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

MBI Workshop: Control of Cellular and Molecular Systems
Oct. 2-6; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 3rd floor of Jennings Hall

This workshop, hosted by the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, will consider how new mathematical ideas from control theory, stochastic processes, graph theory, information theory, optimization, and dynamical systems will help to answer these and other related questions concerning the interplay between cellular biology and control theory. More

 

Tableau @ OSU: An Introduction (Workshop)
Oct. 2; 3-4 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Join members of the OSU Tableau Users Group to learn how Tableau is used on campus, and to see how to create a simple visualization using Tableau’s intuitive drag and drop interface. With Tableau you can connect to almost any database to rapidly explore, analyze, and process large volumes of data. You can then create a dashboard to share your data with others. Come see how others on campus use Tableau to combine disparate data without writing code, spot trends, create maps, and more. Registration required.

 

Sharing Your Research with Story Maps (Workshop)
Oct. 3; 4-5:30 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Want to make a map that will help you share the stories being uncovered through your research and make them accessible to a broader audience? ArcGIS Story Maps combine maps, data, and multimedia content – text, photos, videos, and audio – to communicate information effectively through interactive and user-friendly web mapping applications. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Sign-up for access to ArcGIS Online using their OSU username and password
  • Explore the Story Maps gallery and learn more about the wide range of web app templates available
  • Build a Story Map to illustrate an example of their use in communicating research topics

Registration required.

 

Big Data & Analytics Association Weekly Meeting
Oct. 3; 7:30-9 p.m.; 031 Hitchcock Hall

Join BDAA for its weekly meeting of members. This week’s guest speakers will be from Caterpillar Inc. RSVP at BDAA’s Facebook page.

 

Data Analytics Lunch and Learn – Caterpillar, Inc.
Oct. 4; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

The Data Analytics major is sponsoring a monthly series of Lunch and Learn events for undergraduate and graduate students that cover a broad range of interesting and engaging topics related to big data, data science, and data analytics. October’s event will be sponsored by Caterpillar Inc. Representatives from Caterpillar will discuss the interesting and unique ways they are using data to inform their business decisions. Registration required.

 

Data Analytics Major Information Session
Oct. 5; 1-2 p.m.; 212 Cockins Hall

Current OSU students interested in changing their major to Data Analytics can attend an information session to learn more about what data analytics is, the major curriculum, and the admissions requirements. Registration required.

 

Workshop: Creating Data Management Plans with the DMPTool
Oct. 5; 2-3 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Many funding agencies now require the submission of a data management plan with a research grant proposal. This session will discuss the information that researchers should include in their data management plans. Participants will also learn strategies for creating data management plans with the online DMPTool, which walks users through a funding agency’s specific requirements and expectations. Join Sharon Sadvari and Amanda Rinehart, University Libraries Data Management Services, for this hands-on workshop. Registration required.

 

Cybersecurity Days: System Security Training Course
Oct. 9; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Ohio Union

Cybersecurity Days provide meaningful training and resources to the university IT community, while also establishing ways to collaborate, build relationships, and educate each other. The System Security Training Course will focus specifically on Red Hat Linux System Hardening and cover easy and practical steps you can take to make your system significantly more resilient to attacks without being a pain to manage and use. Learn more and register.

 

Teradata and Cisco
Oct. 9; 7-8 p.m.; Caldwell 120

Hear from representatives of Teradata and Cisco, whose teams will give an overview of the dataset that hackers will use to complete their Smart Cities HackOHI/O challenge. More

 

MBI Seminar: Graham Donovan
Oct. 10; 10:20-11:10 a.m.; 355 Jennings Hall

The Mathematical Biosciences Institute will host Graham Donovan (Mathematics, University of Auckland) as part of its ongoing seminar series. More

 

Lecture by Richard Hipp, Creator of SQLite
Oct. 10; 4-5 p.m.; 131 Hitchcock Hall

Brush up on your database skills with a unique lecture given by the creator of SQLite. Shipping on most computer systems, as well as iOS and Android, SQLite has over 2B installations, making it one of the most installed database systems available. More

 

Intro to Neuroimaging Centers, Resources and Data Analysis
Oct. 10, 10-11:30 a.m., Wright Center for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging, Martha Morehouse Pavilion, Room 1204, 2050 Kenny Road (Concourse Building)

A special introduction to Ohio State’s neuroimaging cores in Medicine and Arts and Sciences, and an overview of the courses and workshops for imaging tools, data management and research methodologies. Space is limited to the first 35 attendees. Register

 

Big Data & Analytics Association Weekly Meeting
Oct. 10; 7:30-9 p.m.; 031 Hitchcock Hall

Join BDAA for its weekly meeting of members. This week’s guest speakers will be from the company Lubrizol. RSVP at BDAA’s Facebook page.

 

Research Metrics for Research Impact Workshop
Oct. 11; 2-3 p.m.; Health Sciences Library, 460B Prior Hall

Faculty often have to include data and metrics that describe the quality of their research, such as impact factors or h-index. This workshop will cover the basics of these and other metrics along with sources that calculate them, and discuss ways to use them wisely. The event is open to faculty and staff, but registration is required as space is limited. Register

 

On the Rails: A Data Visualization Approach to 20th Century Dance Touring (Lecture)
Oct. 11; 12-1:30 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

TDAI affiliate Harmony Bench is associate professor in the Department of Dance. This presentation asks what part transportation infrastructures have played in determining where touring dance artists travel and thus what audiences they are able to reach. In particular, Bench focuses on changes in the U.S. transportation landscape during the first half of the 20th century. She tracks the decline of train travel as automobiles and airplanes surpassed railroads, and offer some initial thoughts toward the impact these changes would have had on audience access. This presentation represents a digital humanities take on dance studies and crafts a critical mixed-methods approach from such techniques as data analysis and digital mapping in conjunction with archival research to ask the question, how does dance travel? Registration required.

 

Professor Harvey Miller
Oct. 16; 7:30-9 p.m.; Dreese Labs 480

Hear from Ohio State professor, TDAI affiliate, and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, Harvey Miller. The center offers a wide range of support services for research that applies to urban and metropolitan areas, rural areas, and broader regional issues. Some of their services include GIS data processing, spatial analysis, and cartographic services. More

 

MBI Seminar: Marty Golubitsky
Oct. 17; 10:20-11:10 a.m.; 355 Jennings Hall

The Mathematical Biosciences Institute will host Marty Golubitsky (Mathematics, Ohio State University) as part of its ongoing seminar series. More

 

Research EXPO
Oct. 17; 12-2 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Fifty exhibitors – research centers, institutes, core laboratories, community partners, and campus vendors – will be on hand to help researchers navigate your way through Ohio State’s research enterprise. Network with fellow researchers and find collaborators for future endeavors. Demonstrations and short talks will be offered to help attendees learn how to find funding, build a data management plan, use the Buck-IRB system and PI Portal, engage with iThenticate, and more. *Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for early career investigators. More

 

Big Data & Analytics Association Weekly Meeting
Oct. 17; 7:30-9 p.m.; 035 Hitchcock Hall

Join BDAA for its weekly meeting of members. RSVP at BDAA’s Facebook page.

 

Visualization
Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 331 Sullivant Hall

The Advanced Computer Center for the Arts and Design will share visualization projects that have been created by the center’s faculty, staff and students as a result of collaborative partnerships and individual creative research.

 

Imaging and Data Analytics Roundtable
Oct. 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Psychology Building, Room 219

An overview of current neuroimaging data analytics capabilities at Ohio State, and a roundtable discussion on imaging data needs, including integrating multi-modal imaging data, data management, and comprehensive datasets.  Register

 

Speaker: Budhendra Bhaduri
Oct. 19; 12-1 p.m.; 1080 Derby Hall

The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis is hosting a lecture by Dr. Budhendra Bhaduri, a Corporate Research Fellow and leader of the Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He is the founding director of the Urban Dynamics Institute at ORNL. His research interests and experience include novel implementation of geospatial science and technology in sustainable development research, including population dynamics, urbanization and watershed impacts, energy resource assessment, and disaster management. More

GIS for Research I: An Introduction to GIS Concepts and Data (Workshop)
Oct. 19; 3-4:30 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Geographic Information Systems can be a powerful research tool for solving problems in and across a wide range of disciplines. If your research question has a geographic component, GIS data and tools can be integral to informing your analysis and communicating spatial patterns to your audience. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Be introduced to key concepts for using GIS in research
  • Learn more about common GIS data formats
  • Explore OSU Libraries’ and public databases where GIS data can be retrieved

Registration required.

 

Data Analytics Undergraduate Student Mixer
Oct. 19; 5-6:30 p.m.; 724 Math Tower

The Big Data & Analytics Association is sponsoring a mixer for students in the Data Analytics major. All Data Analytics majors and pre-majors are welcome to attend to mingle, network, and learn more about the DA major from those who know it best. Registration is not required. More

 

Data Analytics Major Information Session
Oct. 20; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; 212 Cockins Hall

Current OSU undergraduate students interested in changing their major to Data Analytics can attend an information session to learn more about what data analytics is, the major curriculum, and the admissions requirements. Registration required.

 

OHI/O Hackathon
Oct. 21-22; all day; Ohio Union

Join HackOHI/O— Ohio State’s largest hackathon—for a weekend of building and creating real projects with awesome people. More than 750 undergraduate and graduate students will design, build, and demonstrate projects to a live audience of students, faculty, and representatives from tech companies. HackOHI/O is hosted by OHI/O, a student-led organization that aims to build and foster the tech community at Ohio State. More

 

Ag Tech Zone at OHI/O
Oct. 21-22; All Day; Ohio Union

The AgTech Zone at HackOHI/O will help foster innovative work in an agriculture sector that is growing in research, employment opportunities, and need for innovation. This includes affordable and sustainable solutions, hi-tech and automated systems, and big-picture data and distribution networks. It will feature space for AgTech-focused projects and hands-on learning, including 3D printers for prototyping, Solidworks and AutoCAD software troubleshooting, Aquaponic and Hydroponic system demonstrations, mentoring from local experts, and more.

 

Workshop: Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research
Oct. 24; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. This workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science, will cover 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 will include:

  • Project documentation
  • Version control
  • Pre-analysis plans
  • Using open source tools like the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Framework to easily implement these concepts in a scientific workflow

This workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdocs across disciplines who are engaged in quantitative research. The workshop does not require any specialized knowledge of programming. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop in order to fully participate. Registration required.

 

Roundtable Discussion: Careers in Data Analytics
Oct. 24; 5:45-7 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Join the Translational Data Analytics Institute and BDAA to explore the range of careers available in data science and analytics. The panel will feature professionals from local organizations working in healthcare analytics (CoverMyMeds), cybersecurity (Ohio State’s Office of the Chief Information Officer), retail analytics (ICC), and data consulting (PwC). Pizza and beverages will be provided. Attendance is limited to the first 70 students to sign up.  Sign up now

 

Big Data & Analytics Association Weekly Meeting
Oct. 24; 7:30-9 p.m.; 031 Hitchcock Hall

Join BDAA for its weekly meeting of members. This week’s guest speakers will be from the company Infoverity. RSVP at BDAA’s Facebook page.

 

Research Insight: Using Academic Analytics to Identify Experts and Search for Funding Opportunities
Oct. 25; 9-10:30 a.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Join OSU’s Institutional Research & Planning and Academic Analytics staff for insights into using the Academic Analytics database to search for faculty experts and to find funding opportunities. For faculty and staff at Ohio State. Registration required.

 

Academic Analytics: Update, Portal 2, and Q&A
Oct. 25; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Join OSU’s Institutional Research & Planning and Academic Analytics staff for an overview of the latest version of the Academic Analytics database.  For faculty and staff at Ohio State. Registration required.

 

Using Academic Analytics to Identify Faculty Award Opportunities
Oct. 25; 1-2:30 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Join OSU’s Institutional Research & Planning and Academic Analytics staff for insights into using the Academic Analytics database to identify faculty award opportunities. For faculty and staff at Ohio State. Registration required.

 

Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization 
Oct. 25; 3-4 p.m.; Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Data visualization (or data viz for short) has rapidly developed into a huge area of interest for a broad group of users including researchers, businesses, and anyone looking to effectively communicate a large amount of information to a specific audience. If you have a research question that utilizes data, data visualization and its associated tools can help you analyze and make sense of the information you have gathered.

In this workshop, faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from all disciplines will learn about types of data visualizations and reasons for using specific types, explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields, and learn about the visualization support that Ohio State Libraries offers. Register

 

MBI Seminar: Ben Fogelson
Oct. 26; 10:20-11:10 a.m.; 355 Jennings Hall

The Mathematical Biosciences Institute will host Ben Fogelson (Mathematics, University of Utah) as part of its ongoing seminar series. More

 

MBI Seminar: Leo Girardin
Oct. 27; 10:20-11:10 a.m.; 355 Jennings Hall

The Mathematical Biosciences Institute will host Leo Girardin (Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie) as part of its ongoing seminar series. More

 

Big Data at OSC
Oct. 26; 1-4 p.m.; Ohio Supercomputer Center, 1224 Kinnear Road

This workshop will begin with a presentation on introduction to big data and discuss data analytics capabilities at the Ohio Supercomputer Center. The workshop focuses on running Hadoop and Spark jobs using OSC resources. Attendees will have an opportunity to try and experience running these software packages at OSC clusters. Open to anyone, but registration is required. Register

 

TDAI/FFH Roundtable: Developing a Collaborative Roadmap
Oct. 27; 2-4 p.m.; 352 Research Commons

As the NIH continues to make significant investments in the field of metabolomics, the “Big Data” nature of metabolomics research continues to grow. Join TDAI and Foods for Health for a roundtable discussion about what is needed at Ohio State to foster continued growth of metabolomics (e.g., integration of data for multi-omics research; integration of big data sets for NMR and MS analysis; data visualization and analysis). No registration required.

 

MBI Workshop: Control of Disease: Personalized Medicine Across Heterogeneous Populations
Oct. 30-Nov. 3; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 3rd floor of Jennings Hall

This workshop, hosted by the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, will consider how to account for the individual variability across the patient population and adapt medical treatments to individual patients, via interdisciplinary cooperation between mathematicians, statisticians and clinicians under the premises that the medical problem has absolute priority. More

 

Big Data & Analytics Association Weekly Meeting
Oct. 31; 7:30-9 p.m.; 035 Hitchcock Hall

Join BDAA for its weekly meeting of members. RSVP at BDAA’s Facebook page.