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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 12).

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