National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
July 7–11, 2014
Research into the complex problems of human–environment interactions requires managing, analyzing, and visualizing large and/or diverse data sets. In addition, performing these tasks is increasingly a team effort, requiring collaborative work in virtual environments.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), funded by a National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maryland, invites applications from small teams of researchers for a one-week Computational Summer Institute on conducting data-driven, socio-environmental synthesis research. The workshop will offer participants hands-on training in managing the lifecycle of their data and code with a focus on using open source tools, including R. Topics will include, but are not limited to:
- best practices and techniques for collaborative code development;
- developing and testing code for data management, modeling, and analysis; and
- visualizing and disseminating results.
Small teams (2–4 individuals) of researchers. Teams may include graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and/or non-academic scientists working on any aspect of human-environment interactions. If members of a research group have multiple data-oriented projects they work on, the group should select one of the projects to jointly work on as a team during the institute.
Each participant must provide their own laptop, and teams should bring their own data from a current research project they work on together.
For complete details and instructions on how to apply, visit: www.sesync.org/opportunities/computational-institute-2014
Applications are due by April 30 at 5 pm Eastern Time. Enrollment is limited.