park

The Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs (OGEEP) invites highly qualified undergraduates from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups across the United States and its territories to apply to the 2018 Penn State STEM Open House. Penn State pays for a hotel room, travel to and from campus, and meals during planned events for all successful applicants. Visiting scholars will meet graduate faculty, tour the research facilities and campus, and meet current graduate students and University officials. Learn more about this event here.

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Materials Day 2018: Grand Challenges

Date: Wednesday, October 24–Thursday, October 25

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

Penn State’s Materials Research Institute is hosting its annual conference, Materials Day, with the theme of “Grand Challenges Enabled by Materials.” The event will focus on six different areas where Penn State can improve solutions for modern day issues. Materials Day features breakout sessions, a poster session, and a keynote reception. Register for Materials Day 2018 here.

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ODSC West — San Francisco

Date: Wednesday, October 31–Saturday, November 3

Location: San Francisco, CA

Open Data Science Conferences focus on open source data science tools, libraries, and languages. The four-day conference has various speakers addressing a wide variety of data science topics, including recommendation systems, transfer learning, image classification and self-driving vehicles. Learn more about ODSC here.

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SciDataCon 2018: The Digital Frontiers of Global Science

Date: Monday, November 5–Thursday, November 8

Location: Gaborone, Botswana

Research is becoming both more digital and more international than ever before. This conference will explore the themes of: the digital frontiers of global science; a global and inclusive data revolution; applications, progress and challenges of data-intensive research; and data infrastructure and enabling practices for international and collaborative research. Please consider submitting an abstract to a panel, in particular the panel Harnessing the Power of the Digital Revolution: Data and Computation-Driven Research for Environmental Hazards. Abstracts due April 30. Learn more here.

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SC18 Student Cluster Competition

Date: Sunday, November 11–Friday, November 16

Location: Dallas, Texas

If you are a student interested in high-performance computing, consider participating in the Student Cluster Competition at the SuperComputing 2018 (SC18) conference. The SCC was created in 2007 to allow undergraduate and high school students to work in teams to design and build small clusters in a 48-hour challenge. Faculty, please share with your students. Submit your proposal by April 20. Learn more or submit your proposal here.

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ICS Symposium 2019

Date: Monday, April 1

Time: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

With advances in computational science, researchers are finding new solutions to major societal problems. This one-day conference, hosted by the Institute for CyberScience at Penn State, will focus on innovative computational research across a diverse set of disciplines. Come hear nationally renowned speakers and be part of the discussion. Faculty, graduate students, industry, and representatives of funding agencies are welcome to attend. The symposium aims to connect researchers to potential industry partners, funding agencies, and collaborators. Please contact Suzy Unger at sgm128@psu.edu if you have any questions about the ICS Symposium.

Agenda

The event will feature:
  • One keynote speaker and one invited guest speaker
  • Two moderated discussion panels
  • A moderated poster session showcasing computational and data-enabled research

Speakers

Please check back to learn more about our speakers and panelists as our planning committee finalizes the agenda.

Poster Session

Details about poster submissions will be available in late fall 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Suzy Unger at sgm128@psu.edu.

Location and Lodging

The Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave State College, PA 16803

Directions

Google Maps Directions to the Nittany Lion Inn

Map

Map of the Penn State Campus

Parking

Parking is available in the Nittany Parking Deck for non-overnight guests. See the front desk to have your parking validated on your way out.

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