The University of Utah is excited to unveil the One Utah Data Science Hub, a university-wide effort designed to enhance research, training, and infrastructure focused on data science. In line with One Utah goals, the Hub unites expertise from across campus to create new connections, teams, and synergies.
The Hub will initially host two new initiatives to accelerate data science research:
- The Data Exploration and Learning for Precision Health Intelligence (DELPHI) Initiative aims to drive innovation in health and medicine by expanding data science expertise and accelerating scientific discovery. DELPHI is led by two Faculty Directors, Dr. Aaron Quinlan and Dr. James Hotaling. For more information on DELPHI, please visit our website or click here for a downloadable PDF flyer.
- The Data Science and Ethics of Technology (DATASET) Initiative aims to engage foundational questions about the role of data in society, including scholarship that advances storage capability and function, enhances visualization and analysis, critically investigates the logic and ethics of data tools, and develops policy and legal guidelines for meaningful data use. DATASET is led by two Faculty Directors, Dr. Olivia Sheng and Dr. Manish Parashar. For more information on DATASET, please visit our website or click here for a downloadable PDF flyer.
Seed Grant Program
To support these initiatives, the One Utah Data Science Hub is also announcing a Data Science Seed Grant Program. Researchers can request up to $50,000 in seed grant funding to develop pilot data and/or resources with the potential to impact data-centric activities and generate successful external funding applications. Applications will be due by 11:59pm (MST) on Monday, November 7th, 2022. Full program and eligibility details are published in this downloadable RFA and on the InfoReady Application Portal.
Faculty interested in learning more about the Data Science Seed Grant Program are invited to attend an online information session. At these sessions, Faculty Directors will discuss the seed grant program guidelines and provide space for concept-sharing and proposal matchmaking.
- Wednesday, September 21, 2022 |1:30pm – 2:30pm Join Zoom Meeting: https://utah.zoom.us/j/94169195190 Meeting ID: 941 6919 5190 Passcode: 385334
- Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 9:30am – 10:30am Join Zoom Meeting: https://utah.zoom.us/j/91534556168 Meeting ID: 915 3455 6168 Passcode: 431978
Carpentries Data Science Workshop: Intro to UNIX, Git and Python Programming
As an effort to expand data science education, a two-day in person Intro to UNIX, Git and Python Programming workshop will be held on October 11 and October 12 and is open to grad students, postdocs, staff, and faculty with priority given to individuals with no prior experience. This is the first of multiple forthcoming workshops with a future focus on, as examples, R programming and fundamentals of data science.
Dates: October 11, 12; ~9am-5pm Location: Eccles Health Science Education Building Curriculum: https://software-carpentry.org/lessons/ Registration: https://bit.ly/3L1WnFS Cost: $100; payment will be coordinated through Chartfields