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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!).
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.
Carnegie Mellon University's Data Science for Social Good is seeking applications for summer fellows – graduate students and rising 4th years are eligible.
The Public Interest Technology Summer Fellowship is seeking applications from rising 3rd and 4th years from Public Interest Technology member universities (we are one!) interested in getting first hand experience working on technology policy at the federal, state and local level.