Spring 2020 Workshops, Census ACS 5 Year Data, Spring StatLab Office hours, Data Science Summer Fellowships, Postdoc Opportunity
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Spring 2020 Workshops!

The spring semester has begun, which means we have another round of workshops on the schedule. This spring, we're excited to be collaborating with our Research Computing colleagues to offer a wider range of data and computational workshop series. Coming up we have series on

  • Getting started with R, Statistics with R, and R for Big data/computation
  • Getting started with Python, Mastering Matlab, and Image Processing
  • Using Rivanna/HPC, Computational workflow tools, and much more!

Find the full schedule and register here.

Workshops are free and all are welcome! Be sure to check out additional workshops and training offered by the Scholars' Lab and our colleagues in the Health Sciences Library Data Services.

Census ACS 5 year 2014-2018 data released! 

Get your updated Charlottesville census data! The U. S. Census released the American Community Survey 5-year 2014-2018 estimates last month. Explore data at levels of geography like census tracts and block groups for the US and locally. UVA users can quickly download tables with Social Explorer as well. Have Census questions? Contact

Spring StatLab Office hours

StatLab is hosting open office hours this spring beginning January 23rd . Drop in to talk to us about data analysis and statistical computation – Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 153 (note the new, convenient location on the main floor of the library!).

  • Thursdays 10:00-12:00
  • Thursdays 2:00-4:00
  • Fridays 10:00-12:00
Or email us at to set up an appointment. Visit our webpage to learn more.
Postdoc Opportunity

We're working with the Global Policy Center in the Batten School on a new project on predictive analytics with a focus on humanitarian crises. In partnership with the School of Data Science, we have a postdoc position currently available. You can find more information here. If this sounds like work you or someone you know would be interested in, please share this opportunity!

Data Science Summer Fellowships

Multiple summer programs in data science for good are currently recruiting. These are fantastic opportunities to learn more while contributing to projects oriented towards larger societal benefits! All have deadlines at the end of January.

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