CyVerse Seminar and Workshops

The IDI-BD2K project presents a seminar and workshop on CyVerse


“Computational Learning, Thinking, and Doing in 21st Century Biology”

Jason Williams
Assistant Director
External Collaborations Lead, CyVerse EOT
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Day: Dec. 3, 2019
Time: 12:00 -1:00pm
Place: Amphitheater JGD-123
Julio Garcia Diaz Building
Rio Piedras Campus
University of Puerto Rico


DAY 1: General Introduction to CyVerse- Transforming Science through Data-Driven Discovery

Date: Dec. 4, 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Place: Multipurpose Room
Natural Sciences Library

DAY 2: Using and Customizing Reproducible Workflows in CyVerse
CyVerse Workshop :

Date: Dec. 5, 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Place: Multipurpose Room
Natural Sciences Library

Becas para CCOM 3030 y MATE 3026

El Programa Increasing Diversity in Interdisciplinary Big Data to Knowledge (IDI-BD2K) estará otorgando 30 BECAS a estudiantes subgraduados para cursos en verano 2019.

15 becas para CCOM 3030 Introducción a Ciencia de Cómputos en Python
15 becas para MATE 3026 Estadística en R

P R I O R I D A D  A  E S T U D I A N T E S  I N T E R E S A D O S  E N:
❖ Análisis de Big Data o Ciencia de Datos Biomédicos
❖ Tomar curso de Data Science en Agosto 2019
❖ Participar de un programa de verano en el 2020 en alguna de las siguientes instituciones colaboradoras del Programa IDI-BD2K como:

La Universidad de Harvard
La Universidad de Pittsburgh
La Universidad de California Santa Cruz

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Workshop: UCSC Genome Browser – April 12-13

IDI-BD2K is pleased to sponsor a two-day workshop on the UCSC Genome Browser. The workshop is 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM both days. Room-3373 at the Plaza Universitaria Building, Torre Norte, at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus (UPR-RP).


Summer Research Opportunity: IQ BIO REU

The University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras will host a nine week paid research internship for undergraduate students. The NSF-sponsored program offers training and practice for fluency in quantitative skills, data analysis, and bioinformatics and myriad opportunities for career development.

Congratulations to Dr. Juan Ramirez Lugo and our very own Dr. Patricia Ordoñez for obtaining this award.

Seminar: Discovering hidden biological complexity in microbiome data

Dr. Titus Brown from the University of California, Davis will be our guest for Topicos next week and will be sponsored by IDI-BD2K.

He will be presenting his seminar on Tuesday (see flyer). He will be covering topics of biological data analysis, data integration, and data sharing. His lab’s primary interest is in genomic, transcriptomic, and metagenomic sequence analysis. He will be available on Tuesday and Thursday to meet with faculty, postdocs or students. If you would like to meet with him, or know someone that might be interested, please contact me ( or Gustavo Lopez ( to save date/hour for your meeting.


Seminar Tour: Elias Moreno – University of Granada

The IDI-BD2K project is pleased to announce a series of seminars by
Professor Elias Moreno from Universidad de Granada.

The main objective of the visit is to disseminate to various audiences Prof. Moreno’s research on the application of rigorous Decision Theory Analyses in the choice of medical treatments. Also, to reinforce his collaborations with local researchers in statistics.

The main activities will be:

  1. Prof Moreno will deliver two conferences in the the Rio Piedras Campus University of Puerto Rico.
    1. The first will given on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 11:30am, Auditorio Jesús Amaral, Escuela de Arquitectura, and will be a general Motivation and Introduction to the problem.
    2. The second will be given on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 4:00pm in CNL A-211, Natural Sciences, and is a much more technical talk using state of the art methods in Bayesian Model Selection to make specific decisions for different groups eg male-female etc
  2. A third conference will be given on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:00am in the Centro Comprensivo de Cáncer, motivating the students and faculty to use Statistical Decision Analysis in the choice of treatments as it is done in Europe. (Registration)
  3. Throughout the rest of the week, until Friday, February 8, 2019 Professor Moreno will reactivate his joint research projects in Bayesian Statistics with Profs. Luis Pericchi and Maria Eglee Perez, incorporating students of Mathematics and Computer Science. In particular there is interest in evaluating Machine Learning algorithms using rigorous Statistical Science.