The University community is invited to any of the two public lectures that will feature Alvin (Al) Roth, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics. Roth's visit is a collaboration between the Carver College of Medicine, the Tippie College of Business, the Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series, and the Ida Beam Distinguished Lecture Series.

On this Thursday, September 17, our new Iowa Informatics Initiative cluster hire faculty, Assistant Professor Sanvesh Srivatsava will be giving a talk titled "
Scalable Bayes via Fast Computation of Barycenter of Subset Posteriors" in the Statistics & Actuarial Sciences Colloquium from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. 

Please join in meeting our new faculty in 61 Schaeffer Hall for the talk (3:30 PM) and Statistics holds a reception prior to the talk in Room 241 at 3:00 PM. 

Ben Rogers, Associate Director for Informatics Services is giving a talk titled "Technology Tools for Research: An Overview of ITS Research Services" in the Department of Statistics & Actuarial Sciences Colloquium on Thursday September 10 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM in 61 Schaffer Hall. 

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University of Oklahoma is hosting its Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2015 from September 22 - 23. The symposium is free to register, attend and will provide meals, snacks and coffee/tea to the participants. 

If you are interested in attending, please register at:

The Des Moines Register published an article on the job market for Big Data Analytics and how the universities in the state of Iowa are preparing and training their students for the rise of this segment in the job market. 

Read the article on The Des Moines Register at:

Two UI College of Engineering faculty, Prof Matthews Jacob and Guadalupe Canahuate participate in the prestigious Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Innovation Lab workshop in Research Triangle Park, NC.

We congratulate Professors Jacob and Canahuate!

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Congratulations to Prof. Lendasse and his group for publishing their work in IEEE Access, titled "High-Performance Extreme Learning Machines: A Complete Toolbox for Big Data Applications".

The paper is available at: