Monday, April 28, 2014

Computational Summer Institute 2014: Apply Now

Computational Summer Institute 2014
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
Annapolis, Maryland
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.
SESYNC will cover eligible travel expenses, such as airfare and accommodations, for all participants.

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.

More Information
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Applications are due by April 30 at 5 pm Eastern Time. Enrollment is limited.