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Workshop series on data issues in research and business, June 23-27, Chapel Hill, NC — Early registration through April 28
April 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am
Business managers, data analytics specialists, academic researchers, data center administrators and anyone else who grapples with big data are the target audience for a weeklong workshop series on data issues sponsored by the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), the Odum Institute for Social Science Research at UNC Chapel Hill, and the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). Data Matters, a summer workshop series on all things data, will be held June 23 – 27 at the Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. The workshop series will feature two-day courses on Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Friday, and one-day courses on Wednesday. Topics to be covered include strategies for managing big data, data management and analysis tools, using large-scale data networks, data mining and machine learning, data visualization, and predictive analysis. Instructors will include experts from SAS, Cisco, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, RENCI, Saffron Technologies, University of Massachuesetts at Amherst, and Pennslyvania State University. For course descriptions, fees and registration information, click here. Early bird registration runs through April 28 and saves you $50 per day. In addition to the courses, registration includes: an evening kickoff reception at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill on Monday, June 23; lunch each day plus a lunchtime speaker on Wednesday, June 25; and transportation between the Friday Center and the UNC campus for lab work for some courses. Sponsors: The National Consortium for Data Science formed in 2013 as a non-profit public-private partnership to advance the field of data science and address the data challenges of the 21st century. For more information, visit www.data2discovery.org. The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science provides a range of consulting services on quantitative and qualitative methods, GIS and spatial analysis, survey research, and data management. For more information, visit www.odum.unc.edu RENCI develops and deploys advanced computing, networking, and data technologies to enable research discoveries and business innovations. The institute is a collaborative effort involving UNC, Duke University and NC State University. For more information, visit www.renci.org.