A campus-wide series of events and opportunities focused on data science and analytics

BDAA CAS Tech Talk
Oct. 1 | 7:30-8:30 pm | Pomerene Hall 260
Host: BDAA

CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, is a mid-sized technology company managing and providing chemical information to researchers including patents, paper abstracts, and chemical structures. CAS is located in Columbus just Northwest of campus- come hear how they use analytics in their work. Food will be provided as always. For more details or to see a calendar of events, visit BDAA

Introduction to Data Visualization
Oct. 2 | 2-3 pm | Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library
Host: Research Commons

For OSU graduate students. In n 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. 

Data Analytics Networking Night
Oct. 3 | 5:30-7:30 pm | TDAI Ideation Zone, 300 Pomerene Hall
Hosts: TDAI, BDAA, and Columbus Collaboratory

Open to Ohio State undergraduate students studying data analytics or a related field. A key goal of the evening is to expose students studying analytics at The Ohio State University to local data analytics professionals.  During the evening we will also be recognizing local firms with the 1st Annual Excellence In Analytics Awards.  Space is extremely limited.; registration is required to attend.

Urban Air Quality Speaker Series
Oct. 4  | 12-1 pm | 165 Thompson Library
Host: CURA

Air Quality is quickly becoming a global health crisis, especially in highly urbanized areas.  This series speaker is Dr. Michelle Bell from Yale University. Dr. Bell’s research investigates how human health is affected by atmospheric systems, including air pollution and weather. Other areas of interest in research include health impacts of climate change and environmental justice. Read more.

Introduction to Web Mapping with ArcGIS Online (Workshop)
Oct. 8 | 3-4:30 pm | Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library
Hosts: Research Commons & CURA

Want to make a map for your research, teaching, outreach, or just for fun? ArcGIS Online (AGOL) is the premier platform for easily and efficiently creating interactive web maps. Registration required.

Coffee with CURA
Oct. 10 | 10 am-noon | 0126 Derby Hall
Host: CURA

Do you have a question about spatial analysis, or a project? Coffee with CURA is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to stop in and discuss geospatial analyses with CURA staff and other interested parties. Read more.

Getting Started at OSC Hands-on Workshop
Oct. 10 | 1-3:30 pm | Ohio Supercomputer Center (1224 Kinnear Rd)
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 Submitting jobs to our batch system and learn to review output. Registration required.

Introduction to Altmetrics
Oct. 14 | 12-1 pm | Health Science Library, Room 400
Host: Health Sciences Library

This lunch and learn session will introduce attendees to the concept of non-traditional impact metrics, aka altmetrics. Topics to be discussed will include: a definition of altmetrics and how they compare to other impact metrics, an overview of different sources of altmetrics, and an introduction to tools for locating and tracking the altmetrics associated with your own articles. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices as a portion of the session will involve hands-on exploration. This workshop will also be available via WebEx. Register here.

BDAA Infoverity Tech Talk 
Oct. 15 | 7:30-8:30 pm | Pomerene 260
Host: BDAA

Infoverity provides enterprise data management solutions focused on solving business problems caused by the the proliferation and diversification of data in large enterprises. Infoverity is a global company headquartered near Columbus in Dublin, Ohio. Come hear how they use analytics in their work. Food will be provided as always. For more details or to see a calendar of events, visit BDAA

Statewide OSC Users Group Conference
Oct. 17 | 9 am-5 pm | Ohio Supercomputer Center (1224 Kinnear Rd)
Host: Ohio Supercomputer Center

The purposes of the SUG Conference are to foster connections, update OSC’s user base on the Center’s direction, highlight new scientific developments produced using OSC resources, and obtain constructive feedback as to the future of OSC and our role in supporting science across Ohio. We will host a keynote address within an area of interest to OSC clients. Free lunch and afternoon appetizers will be provided. Registration required.

Extracting Data in Covidence: Case Examples
Oct. 18 | 10:30-11:30 am | Health Science Library, Room 400
Host: Health Sciences Library

Presented by Kerry Dhakal, Research & Education Librarian. Register here.

DataI/O Hackathon
Oct. 19 | 9:30 am-5:30 pm | 18th Avenue Library 3rd Floor
Host: HackOHI/O

DataI/O is Ohio State’s second annual day-long data science hackathon for students. A collaboration between the Big Data and Analytics Association (BDAA) and the OHI/O Program, this is a great event to get more concentrated practice than a case competition, in a shorter and more data-focused setting than a general hackathon. You will still collaborate and meet new friends, plus industry professionals and faculty. Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided. Register here.

BDAA R Tidyverse Workshop
Oct. 22 | 7:30-8:30 pm | Pomerene Hall 260
Host: BDAA

The R Tidyverse package is one of the most popular and well accepted statistical packages for data science in industry and academia. Join BDAA for a hands-on, application-focused workshop on using the Tidyverse package for data cleaning, munging, and exploratory data analysis. Food will be provided as always. For more details or to see a calendar of events, visit BDAA

Higher Education Tableau Day at Ohio State
Oct. 23 | 8 am – 3:30 pm | Fawcett Center
Host: Data and Analytics, Office of the CIO

During the event, discover best practices for empowering analysts/students/educators with data, network with your peers, learn about new Tableau features and get your questions answered during a “Tableau Doctor” session.  This event is FREE and open to higher education professionals and data enthusiasts. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Walk-ins welcome to the afternoon tables and booths after 1:40 p.m. Space is limited, register here.

An Intro To Data Analytics and R 
Oct 24 | 9:30- 11:30am | Pomerene Hall 301

TDAI presents an introduction to Data Analytics and R.  This workshop will give an overview of Data Analytics, its applications and some tools of the trade.  There will also be an introduction to R, a popular Data Analytics tool. To register, click here

BDAA Accenture Tech Talk
Oct 29 |  7:30-8:30 pm | Pomerene Hall 260
Host: BDAA

Accenture is a multinational consulting company providing services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. A Fortune Global 500 company, Accenture is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and regularly recruits on campus. Come hear how they use analytics in their work. Food will be provided as always. For more details or to see a calendar of events, visit BDAA

Data Analytics in Ecological Research
Oct. 30 | 12-2:30 pm | Pomerene Hall 350 Projects Zone

Bring your lunch and listen to postdoctoral researcher Rachel Giglio, Ph.D. present how Data Analytics is used in her research. During her talk, Dr. Giglio will share Data Analytics methods and techniques that she has used, including technical tools such as C++, R and Unix. Part of Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State.

Dr. Giglio’s recent research uses genomic and bioinformatic tools to understand the basic ecology of wildlife populations. One of her recent projects aimed to identify transmission pathways of plague among prairie dog colonies. Plague, a flea-borne zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, is infamous for causing the Black Death (1347-1353), one of the most devastating pandemics in human history. By examining the genetic structure of fleas and their mammalian hosts, Dr. Giglio’s research clarified how plague is maintained and dispersed as well as which hosts are most likely to be involved.

To register click here

Introduction to Data Visualization
Oct. 31 | 3-4:30 pm | Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library
Host: Research Commons

For OSU graduate students. In n 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. 

 

Stop by Shared Services in 172 Pomerene Hall in October for one-on-one consulting with technology partners! https://tdai.osu.edu/shared-services/