The University of Iowa, a pioneer in Informatics research will host a data science institute featuring a number of mini-classes the week of January 9-13, 2017. The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) and the Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3). The institute will teach participants about the basic building blocks of coding as applied in the fields of the Biological, Physical, Social Sciences, and Digital Humanities. We welcome faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students interested in building new skills in informatics.

The ACM Richard Tapia Conference for year 2017 is in Atlanta, GA from September 20-23. The Tapia Conference celebrates the diversity in computing.

Applications are open for applying for the Conference Scholarship that covers registration, meals, hotel accommodation and a reimbursable travel stipend.

Please follow this link for additional details.

The College of Nursing is hosting their Research Forum. For the 2016-17 academic year, the topic is "Health Information Technology". There are two talks on each day with lunch provided.

Location: 133 CNB (Nursing Building)
Time: 11 Am - 1 Pm

The Iowa Social Science Research Center and the Public Policy Center with support from the Departments of Sociology, Political Science, and Statistics and Acturial Sciences, and the University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3) are organizing a seminar by Prof Bear F. Braumoeller.

Title: "The Contributions of Social Science to Data Visualization"
Thursday, November 3, 4-5 Pm 140 SH

Bear Braumoeller
Associate Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University

Department of Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business is hosting their weekly seminar on this Friday. The speaker for this week's seminar is Prof. Tianbao Yang from Computer Science at the University of Iowa. 

Location: Room C107 Pappajohn's Business Building
Date: Friday October 7
Time: 2:30 - 3:20 PM


Improving the Generalization of Deep Learning

Sony’s Research Award Program proposal submission due date is October 15, 2016 

For more details, please see

Greetings from the Central Plains Research Data Center!  

Kelly Gaither, Brian McAnn, and Matthew Vaughn from the Texas Advanced Computing Center will co-teach an innovative new course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory December 1 - 10, 2016 aimed at jump-starting use of immersive, interactive visualization in biology. The course is aimed at researchers who wish to design and implement innovative visualization tools to help address biological or biomedical research questions.

Location: School of Computer Science, Kilburn and IT Buildings, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (Buildings 39 and 40 on the campus map)

Dates: 2 ½ days from Sept. 12th noon – Sept. 14th 5 pm, 2016

Immediately preceding and co-located in Manchester with First Conference of Research Software Engineers (RSE Conference) (Sept 15-16 at Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK)

Travel support is available for students, early career researchers. This workshop encourages US-based students' participation. Please check the link below for more details.

Iowa Informatics Initiative's

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