Faculty CAN (Coffee & Networking): BIG DATA, Machine Learning, and Frontiers of Data Science

 

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Abstract networks of coffee cups. Original image here.

TODAY at noon in Phillips 411. CCAS Faculty CAN (Coffee And Networking) event of interest to digital humanists!

Faculty Coffee and Networking (Faculty CAN)

Title: Big Data, Machine Learning, and Frontiers of  Data Science
Date / Time: Wednesday, November 16, 12 – 1pm
Location: Phillips 411
Sign Up: Registration site (optional but encouraged)

Event Description: The explosion of data is rapidly changing our everyday life and is impacting every aspect of our society, including higher education. This leads to a great deal of needs for university faculty to work together to explore fresh ideas, to develop new tools to understand big data, and to produce the next generation of workforce for the society.  Over the past several years, our colleagues have already worked together to obtain fruitful results, including the creation of the Data MASTER Program, the new Master of Data Science Program, as well as several university seminars related to data-driven computation.  With that, we would like to invite you for a gathering so we can learn each other’s interests in this direction and explore collaborative opportunities.

“Sonnets Remixed” now exists in print

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Announcement: The born-digital artistic and literary compilation Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed (previously discussed on this very blog) now exists in print! D Gilson, now an alumnus of The George Washington University, was its editor, and the collection includes contributions by GW faculty and gradute students. You can read the entire collection online at Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies or purchase a hard copy of the collection at Parlor Press.

Jump-start DH grants via “Resilient Networks” (apply by Friday October 14)

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Digital humanists participating in a library workshop [image originally posted here].

As previously announced on this blog, GW has been awarded a substantial Andrew W. Mellon grant to support “Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities.” Competitive jump-start grants of $5000 are now being offered to member-institution faculty pursuing digital humanities projects!

Read more about the scale and scope of the Mellon grant here. If you wish to apply for one of these jump-start grants, visit the official link and online application at the GW Libraries site.

Open Access in the Disciplines: A Conversation on October 6th

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Open Access in the Disciplines: A Conversation

October 6th, 12:00-1:30 pm (Gelman Library, Room 702): Learn how faculty from the sciences and humanities have opened their scholarship to the public, and the challenges and benefits they have encountered in the process. Panelists include Paul Brindley (microbiology), Lorena Barba (aerospace engineering), Ami Zota (occupational health), Alexa Huang (English).