Iowa Social Science Research Center

ISRC hosting Data Science Institute June 5-9

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The University of Iowa, a pioneer in informatics research, will host a data science institute featuring a number of mini-classes June 5-9, 2017. The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) and the Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3). The institute will teach participants about the basic building blocks of coding as applied in the fields of the biological, physical, social sciences and digital humanities. We welcome faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students interested in building new skills in informatics.

The topics for June 2017 include introductions to the Python and R programming languages, geospatial analysis and geovisualization, social media analytics and network analysis. Faculty from UI3, the College of Education, the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences and the Department of Biostatistics will teach the courses in Ellig Auditorium (N120) in the College of Public Health Building.

Each course will involve a three-hour morning session focused on presenting the material and a two-hour afternoon session that will feature TA support and focus on more interactive, participant-driven questions and applications.

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Register for the June Data Science Institute here. There are no fees associated with the institute. You can register for all the sessions or individual sessions. The number of seats per session is limited to 40. There will be a waitlist accessed through the registration survey after the quota is filled for each session.

Contact Fred Boehmke at with questions.