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October 2017

DVS Workshop: Increasing openness and reproducibility in quantitative research

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library, 411 Chapel Dr
Durham, NC 27708 United States

Presenting: Center for Open Science There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. The workshop will be hands-on. Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish. Topics covered include project documentation, version control, pre-analysis plans, and…

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Amchine Learning Seminar: Maya Gupta (Google Research)

October 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gross Hall 330

TBA Sponsors: Machine Learning, Bass Connections-Information, Society & Culture, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Mathematics, Pratt School of Engineering, and Statistical Science

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The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Penn Pavilion (West Campus)

Presenter: Kathy Davidson In 1869, Harvard's president called for "a new education" to transform the Puritan college into the modern university designed to train and credential America's new professional-managerial class. This is the university we have inherited. Cathy Davidson, a distinguished scholar of the history of technology who served as Duke's first vice provost for interdisciplinary studies, will lead an interactive discussion on why we need a "new education" for the world we live in now, and how to make…

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DVS Workshop: Introduction to R

October 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Bostock Library 023

Instructors: Joel Herndon and John Little A gentle introduction to the basics of R using RStudio. Learn about managing your R projects, data types, variable assignments, data structures, and packages such as tidyverse (dplyR) and ggvis. Attendees will be registered for the opportunity of supplementing this workshop with free academic access to DataCamp's Introduction to R course.

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DVS Workshop: Finding a home for your data: An introduction to archives and repositories

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library, 411 Chapel Dr
Durham, NC 27708 United States

Instructors: Jen Darragh, Mara Sedlins, and Sophia Lafferty-Hess Publishing and preserving research data within a trusted repository helps researchers comply with funder and journal data sharing policies, supports the discovery of and access to data, and can result in more visibility and higher impact for research projects. This workshop will provide an overview of the different types of repositories and the overall role of repositories within the data sharing landscape. Key repositories in various disciplines will be explored, and attendees…

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NC Space Grant Student Team Competition Program (proposal deadline)

October 20

FY 2017-18 Student Team Competition Program - Proposals Due October 20, 2017 NC Space Grant awards funding to undergraduate teams to help them participate in national competitions either sponsored or sanctioned by NASA or another STEM-related organization (NASA SLI, IEEE, Eco-Challenge, etc.). These competitions should be in the fields of science, engineering or mathematics, and complement the academic studies of the team members. NC Space Grant anticipates supporting 6-8 team competition grants of up to $5,000 (based on available funding).…

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Gallery Talk: A view of Venice

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nasher Museum of Art

Undergraduate Duke students talk about their work on "A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de' Barbari's View of 1500," curated by Kristin L. Huffman, Instructor of Art History in Duke's Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. The project, part of the Visualizing Venice initiative, is the result of multi-disciplinary and collaborative research developed over three years in the Wired! Lab at Duke.

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November 2017

Machine Learning Seminar: Katherine L. Gorman (@TlkngMchns)

November 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gross Hall 330
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Workshop: Apache Spark for Beginners

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Technology Engagement Center (TEC), Telcom Building, Telcom Building

Instructor: Mark McCahill Apache Spark is a fast parallel cluster computing engine that supports interactive computing on large scale datasets in popular languages including Python, R, SQL, Scala and Java. This training session will cover the basics: importing data into an Apache Spark cluster and an overview of some analytic tools that can be used with Spark including Python (PySpark) in Jupyter notebooks and R (SparkR) for interactive data analysis. To illustrate the tools, we will show how Spark clusters…

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Duke/Nvidia GPU Workshop

November 7 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Technology Engagement Center (TEC), Telcom Building, Telcom Building

Frameworks will be the topic: tensorflow, theanos, caffe, and the like Open to Duke staff, students, and faculty. Registration required (and soon to be available). Lunch provided to registrants.

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