ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

ICS CyberScience Seminars

Exploring the frontiers of cyberscience.

ICS will host a series of seminars during the 2017-18 academic year that are open to the entire Penn State community.

The goal is to explore the frontiers of cyberscience, an intrinsically interdisciplinary research area, and to bring the diverse community of Penn State researchers together to learn, collaborate, and share about new and emergent themes.

Fall 2017 Speakers

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB (Download the Presentation)

Rick Gilmore (Psychology): Gilmore will describe the roots of the “reproducibility crisis” in research relating to human behavior and some practical ways that scientists are tackling it head on.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB (Download the Presentation)

Drew Wham (Education Technology Services): Wham will discuss using machine learning to forecast student outcomes and identify “at risk” students.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB (RSVP Now!)

Eric Sedlar (Vice President and Technical Director, Oracle Labs): Sedlar will discuss GraalVM, a compiler that Oracle is developing that can execute multiple programming languages efficiently.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB (RSVP Now!)

Shyam Sundar (Communications) and Dongwon Lee (IST): Sundar and Lee will discuss big data and fake news.

Spring 2018 Speakers

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB

Ping Li (Psychology): Li will discuss learning analytics and individual differences in brain and behavior.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB

Tim Brick (Human Development and Family Studies): Brick will discuss privacy-preserving analysis and the MID/DLE project.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 1:30 – 3 p.m., 233A HUB

Zita Oravecz (Human Development and Family Studies): Oravecz will discuss Bayesian modeling in the social sciences.

Visit our Events page for more information on past and present lectures offered by ICS.

We want your input on what you’d like the cyberscience seminars to focus on. You can:

  • Volunteer to give a seminar
  • Propose a topic for a seminar
  • Review some topics we’re considering and let us know which ones interest you

Use this link to share your feedback.

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Help us build the future. Contact ICS at Penn State.

  • email: ics@psu.edu
  • phone: ICS-ACI Support (i-ASK Center): 814-865-4275 | General Inquiries: 814-867-1467

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  • Oct 17, 2017 - Oct 18, 201710:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Materials Day 2017: Hot Topics in Materials

    This October, Materials Day 2017 will dig deep into a number…

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  • Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 6, 201712:00 pm

    COMPASS Science Communication Seminars

    COMPASS and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IE…

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  • Oct 27, 20173:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    ICS-ACI Training Series – Intro to HPC

    Do you need high-performance computing for your research pro…

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  • Oct 20, 20173:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    ICS-ACI Training Series – Intro to HPC

    Do you need high-performance computing for your research pro…

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  • Oct 5, 20171:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    CyberScience Seminar: Using Machine Learning to Forecast Student Outcomes

    For a variety of reasons, some college students are likely …

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  • Oct 4, 20174:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    COMPASS Science Communication Plenary

    COMPASS and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (I…

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  • Oct 3, 2017 - Oct 4, 201711:00 am - 4:30 pm

    XSEDE HPC Workshop: MPI

    This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers …

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  • Oct 12, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Social Data Analytics Workshop Series: Data Structures and Subsetting in R

    In this workshop, we will finally move beyond the basic func…

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  • Oct 13, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Stochastic Computations Working Group: “Parameter estimation using linear response statistics: Theory and numerical scheme”

    Join ICS Associate John Harlim and Xiantao Li for their bi-w…

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  • Oct 26, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Introduction to Data Science with R Workshop: Functions

    In this workshop, we will start to think about writing R cod…

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