Seminar: “This is how it sounds like when doves cry … and coquies sing and monkeys howl and warblers tweet and …”

The IDI-BD2K program is pleased to present a seminar.

“This is how it sounds like when doves cry … and coquies sing and monkeys howl and warblers tweet and …”

by

Carlos Corrada, PhD
Professor
Department of Computer Science
Rio Piedras Campus
University of Puerto Rico

Wednesday, August 29
11:30 AM – 12:50 PM

NCL A-229
New Natural Sciences Building
Rio Piedras

Flyer for seminar.

Workshop: Design Thinking. August 13-16, 2018.

INCREASING DIVERSITY IN INTERDISCIPLINARY BIG DATA TO KNOWLEDGE PROGRAM PRESENTS:

THINKING LIKE A DESIGNER

4-DAY WORKSHOP

AUGUST 13TH-16TH, 2018

8:30AM-4:00PM

UPR RÍO PIEDRAS
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE ROOM A 143

This 4-day workshop will introduce students to the design thinking process through a series of hands-on collaborative activities combined with theoretical and practical lectures. Students will focus on a design challenge of their choosing and ground their process in a human need. By utilizing creative problem solving techniques, students will seek to understand the problem from the user’s perspective, generate ideas, make their ideas tangible, and gather actionable feedback. Collaboration as well as communicating their ideas and crafting a compelling narrative will be a consistent thread throughout the workshop.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
(787) 764-0000; EXT. 88179 OR MARIMAR.VELAZQUEZ1@UPR.EDU REGISTER AT https://tinyurl.com/idi-bd2k2018

Data Carpentry Genomics workshop August 17-18, 2018

South Big Data Hub/DataUP/Georgia Tech are sponsoring a Data Carpentry Genomics workshop with IDI-BD2K in Rio Piedras August 17-18, 2018.

Genomics Project Organization

  • Data tidiness
  • Planning NGS Projects
  • Examining Data on NCBI SRA database

The Unix Shell

  • Files and directories
  • Pipes and redirection
  • Creating and running shell scripts
  • Organizing bioinformatics projects

Wrangling Genomics Data

  • Assessing Read Quality
  • Trimming and Filtering Reads
  • Variant Calling
  • Automation

Cloud computing

  • What is the cloud
  • Logging into the cloud
  • Setting up your environment
  • Moving data and results to and from the cloud

See the course page for details and registration:

https://idi-bd2k.github.io/2018-08-17-puertorico-genomics/

Meshing with Data Hackathon

The Meshing with Data Hackathon is June 29 – July 1, 2018 in Engine 4, Bayamón, Puerto Rico. IDI-BD2K co-sponsored the event, which seeks to develop innovative solutions to help address public health and safety issues during and after a catastrophic event such as the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico.

2020/05/08 update:

Patti found two attendee reports:

Participants gathering at Engine 4 for the Meshing with Data Hackathon.

Anuncio de Curso de “Big Data” (MATE 4995, Sección 012)

Universidad de Puerto Rico

Recinto de Rio Piedras

Semestre: primer semestre 2018-2019

Codificación: MATE 4995 Sección 012

Título del curso- Análisis de datos masivos en aplicaciones biomédicas I (BBD1)

Profesora-  Dra.  Maria E. Perez

Requisitos-  MATE 3026 o equivalente y CCOM 3030 o permiso de la profesora.

Este curso busca preparar al estudiante para dos objetivos fundamentales:

  1. Poder trabajar con grandes cantidades de datos.  Algo esencial en futuros aspectos de todo tipo de investigación.
  2. Poder participar en el proyecto de IDI-BD2K el próximo verano con experiencias de investigación en los Centro de Excelencia de BD2K en las universidades de Harvard, Pittsburgh y la Univ. de California, Santa Cruz.

Estudiantes de cualquier bachillerato de Ciencias Naturales pueden matricularse.

Mas información sobre el proyecto IDI-BD2K

Hoy como nunca antes la investigación  biomédica está generando cantidades masivas de datos, cuyo análisis e interpretación tiene el potencial de producir dramáticos avances en nuestro conocimiento sobre la salud humana y sobre nuestra calidad de vida. El análisis de estos conjuntos masivos de datos (“Big Data”) requiere técnicas que combinan conocimientos en Biología, Química, Estadística, Ciencias  de Cómputo y otras áreas.

El proyecto IDI-BD2K estará ofreciendo el curso MATE 4995 Sección 23 – Análisis de datos masivos en aplicaciones biomédicas I (BBD1) en otoño 2017. En este curso podrás aprender cómo encontrar grupos de genes sobreexpresados en una condición, como el cáncer. Puedes aprender a crear e interpretar modelos lineales que describen la respuesta a un tratamiento. Verán cómo manejar conjuntos masivos de datos genómicos y analizarlos.

Estudiantes que completen este curso y su continuación BBD2 calificarán para ir a un internado en alguno de los Centros de Excelencia de BD2K como Harvard, University of California Santa Cruz, y Pittsburgh.

Para información adicional puedes comunicarte con la Dra. Perez:  maria.perez34@upr.edu

Si aun no estas preparado para tomar BBD1 y 2, asegurate que estas tomando los cursos sugeridos por los Centros de Excelencia BD2K para tu concentración consultando la tabla a continuación:

A Multiplexed Strategy for Regulatory Genome Analysis

The IDI-BD2K project is pleased to announce two events with Dr. Andy Cameron, Caltech.

A seminar Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM in JGD-123, Julio Garcia Diaz Building, Rio Piedras Campus, University of Puerto Rico.

A conversation with students Wednesday February 21, 2018 at 11:30 AM Room A-231, College of Natural Sciences, Rio Piedras Campus, University of Puerto Rico.

Diversity in Data and Computer Science

Diversity flyerA conversation with David Boone, PhD, Assistant Professor of the University of Pittsburgh where he will introduce STUDENT AND FACULTY INTERNSHIPS in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at his university through the Increasing Diversity in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge (IDI-BD2K) Program of the UPRRP. A brief overview of the IDI-BD2K DATA SCIENCE PROGRAM will be given. Finally, he will engage in fish bowl conversation with Dr. Patricia Ordóñez, Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science, and the audience to talk about his career path and DIVERSITY IN DATA AND COMPUTER SCIENCE. Topics will include the Imposter Syndrome, Unconscious bias, and Stereotype Threat.

Fellowship opportunity for recent graduates

The Opportunity:

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is offering an exciting fellowship opportunity in data science for recent undergraduate or graduate students (Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate) who are interested in acquiring a unique training experience involving rotations throughout the Institute to either intramural or extramural programs engaged in data-intensive science.  The rotations will provide a broad overview of the data-intensive science that NIAID supports and train fellows through hands-on experience in how to apply and manage big data, bioinformatic strategies, computational platforms and tool development towards the study of infectious, immunological, and allergic diseases.  The application deadline is October 2nd.

If you know of anyone who may be interested, please feel free to share this opportunity with them.

Please see the link below for additional information on how to apply:

https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3600