News & Events Featuring Oregon's Data Science Initiative

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Upcoming Oregon Data science events

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Machine Learning Meetup

Monthly  |  Meeting times & locations vary

A monthly social gathering of researchers from across campus who use machine learning. Each meeting features a different discussion topic, such as AI and Art or Humanity v. Machines. Contact Jake Searcy at to join us.


PAST Oregon data science EVENTS

vint cerf lecture at uo

The Unfinished Business of the Internet (Spring 2019)

There are many unfinished aspects of the Internet, including safety, security, privacy, and accessibility. In this talk, Dr. Cerf covered two major areas of focus: taking the Internet to places where it isn't available or affordable and dealing with the side-effects of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Vinton G. Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the fundamental architecture of the Internet. He is currently vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google.


TWEEDS: The Workshop in Environmental Economics and Data Science (Spring 2019)

An intimate workshop focused on the methodological frontiers of environmental economics and data science. Attendees hear from experts in data-science methods and tools—machine learning, remote sensing, natural language processing, cloud computing, geospatial data analysis—including climate change, energy policy, environmental justice, transportation, and the interchange between air/water quality and health. Organized by UO Faculty Ed Rubin and Grant McDermott.

Deep Learning Institute training

Nvidia DLI Training Workshop (Fall 2018)

The Nvidia Deep Learning Institute (DLI) trained developers, data scientists, and researchers to use artificial intelligence and accelerated computing to solve real-world problems across a wide range of domains. Sponsored by the NSF Center for Big Learning and Research Advanced Computing Services (RACS).



UO-led study finds early indicator of an earthquake's magnitude

University of Oregon researcher Diego Melgar and a U.S. Geological Survey colleage found a clue that points to the magnitude of an emerging earthquake.

New seed funding will support research and education in data science

The Data Science Initiative and the Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation are launching a seed funding program to support and promote new interdisciplinary collaborations, and the development of innovative research and educational programs.

UO and OHSU researchers look to the future of neuroscience and data collection

As part of the OHSU-UO partnership program, researchers are forming an interdisciplinary collaboration to address ethical and legal implications of applied neuroscience.

UO researcher uses evolutionary data science to combat malaria

Malaria is a global health crisis that affects an estimated 219 million people and kills 435,000 per year, numbers that evolutionary scientists like UO’s Andrew Kern are trying to change.

Provost announces next phase of data science initiative

Founding director Bill Cresko and steering committee will launch key components of the program.

President Schill announces interdisciplinary data science initiative

The University of Oregon is launching a new interdisciplinary initiative in data science.

Supercomputer boosts the UO's research computing power

Known as Talapas, the powerhouse mainframe is one of the fastest academic supercomputers in the Northwest.