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Week 1 – When the BS Data Analytics degree launched at OSU in 2014, it was one of the first of its kind at a major research university.

Week 2 – BDAA has won 7 student organization awards since its inception in 2015.

Week 3 – In less than a month since launch, the Public OSU COVID-19 Tableau Dashboard surpassed 1,000,000 views on September 16th! We also have achieved an “A+” rating for our dashboard info and design.

ArcGIS Online Challenge
Sep. 28 – Oct. 30 | Virtual
Host: Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and Research Commons, University Libraries

This self-paced, 100% online challenge is designed to be completed over the course of five weeks, with 2-3 hours of work per week. Each weekly module consists of a mix of “lecture” content (i.e., blog posts or videos highlighting key concepts and use cases) and a “lab” exercise, where you will get some hands-on experience with the methods and tools covered in each module.
Registration required

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Emerging Trends in Corporate Data Ethics: Research Findings
Oct. 2 | 12-1 pm ET | Virtual
Host: The Program on Data and Governance

Series Keynote by U.S. Senator Chris Coons. Ohio State researchers will present their pioneering study of how leading companies view the ethical challenges associated with their use of advanced analytics, and of the policies, management processes, and technical tools that they employ to achieve better data ethics.  Part of the Business Data Ethics Webinar Series. Sponsored by TDAI and the Moritz College of Law.
Registration required

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Data I/O
Oct. 3 | 9:30-5:30 pm ET | Virtual

Data I/O, October 3, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm – Data I/O is a great event for students to get concentrated practice with data and analytical tools while collaborating with peers, professors, and professionals. No analytics experience needed. Work in groups of 1-4 people! Check out their flyer!

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Getting Started in R (2 sessions)
Oct. 5 and 12 | 1-3pm ET | Virtual
Host: Translational Data Analytics Institute

Learn how to get started in R and Rstudio using a free Rstudio.cloud account. This workshop covers basic R functionality: objects, functions, vectors, and various data operations. Registering for this workshop signs you up for both sessions, as the sessions build upon each other.
Registration required

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SQL Workshop
Oct. 6 | 7:30-8:30 pm ET | Virtual

The hidden untold tool in analytics is SQL. Being able to do analytics isn’t possible without the proper data to begin with. Learn how to navigate a relational database and become the Swiss Army knife you were born to be.
Link to event zoom

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Introduction to Data Visualization
Oct. 7 | 1-2 pm ET | Virtual
Host: Research Commons, University Libraries

For OSU graduate students. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to what data visualization is and why it is both an important and relevant skill to learn in this day and age; learn about the types of data visualizations and tools available; and explore resources available for learning more about different types of data visualizations and how to create them.
Registration required

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Substantive Data Ethics: Frameworks & Policies
Oct. 8 | 12-1 pm ET | Virtual
Host: The Program on Data and Governance

Industry and policy leaders will present real-world examples of principles, frameworks, informal risk-based determinations, and benefit-cost assessments.  Part of the Business Data Ethics Webinar Series. Sponsored by TDAI and the Moritz College of Law.
Registration required

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Management Approaches
Oct. 12 | 12-1 pm ET | Virtual
Host: The Program on Data and Governance

Corporate officers will discuss lessons learned while managing data ethics initiatives, addressing internal ethical review committees, modified institutional review boards, and data ethics officer roles.  Part of the Business Data Ethics Webinar Series. Sponsored by TDAI and the Moritz College of Law
Registration required

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Webinar: Introduction to Supercomputing at OSC
Oct. 13 | 1-3 pm ET | Virtual
Host: Ohio Supercomputer Center

New OSC users or anyone who wants to learn how to use OSC resources are invited to attend this workshop. Activities include: Learning high performance computing concepts; Navigating our storage and file systems; Learning how to create an account and request a project in our client portal; Accessing our clusters using our web portal OnDemand; and and learning more about our batch system
Registration required

Tableau Users Group Monthly Meeting
Oct. 15 | 12-1 pm ET | Virtual

The Ohio State University’s Tableau User Group (TUG) will kick-off their first monthly meeting virtually from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 15. Join Tableau’s Catherine Skinner and Rick Evans for an overview of new features added to Tableau in 2020. TUG is open to any Ohio State affiliate with an interest in learning more about Tableau.
Registration required

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Statistical Analysis in R
Oct. 19 | 1-3 pm ET | Virtual
Host: Translational Data Analytics Institute

This workshop builds upon the Getting Started in R workshop and gives participants a foundation for performing statistical analysis using R.  Participants should already have completed the Getting Started in R workshop or have a working knowledge of using functions, vectors and data frames in R.
Registration required

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Data Analytics Networking Night
Original Event Date: Oct. 22
New Event Date: November 5 | 4:30-6 pm ET | Virtual
Hosts: Translational Data Analytics Institute, Covail, Women in Analytics, and the Big Data & Analytics Association

Join us on Thursday, November 5 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. for a virtual celebration of data analytics. We’ll celebrate innovations taking place in the data community, award the 2020 Annual Excellence In Analytics Award (Box Awards), and set aside time for students studying analytics at The Ohio State University and local data analytics professionals to network.
Registration required

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Federal, State and Local Budgets – Panel Discussion
Oct. 23 | 12-1 pm ET | Virtual
Hosts: Center for Urban and Regional Analysis

CURA will be hosting a panel discussion on October 23 moderated by Harvey Miller asking questions such as: “How much have federal, state, and local budgets been (or will be) impacted by COVID-19 and what will the implications of this impact mean going forward for communities? Did we learn anything from the Great Recession of 2008 that has helped or will help us during this financial crisis?”
Registration required

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Technologies for the Ethical Deployment of Algorithms
Oct. 23 | 12-1 pm ET | Virtual
Host: The Program on Data and Governance

Business leaders will convey technological methods for making corporate algorithm use more fair, accountable and transparent.  Part of the Business Data Ethics Webinar Series. Sponsored by TDAI and the Moritz College of Law.
Registration required

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Data Visualization in R
Oct. 26 | 1-3 pm ET | Virtual
Host: Translational Data Analytics Institute

This workshop builds upon the Getting Started in R workshop and gives participants a foundational understanding of what makes good visualizations and how to create them in R. Participants should already have completed the Getting Started in R workshop or have a working knowledge of using functions, vectors and data frames in R. This workshop is held in partnership with the OSU Libraries Research Commons.
Registration required

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Webinar: Hands-On Introduction to Supercomputing at OSC
Oct. 28 | 1-5 pm ET | Virtual
Host: Ohio Supercomputer Center

New OSC users or anyone who wants to learn how to use OSC resources are invited to attend this hands-on activity workshop. Activities include: Learning high performance computing concepts; Navigating our storage and file systems; Learning how to create an account and request a project in our client portal; Accessing our clusters using our web portal OnDemand; and and learning more about our batch system
Registration required

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Regulation of Algorithms: Policymaker & Expert Perspectives
Oct. 29 | 12-1 pm ET | Virtual
Host: The Program on Data and Governance

Regulators and experts will discuss the present and future regulation of algorithms. Part of the Business Data Ethics Webinar Series. Sponsored by TDAI and the Moritz College of Law.
Registration required

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TDAI Speaker Series Kick-Off: Dr. Karen Bakker
Oct. 29 | 12-1 pm ET | Virtual
Host: Translational Data Analytics Institute

Our first speaker of the TDAI Speaker Series for this year is Dr. Karen Bakker. Dr. Bakker is a Canada Research Chair and Professor at the University of British Columbia, with expertise in environmental governance, innovation, and digital technologies. Her talk is titled, “Digital Earth: The future of environmental governance in a wired world.”
Registration required

Data and Analytics Resources

Community Support

The Ohio State University Libraries support students, scholars, Buckeyes and beyond advancing research, teaching, and learning. It offers educational resources, services, and expertise that opens minds and forwards equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge.

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The Big Data and Analytics Association (BDAA) is the only undergraduate student organization of its kind, prioritizing the education of its members above all else. It focuses on the analytics community.

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  • Workshops
  • Special events
  • Weekly meetings

 

The Data Analytics Undergraduate Major is an interdisciplinary major co-directed by the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering. Students learn how to apply fundamental scientific principles to analyze large, complex data sets. Specializations within the major include Biomedical & Public Health Analytics, Business Analytics, Computational Analytics, Data Visualization, and Social Science Analytics.

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The OHI/O Informal Learning Program is a student-led collection of experiential-learning events from team-based competitive hackathons to hands-on workshops led by industry experts. Topics range from entry level coding to deep dives in niche technologies,
Key Resources:

  • Hackathon events free to all students (Data I/O, HackOHI/O, HackAI, etc.)
  • Student Leadership Scholarships
  • Community Tech Events posted on hack.osu.edu
  • Supporting independent studies & group projects for ECE and CSE credit

 

Computational Resources

The Ohio Supercomputer Center provides computational and storage resources for qualified projects. Additionally, OSC holds workshops that are relevant to using the resources at OSC but can be applied to other computing platforms.

 

The Office of the CIO may be able to provide computing services and is also able to facilitate the user of Amazon Web Services through direct billing.

 

The Research Commons, University Libraries,  provides a suite of resources and services to support researchers throughout all stages of the research lifecycle.

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The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis is a transdisciplinary research and outreach hub that specializes in geospatial and urban science to better understand the issues and challenges facing cities and regions in Ohio and beyond. CURA offers support to researchers on campus and in the local community to better understand the questions they are trying to answer. CURA also collaborates on interdisciplinary research and outreach on the social, economic and environmental dimensions of urban and regional sustainability and resilience.

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Looking for more?

Looking for more resources? Check out the TDAI Resources & Support page for a list of TDAI partners on campus.

For additional information regarding resources, please email us at tdai(at)osu.edu.