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ICDS Events

ICDS hosts a wide range of events, from training sessions on using our high-performance computing system to seminars about the latest topics in computational research. Here, you will find a list of upcoming ICDS events, as well as other events that may be of interest to the computational and data sciences community. Sign up for our mailing list to receive alerts about our events.

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iASK Helpdesk Virtual Office Hours

Date: Friday, March 5

Time: 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

The iASK Center will be holding virtual office hours via Zoom on Friday, March 5th, 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Users can “pop” on line during our online office hours, ask a quick question, and go back to work. Use this Zoom link to stop by: https://psu.zoom.us/j/807398754

iASK Helpdesk Virtual Office Hours

Date: Monday, March 15

Time: 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

The iASK Center will be holding virtual office hours via Zoom on Monday, March 15, 11:00a.m. -1xz:00p.m. Users can “pop” on line during our online office hours, ask a quick question, and go back to work. Use this Zoom link to stop by: https://psu.zoom.us/j/807398754

Symposium: Harnessing the Data Revolution to Enhance Diversity

Date: Tuesday, March 16–Wednesday, March 17

Time: 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location: Online (Virtual)

Data science techniques have revolutionized many scientific disciplines, enabling new insight and discoveries. This Symposium will explore the intersection of data science and diversity with toward understanding and enhancing diversity and inclusion. To achieve this multiple communities will be brought together — from data scientists, to industry leaders, to academics working across disciplines — who are interested in laying the groundwork for a future in which Big Data and  Artificial Intelligence are utilized to achieve equity. Speakers from across the U.S. will discuss issues ranging from quantifying and contextualizing diversity-related issues to examining approaches that have and haven’t worked in academia. Through this Symposium, the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences aims to spur new collaborations and identify cutting-edge approaches that can enhance diversity at Penn State and in higher education across the country. Use the link below to view the list of speakers, agenda, and other details about the Symposium.

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iASK Helpdesk Virtual Office Hours

Date: Wednesday, March 24

Time: 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

The iASK Center will be holding virtual office hours via Zoom on Wednesday, March 24, 3:00p.m. -5:00p.m. Users can “pop” on line during our online office hours, ask a quick question, and go back to work. Use this Zoom link to stop by: https://psu.zoom.us/j/807398754

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Conference: Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VII

Date: Monday, June 7–Thursday, June 10

Time: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Location: Online (Virtual)

The Statistical Challenge of Modern Astronomy (SCMA) conference series, initiated in 1991 at Penn State, has been the premier forum where astronomers and statisticians discuss advanced methodology to further our understanding of cosmic populations and processes.  The conference has a truly cross-disciplinary approach. The SCMA VII conference will be held in June in a virtual format. Highlighted themes include: Deep Learning neural networks; Bayesian inference computations; analysis of irregular time series; and methodology for the Rubin/LSST sky survey. The SCMA VII conference is being held at a critical moment in time, as efforts to foster astrostatistics are thriving around the world with increasing impact on the future of both fields.

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