Workshop: mRNAseq on non-model organisms

The Increasing Diversity in Interdisciplinary Big Data to Knowledge (IDI-Bd2K) project is pleased to announce a workshop on the analysis of mRNAseq data from non-model organisms. The workshop will be held Friday August 19 and Saturday August 20, 2016 in the Computer Science Department of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.

The instructor will be Dr. C. Titus Brown, an Associate Professor from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Brown is a lead developer of the khmer software for processing next-generation sequencing data.

To register for the workshop, please fill in our online registration. Spaces are limited.

Pre-registration and mentoring meeting May 11, 2016

Pre-registration for August starts this week, we’d like to make sure all the BD2K students are enrolled in the courses they need to compete for the internship opportunities.

BD2K students please come to the meeting in room C-356, Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 12:50 PM.

Bring a list of courses you have completed. The table of suggested courses is available online:

Get ready for IDI-BD2K

Workshop: Big Data Causal Discovery

The Increasing Diversity in Interdisciplinary Big Data to Knowledge (IDI-BD2K) Program at the University of Puerto Rico is pleased to announce a workshop on Big Data causal discovery.

Wednesday Feb 17, 2016

A.   Introduction. Presentations from the Center for Causal Discovery of the University of Pittsburgh and from the UPR IDI-BD2K participant faculty. Dr. Gregory Cooper and Dr. Richard Scheines from the University of Pittsburgh and several faculty members from UPR (and other participating institutions) will briefly present their ongoing projects.  These presentations are aimed at introducing students and faculty to Big Data Projects in Causal Discovery as applied to biomedical problems and at establishing collaborations between the BD2K participants and U. Pittsburgh

Wed 17 Feb, 2016
8:30 – 11:00 am

NCN A-211
Natural Sciences
Rio Piedras Campus
University of Puerto Rico

B. STUDENT RECRUITMENT for Big Data Summer Research Experiences. Drs Joseph Ayoob and David Boone will be presenting information on opportunities for training of students in Big Data, particularly in summer programs for undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh.

Wed Feb 17, 2016
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Natural Sciences
Rio Piedras Campus
University of Puerto Rico


Causal Discovery from Biomedical Data
Dr. Richard Scheines
University of Pittsburgh

Limited to 30 participants.  Those interested must register by writing to:

Wed February 17,  2016
1:00-3:00 pm

Julio Garcia Diaz building, room 123
Rio Piedras Campus
University of Puerto Rico

Get ready for IDI-BD2K

We were awarded the IDI-BD2K grant, and are getting ready to select students for next year. If you want to participate, try to select the courses you need to get up to speed during pre-registration.

Here’s a copy of the table showing the courses we want you to have. If you have questions, speak to one of the participating researchers.