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Upcoming Oregon Data science events

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Technology Association of Oregon Webinar: Industry Informed Immersive Graduate Training in Data Science

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 11:00am - 12:00pm | Virtual Event

Join the Technology Association of Oregon and the University of Oregon's Stacey Wagner and Bill Cresko for the second in a series of interactive webinars to explore problems organizations face that can be addressed through training the next generation of scientists using their successful program model. The Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program has a proven track record of over twenty years of training students in applied science. External program partnerships with industry leaders have been critical to its success. The Bioinformatics and Genomics Track trains small cohorts of students in hands-on data science and is primarily focused on high throughput sequencing data with an emphasis on statistics, biology, and computer science, in addition to general professional skills valuable to any science career.


The UO is interested in industry input as they develop broad-based data science MS programs. In addition to the small cohort, experiential, internship based track, the UO is poised to deliver Master’s level data science education in a variety of its domain area strengths including environmental science, communication and journalism, business, computer and information science, prevention science, and economics. Participants interested in partnering with the UO to help shape curriculum and hiring interns as they develop a new track in biological data science are encouraged to participate.


Registration is free for all UO students and employees when they select "TAO Member" on the registration page.

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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.


PEARC20 Annual Conference

Date TBA | Virtual Event

PEARC20 will explore the current practice and experience in advanced research computing including modeling, simulation, and data-intensive computing. This yearʻs theme, “Catch the Wave,” embodies the spirit of the community’s drive to stay on pace and in front of the new waves in technology, analytics, and a globally connected and diverse workforce. Scientific discovery and innovation require a robust, innovative, and resilient cyberinfrastructure to support the critical research required to address world challenges in climate change, population, health, energy, and environment. PEARC20 brings together community thought leaders, CI professionals, and students to learn, share ideas, and craft the infrastructure of the future.


TWEEDS: The Workshop in Environmental Economics and Data Science

THIS EVENT IS BEING POSTPONED | The White Stag Building in Portland, OR

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.

PAST Oregon data science EVENTS

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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.

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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).



Data science to debut as the UO’s newest major this fall

The undergraduate program will emphasize connections to disciplines across the UO.

Six UO researchers awarded data science seed funding grants

The grants encourage new faculty partnerships and the development of innovative research and educational programs in data science.

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

University of Oregon researcher Diego Melgar and a U.S. Geological Survey colleague 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.

Supercomputer boosts the UO's research computing power

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