2019 Midwest Big Data Summer School

May 20, 2019

Building on the inaugural 2016, 2017, and 2018 editions, the 2019 edition has started. This edition will be held from May 20-23, 2019 in Ames, Iowa.

2019 Midwest Big Data Summer School

The 2019 edition is sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub, the ISU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Syngenta, Corteva, the ISU Department of Computer Science and Statistics, and the ISU Data Science program.

Like previous editions, the summer school consists of a series of tutorials on the beginning and intermediate Data Science topics. The majority of these tutorials include hands-on activities.

The summer school also features the following invited speakers and more.

  • Rajesh Parekh, Engineering Director, Google
  • Julia Wolfe, Visual journalist, FiveThirtyEight
  • Thomas Zimmermann, Researcher, Microsoft Research
  • Srinivas Sridharan, Data Scientist, Corteva
  • Adam Hecktman, Director of Technology & Civic Innovation Chicago, Microsoft

This year, the summer school includes six parallel tracks that dig deeper into:

  • Foundations of data science
  • Big Data applications
  • Data Science in Digital agriculture
  • Software Analytics
  • Data Science for Public Good
  • Past, Present, and Future of SAS

An overview of the program this year can be found here.