Iowa Social Science Research Center

ISRC to host Data Science Institute Jan. 9-13

Big data illustration. "Big Data" refers to a technology phenomenon that has arisen since the mid-1980s.

The University of Iowa, a pioneer in informatics research will host a data science institute featuring a number of mini-classes the week of Jan. 9-13, 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 2017 include introductions to the Python and R programming languages, geospatial analysis and geovisualization, computational text analysis and network analysis. Faculty from UI3, computer science, management science and social science will teach the courses in the new Informatics space in the College of Public Health Building on campus. For more information, visit

Registration is available at

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.

The full schedule is available at