Data Science Tools & Methods Workshop

  • July 11–12, 2018
  • Big Ten Conference Center, Rosemont, IL

The National Data Service and the Midwest Big Data Hub are sponsoring the Data Science Tools & Methods Workshop, July 11–12, 2018, at the Big Ten Conference Center in Rosemont, IL.

Registration is now open!

  • Identify cross disciplinary data science tools and methods, as well as the application of data management and analytics tools, to address research challenges.
  • Expand knowledge and access to data tools, methods, and services.
  • Seed/foster cross-disciplinary collaborations around cyberinfrastructure R+D and domain applications.
  • Demos will be focused on the use of tools.
8:30 am
9:00 am
Opening Session: Welcome and Context — Melissa Cragin and Christine Kirkpatrick
9:15 am
Tools and Platforms for Data Science
3-4 talks and discussion
10:30 am
11:00 am
Graph Analytics Panel and Discussion
12:15 pm
Lunch/Birds of a Feather
1:15 pm
Pilot and Synergistic Project Updates; Demos
  • Data Tools, Methods and Services in Action
  • Lightning Round of Projects Employing Tools and Methods
  • Brief Q&A
2:00 pm
HPC, Machine Learning, and Cyberinfrastructure: Challenges at the Intersection (Machine Learning, Deep Learning)
talk and discussion
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Connecting with the Libraries: Engaging across the Data Ecosystem
3-4 talks and discussion
4:30 pm
Report outs, themes emerged for day
5:00 pm
8:00 am
Breakfast / Registration / Networking
9:00 am
Welcome back / Check-in and questions from the previous day — Melissa Cragin
9:15 am
Enabling Discovery through Data Stewardship
3-4 talks and discussion
10:30 am
10:45 am
Looking Down (Earth Science Image Data)
4 talks and discussion
Next Step Planning (summing up of assignments if applicable, such as forming interest or working groups, collaboration forming) — moderator

Closing / MBDH Events Preview — Melissa Cragin
12:30 pm
Adjourn (box lunches available)

Registration is now open!

Registration to the meeting includes a non-refundable $75 fee for attendees, except for students and "waiver" guests, who may receive a registration fee waiver code from the organizers. Please contact Alice at if you have any questions, or would like to apply for a registration fee waiver (eligibility is based on NSF criteria and considered on an individual basis by the organizers).

Big Ten Conference Center

The workshop will be held at the:

Big Ten Conference Center
5440 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018

The recommended airport is Chicago O'Hare International (ORD).

The recommended hotels to stay for the workshop are:

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Aloft Chicago O'Hare Aloft Chicago O'Hare
9700 Balmoral Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

Shuttle buses are available every half hour to and from O'hare airport.