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ICDS Symposium 2020

The Data Deluge: Opportunities and Challenges

The rate at which data are being generated greatly exceeds our ability to analyze them. These developments are quickly leading toward a data-rich but knowledge-poor environment.

New challenges arise from this unprecedented access to the massive volume of both structured and unstructured data, which in many instances makes traditional algorithms impractical, ineffective, or inapplicable. Therefore, specialized algorithms are needed to address these scientific and computational challenges to provide innovative and effective solutions to analyze these large, often multi-modal, spatiotemporal datasets generated by high-resolution sensors or computational models. 

The ICDS 2020 Symposium — The Data Deluge: Opportunities and Challenges — will connect researchers from Penn State and beyond around topics and tools for data management and manipulation, data analytics, data visualization, data integrity, and related topics. By fostering discussions around these issues, ICDS plans to both advance science using interdisciplinary approaches and increase the societal impact of Penn State research.  

The Symposium will begin with an industry night and poster session on Monday, March 16, followed by a full day of programming on Tuesday, March 17, that will include several panel discussions, structured small group collaborations, networking opportunities, two keynote addresses, and more. 

ICDS will make “pre-seed” funding available for attendees who develop a short proposal that results from conversations starting at the Symposium. More details will be provided at the Symposium.  


  • Monday, March 16, 2020: Evening — Industry Night, Poster Session, and Networking Reception
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020: All Day Symposium


Tickets for the ICDS Symposium cost $125. This fee will be waived for all Penn State faculty, students, and staff.


Registration ICDS Symposium is now open through March 1.

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Please contact Suzy Unger at sgm128@psu.edu if you have any questions about the ICDS Symposium.

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