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Saint Mary's College Data Science Hackathon

Author: MDSC

On February 28 & 29, 2020, Saint Mary's College is hosting the 3rd Annual Data Science Hackathon, a competition where teams of participants will work with preference data to build recommender systems.  The teams that develop the top three most accurate predictive models will win cash prizes!  Lodging at a discounted rate is available for participants traveling from out of town. Note that more information about the event can be found at saintmarys.edu/hackathon…

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Center for Social Science Research Speaker Series: Professor Arthur Spirling (New York University)

Author: Brian Fogarty

The Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) invites faculty, research staff, and students – especially those within the social sciences, including the College of Arts and Letters, the Law School, the Mendoza College of Business and the Keough School of Global Affairs – to attend a research talk by Professor Arthur Spirling (New York University) on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls…

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Data Fest 2020

Author: Thomas Mustillo

It's time for the American Statistical Association's 2020 DataFest!  The University of Notre Dame, will host its second annual DataFest from Friday March, 27 through Sunday, March 29. ASA DataFest is a data analysis challenge (with prizes!) where you get to work on a large, complex, and surprise data analysis challenge over a weekend. Details of the competition and registration can be found at https://datafestnd.weebly.com/…

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Notre Dame and Sisters First Productions partner at the Intersection of Data Science and Film, Television, & Theater

Author: MDSC

With support from Sisters First Productions, the University of Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, & Theater, together with the Minor in Data Science, announce an initiative that seeks to understand the role of artificial intelligence in the cultivation of film and television content. The partnership is particularly interested in the conditions that lead to the development of "female empowered content." It will support undergraduate work and internships, capstone research experiences, and a campus lecture series on the role of algorithms in entertainment, and run from January 1, 2020 until June 2021.…

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Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s to expand data science programs with ethics, social responsibility components

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the iTReDS program will train undergraduate students in data science through a lens of social responsibility and engagement, including rigor and responsibility, ethics, society and policy.

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Political science professor’s NSF-funded team working to make data from states more accessible and easier to analyze

Author: Tom Coyne

Notre Dame political scientist Jeff Harden is part of a multidisciplinary research team awarded a $1 million National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator grant to create a hub that will make it easier to access and analyze data from states on public policy and economic and social outcomes. Harden said making comparisons across states is often difficult because data is decentralized and each state uses different methods to collect and record such data. His team will develop a comprehensive data hub that will allow users to easily explore, visualize and analyze the data.

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Through sociology, data science, and Latino studies, junior MacKenzie Isaac pursues her interest in public health

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

MacKenzie Isaac knew she wanted to improve her Spanish skills at Notre Dame. But to be truly fluent, she needed to learn more than the language. That mindset drew the junior sociology major to the Institute for Latino Studies, where she’s found academic inspiration, research support, and a welcoming community. She's also spent two summers doing research at Harvard, added a minor in data science, and hopes to pursue a career in public health. 

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MDSC affiliated professor's paper offering a new look at how students learn 
wins top award at Visualization and Data Analysis 2019

Author: Nina Welding

A paper co-authored by Chaoli Wang, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, received the Kostas Pantazos Memorial Award for Outstanding Paper in Visualization and Data Analysis at the IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging earlier this month.

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wins top award at Visualization and Data Analysis 2019

College of Arts and Letters announces new minor in data science

Author: Carrie Gates

The College of Arts and Letters is launching a new, interdisciplinary minor in data science. Housed in the Department of Sociology with support from the College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the program will be open to students in any college. “Data science impacts every industry today,” said Sarah Mustillo, professor and chair of sociology. “It is becoming increasingly important for solving problems and making decisions."

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