View this email in your browser

October 2022 | @westbigdatahub | #BDHubs

Community Spotlights

Boise State Project Streamlines Microorganism Data Analysis
By: Ray Chen, Research Experience for High School Students, San Diego Supercomputer Center

West Hub affiliates at Boise State University leverage the power of high performance computing to assist in the processing of microbiome pipelines as part of the school’s Genomes Underlying Toxin Tolerance (GUTT) program, a National Science Foundation EPSCoR RII Track-2 aimed at conducting research and educational projects across the states of Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming. A recent, successful GUTT activity has been the establishment of the Microbiome Hub, led by Boise State University’s Postdoctoral Research Scientist Stephanie Galla and Professor Jennifer Forbey.

“There are many pipelines to choose from when it comes to sequencing analysis,” said Galla. “On top of that, it can be tricky for incoming researchers to navigate these choices while learning the Linux command line for the first time.”
Full story
October 2022 COVID Information Commons Webinar: Research Lightning Talks and Q&A | October 4

Meet the scientists seeking new insights on COVID-19. Every month, we bring together a group of researchers studying wide-ranging aspects of the current pandemic, to share their research and answer questions from our community. Learn more about their ongoing efforts in the fight against COVID-19, including opportunities for collaboration.

Join us on Tuesday, October 4, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (PT), to hear the research lightning talks. Click here for more information and here to register. 
South Data Science Education and Workforce Working Group | October 7

The Data Science Education and Workforce Working Group is an open monthly professional working group for data science educators and program leaders to talk and hear from other programs around the country, as well as learn about resources for connecting with data, tools, industry partners, and research. The working group meets on the first Friday of every month at 8am PT. The next meeting is on October 7.

If you would like to share your experience in data science education and workforce or nominate a colleague, we are accepting speakers and speaker nominations. Speakers will be given 10 min presentations plus 5 mins for questions.

Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group |
October 7 & November 4

Join us on Friday, October 7 and November 4, from 10-11am PT. The Data Sharing and Cyberinfrastructure Working Group is a collaboration across all four of the Big Data Innovation Hubs.  Each month, the working group brings together data scientists and cyberinfrastructure professionals to learn about topics of common interest.  Areas covered include data management and analytics tools and frameworks, and use of data science to solve real-world problems in areas such as transportation, water quality, public health and disaster response. Learn more here.
The Indigenous Connectivity Summit | October 24-28

The 2022 Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) will be held in-person in Winnipeg, Canada, on October 24-28. The ICS brings together Indigenous community members, leaders, network operators, researchers and policymakers with a common goal: to connect Indigenous communities to fast, affordable and sustainable internet. Register here.
Accepting Applications: The Samsung Innovation Campus AI Course | November 2022 – May 2023
Education Development Center’s Oceans of Data Institute is now accepting applications for the Samsung Innovation Campus AI Course.

Course highlights
  • Understand the basic concepts of Probability, Statistics, Linear Algebra, and Python
  • Implement AI (machine learning and deep learning)
  • Grasp landscape of data science tools and their applications
  • Learn the process of designing, implementing, and communicating project results
  • Meet Samsung employees and industry professionals
Candidates should be interested in AI. Coding & basic statistics experience required. Priority given to women students residing in the U.S. Course is November 2022 - May 2023.

Email here for questions and apply here.
2022 Integrative Smart Agriculture Data Workshop |
December 5

Identify, collaborate, and build consensus for addressing challenges in making sensor data interoperable in specified applications; protecting the collection, storage, and sharing of data (i.e., cybersecurity); and democratizing data for use by researchers, smaller farmers, and other vested stakeholders. The full-day workshop is designed for participants to listen and engage in sharing of ideas, case studies, research, frameworks, or any other insights that will help facilitate a potential solution to the challenges at hand. Attendees will break out into a topic of choice, engage in two-hour working sessions with an expert facilitator, and return with summary and points of action. Register here.

Experts will be announced soon. If you are interested in facilitating a topic and/or would like to underwrite the program, write to Maria Palombini,
Call for Submissions:
Data Science Journal

Throughout 2022, the Data Science Journal invites submissions related to the evolution and future directions of data science (broadly defined), including recent advances, retrospective analyses, and community inspirations and provocations. Learn more here
In Case You Missed It #ICYMI
National Science Foundation Science Matters Article Features West Hub Work

By: Grace Malato, National Science Foundation

Staff from SDSC have been working with a group of high school and middle school students to understand the pH levels on the San Luis Rey River, which runs through Pala tribal land where they live. This project started when Kimberly Mann Bruch, science writer for SDSC's external relations team, became friends with Doretta Musick, director of the Pala Learning Center, while working with SDSC to expand broadband access to 18 reservations across southern California. The two teamed up when they learned of the Pittsburgh DataWorks DataJam, an annual competition for high school students where each team asks and answers a data science question relevant to their own community. Most teams use public data, but SDSC helped the students go above and beyond to collect their own data.
Full Story
ICSI IT Manager
International Computer Science Institute
Berkeley, CA 

Google Endowed Professor at Prairie A&M University
Roy G. Perry College of Engineering and Department of Computer Science
Prairie View, TX

RENCI: multiple positions
Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Texas A&M University: multiple positions
High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) group at Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Virginia Tech: multiple positions
Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

University of Delaware: multiple positions
IT Research Cyberinfrastructure (IT-RCI) group at the University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Do you have an announcement or opportunity that you would like us to include on our website or in an upcoming newsletter? 
Share it here
West Hub Twitter
West Hub Instagram
West Hub YouTube
West Hub Facebook
Our mailing address is:

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.