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Data Science Community Hour

Weekly in-depth technical discussions, presentations, tutorials, or meet-ups from the community of data science researchers (student, staff, or faculty) and educators. We envision having an extended dialogue with each week’s presenters and a post-presentation discussion in break-out rooms among the community members.

Goal: Connect students and researchers interested in data science across campus.

  • Build professional and peer networks for career development, academic success, and research collaborations.
  • Share knowledge and have enriched discussions that sharpen the technical and presentation skills of members, as well as introduce different aspects of data science.

When: Thursdays 4:30–5:30 PM (weekly starting February 25 and continuing until May 13).

Approximate Bayesian computation (ABC)
Prof. Nii Attoh-Okine, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware
Time: May 13, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Interview with Dr. Catia S. Silva and “Data Science opportunities in the evolution of the Electric Grid”
Dr. Catia S. Silva, Instructional Assistant Professor, University of Florida and
Sergio Sepulveda, Institute of Energy Conversion | ECE, UD

Time: May 6, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Interview: Dr. Subit Chakrabarti, Indigo and High Performance Computing: Allocation, Jobs, Scheduling, and Front-End
Dr. Subit Chakrabarti, Team Lead, Remote Sensing and Geoscience @ Indigo and
Matt Dwyer, U.S. Army CCDC, Army Research Laboratory & CIS, UD

Time: April 29, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Topological Data Analysis: Uncovering the Shape of Data
Jerome Roehm, Mathematical Sciences, UD
Time: April 22, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Multiscale Methods in Action: From Machine Learning and Graphs to Realistic Future for Quantum Computing
Ilya Safro, CIS, UD
Time: April 15, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Interview with Rakesh Chalasani and 2 talks on processing biomedical texts
Rakesh Chalasani, Spotify;
Gongbo Zhang, UD CIS; and
Pengyuan Li, UD CIS

Time: April 8, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Interview with Dr. Moumita Bhattacharya and “How to Approach Your First Data Science Project”
Moumita Bhattacharya, Netflix and
Mauricio Ferrato, UD CIS

Time: April 1, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Natural language processing (NLP) themed week with three 15-minute talks,
and industry guest Dr. Eder Santana from Twitch

Matthew Mauriello, CIS, UD;
Arshiya Khan, CCRG, ECE, UD;
Austin Brockmeier, ECE/CIS., UD

Time: March 25, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Introduction to Adversarial Machine Learning
Michael De Lucia, Computer Scientist, U.S. Army’s Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Time: March 18, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Bootstrapping Anaconda
Chase Cotton, UD ECE
Time: March 11, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Meet a Data Scientist & Community Lightning Talks on Using Julia for Data Science
Rosha Pokharel, Lead Data Scientist at Centene Corporation
Time: March 4, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Julia for Data Science
Toby Driscoll, Professor of Mathematical Science, UD
Time: February 25, 2021 @ 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Do you want to lead an in-depth discussion on a journal or conference paper central to your research? Would you like to present a talk (e.g., recent research results readied for a conference, an upcoming proposal defense, or want to practice your oral defense)? Do you have a tutorial (30–40 minutes) ready or soon to be ready to share with the community members? Do you have a topic you would like to learn more on through a tutorial? We are waiting to hear from you. Please reach out to us by emailing our current point of contact, Hassan Baker <bakerh@udel.edu> or fill out this Google form.


Please visit https://capture.udel.edu/channel/Data+Science+Community+Hour for recordings of previos events (must be logged in).

Our Mission

The Institute aims to accelerate research in data science, serving as a nucleating effort to catalyze interdisciplinary research collaborations across fields impacting our society.