Events Archive

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Save the date for the third annual Midwest Big Data Hub All-Hands Meeting on Aug. 21 (9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Salina, Kansas). This meeting will serve as the culmination for the National Science Foundation project dedicated to bringing academics and commercial operators together around the topic of big data for agriculture. Register here

Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 3:30pm

This National Science Foundation-funded workshop takes a Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) focus and aims to bring together a diverse group of participants from academia, government, non-governmental organizations and industry to explore the Mississippi River Watershed (MRW) region as a large interconnected urban and ecological system.

Full details here.

Registration opens June 20.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

The Trusted CI Workshop on Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure provides an opportunity for sharing experiences, recommendations, and available resources for addressing cybersecurity challenges in research computing. Presentations by Trusted CI staff and community members will cover a broad range of cybersecurity topics, including science gateways, transition to practice, cybersecurity program development, workforce development, and community engagement (e.g., via the Trusted CI Fellows program).

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Presenter: Trusted CI team

Title: "The Trusted CI Framework: An Architecture for Cybersecurity Programs"
 

Series schedule

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Cybersecurity TTP workshop is an opportunity for Cybersecurity researchers and practitioners to discuss the needs and gaps we can fill with cybersecurity research, and enjoy co-creation of plans on accelerating this valuable research to practice. Researchers and practitioners in cybersecurity are encouraged to attend. Invitation requests are reviewed and approved by the Cybersecurity TTP Workshop Events Team. Contact us for questions.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Shari Thurow, Omni Marketing Interactive

Title: "Web Analytics Guide for Gateway Websites: Getting Started with Definitions, Goals, and Metrics"
 

Series schedule

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Theme: "Two-Year Colleges and the Foundations for Data Science"

This online meeting will bring together data scientists and educators in academia, government, and industry to discuss: (1) current efforts in developing data science curricula and programs at two-year colleges, (2) opportunities for professional development in data science education, (3) strategies for building partnerships with nearby four-year and Master’s granting institutions, and (4) techniques for understanding the needs of local employers.

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Presenter: Jim Wilgenbusch, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute 

Title: “MSI collaboration with UM Water Resources Center and MN Dept of Health”
 

Webinar series details

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Speaker: Suranjan Panigrahi, Professor – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 8:30am to Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

Registration is now open for the 2019 Midwest Big Data Summer School for early career researchers and practitioners, held at Iowa State University in Ames. Early registration ends March 20. Limited travel support is available.
 

Learn more and register here.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

This initial meeting will explore how to use rapid response data and analysis in partnership with communities and governments to inform efforts on mobility and decreasing poverty.
 

Learn more and register here.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Speaker: Andrew Newsum, Sensor Operations Manager - Indigo Ag

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Speaker: Aaron Berg, Professor - Department of Geology, University of Guelph

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The Midwest Big Data Hub hosts a webinar series during the academic year for student-led Data Science organizations to share and discuss their experiences, activities, structure, and goals, to foster development of a Midwestern data science student groups community. Contact the Hub if you are a student group leader or faculty advisor and would like to participate: info@midwestbigdatahub.org. Webinars are held the last Wednesday of the month at 5:30-6:30 CST / 6:30-7:30 EST.

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Jay Yang, professor and department head of computer engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, will present, "Anticipatory Cyber Defense via Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning and Simulation." Go online for additional details and to register.  

Note: Time listed is Eastern. 

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Gil Shamir, Google AI, will present "Leveraging Information Theory to Practical Machine Learning: Minimum Description Length Regularization for Online Learning." More details are online. This seminar also is available via livestream

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

This day-long event "will showcase the many research efforts and community-based partnerships at U-M that focus on improving humanity by using data for public good". See the schedule and register here.

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Speaker: Nathan Stein, Ag Producer

Drones sales have gone through a rapid growth and have declined in recent years. While their potential early on seemed endless and solutions unlimited, cracks have emerged. In this session we will explore the reality of the drone market, how the do-it-all approach has left the market paralyzed. Further we will discuss how a reboot of the industry will lead to refinement of each tool for purpose driven missions. Most importantly what has been learned about data processing and why limited connectivity is a good thing for Big Data.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 5:00pm

The 3rd annual Phenome 2019 conference represents a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, computational scientists, and  representatives from U.S. federal agencies who come together in a rich and diverse networking environment to foster collaboration, innovation, and the initiation of multi-investigator and multi-institution projects.

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Plant and Animal Genome XXVII Conference (PAG) will be January 12-16 2019. It is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant and animal genome projects. Consisting of technical presentations, poster sessions, exhibits and workshops, the conference is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and applications on this internationally important project.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

The 2018 Digital Agriculture: Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences and Education All Hands meeting will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on September 20th and 21st. Please mark your calendars!

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

At universities and beyond, challenges and opportunities in microbiome research are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse applications. As a result, researchers who work in animal science, biosystems engineering, plant pathology, agronomy, veterinary medicine and similar fields may wish to attend the weekly Metagenomics Mondays summer seminar series at Iowa State University, which runs from June 4 through August 6 from noon to 1 p.m.

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

At universities and beyond, challenges and opportunities in microbiome research are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse applications. As a result, researchers who work in animal science, biosystems engineering, plant pathology, agronomy, veterinary medicine and similar fields may wish to attend the weekly Metagenomics Mondays summer seminar series at Iowa State University, which runs from June 4 through July 30 (except July 2) from noon to 1 p.m.

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

At universities and beyond, challenges and opportunities in microbiome research are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse applications. As a result, researchers who work in animal science, biosystems engineering, plant pathology, agronomy, veterinary medicine and similar fields may wish to attend the weekly Metagenomics Mondays summer seminar series at Iowa State University, which runs from June 4 through July 30 (except July 2) from noon to 1 p.m.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

At universities and beyond, challenges and opportunities in microbiome research are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse applications. As a result, researchers who work in animal science, biosystems engineering, plant pathology, agronomy, veterinary medicine and similar fields may wish to attend the weekly Metagenomics Mondays summer seminar series at Iowa State University, which runs from June 4 through July 30 (except July 2) from noon to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

Save the date!

MBDH is partnering with the National Data Service (NDS) on a mini-conference to be held in July: “Data: Methods, Tools, and Services.” This will bring together cyberinfrastructure providers, experts in data science and computational methods, and domain scientists, to expand access and use of data and resources. The meeting will be held at the Big Ten Center in Rosemont, IL on July 11-12.

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

At universities and beyond, challenges and opportunities in microbiome research are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse applications. As a result, researchers who work in animal science, biosystems engineering, plant pathology, agronomy, veterinary medicine and similar fields may wish to attend the weekly Metagenomics Mondays summer seminar series at Iowa State University, which runs from June 4 through July 30 (except July 2) from noon to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join this webinar (2-3 p.m. Eastern, 1-2 p.m. Central) for an overview of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) new data science funding opportunity, the Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools (FACT) program.The FACT program is a priority area within the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational and Applied Science competitive grants program. The program is looking to catalyze activities that harness big data for synthesizing new knowledge, making predictive decisions, and fostering data-supported innovation in agriculture.  

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

At universities and beyond, challenges and opportunities in microbiome research are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse applications. As a result, researchers who work in animal science, biosystems engineering, plant pathology, agronomy, veterinary medicine and similar fields may wish to attend the weekly Metagenomics Mondays summer seminar series at Iowa State University, which runs from June 4 through August 6 from noon to 1 p.m.

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

At universities and beyond, challenges and opportunities in microbiome research are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse applications. As a result, researchers who work in animal science, biosystems engineering, plant pathology, agronomy, veterinary medicine and similar fields may wish to attend the weekly Metagenomics Mondays summer seminar series at Iowa State University, which runs from June 4 through July 30 (except July 2) from noon to 1 p.m.

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

At universities and beyond, challenges and opportunities in microbiome research are being addressed using novel approaches from diverse applications. As a result, researchers who work in animal science, biosystems engineering, plant pathology, agronomy, veterinary medicine and similar fields may wish to attend the weekly Metagenomics Mondays summer seminar series at Iowa State University, which runs from June 4 through July 30 (except July 2) from noon to 1 p.m.

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Price of AgPixel LLC and Dr. Jianming Yu of Iowa State University will provide a brief description of unmanned aerial systems technologies; examples of the imagery that can be collected; and applications in crop breeding, particularly applications in high-throughput and how they might be used in crop genetics and breeding.

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:30pm

This summer school is designed as an intensive curriculum aimed at helping early career researchers get started in data-driven research. The school will include full-day lectures on various topics, including data acquisition, data preprocessing, exploratory data analysis, descriptive data analysis, data analysis tools and techniques, visualization and communication, ethical issues in data science, reproducibility and repeatability, and understanding of domain/context. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:30pm

The next webinar in our series for data science student groups is coming up soon. The event is open to anyone, but pre-registration is required. An archive of recordings from past events is also available.

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:45am

Noted researcher John Ioannidis of Stanford will be giving multiple livestreamed talks during an upcoming visit to the University of Michigan.

Friday, April 20, 2018 | 11:45am EST | Medical School Grand Rounds
“Reproducible and useful clinical research: mission impossible?”
Livestream: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/hd42696 (Enter as GUEST)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:30pm

Noted researcher John Ioannidis of Stanford will be giving multiple livestreamed talks during an upcoming visit to the University of Michigan.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

The University of North Dakota will host the 2018 UPSiE UAS Data Workshop on April 18 at the University of North Dakota Tech Accelerator, Grand Forks, North Dakota. The workshop includes a poster session, and up to $1,000 in travel funding is available to individuals who present a poster. Travel funding is limited to 30 individuals, and preference will be given to early registrations. Details and registration are available here.

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

The UPSiE (formerly UASPSE) team and the University of North Dakota are hosting a rotating series of webinars called Unmanning Data Mondays: Getting the human out of unmanned aerial systems data. The webinars are hosted in person from institutions involved with UPSiE and the Midwest Data Hub, and will be streamed online.

Webinar Title: Opportunities, Challenges, and Progress in Managing the sUAS/RPAS Data

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The 3rd annual CCUR–BCRF Student Poster Competition will be held in conjunction with the Spring Affiliates Meeting on April 3. All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract related to food, feed or biorenewables. Awards will be given at the end of the meeting to the top three posters in both the undergraduate and graduate student categories. Abstracts are due March 28

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

The Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit 2018 will take place at the University of Illinois’ campus on February 28. The summit brings together close to 100 ag-related companies from across the Midwest including John Deere, Caterpillar, Sygenta, Growmark, Agrible, Farmlogs, and more.

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 1:00pm

The UPSiE (formerly UASPSE) team and the University of North Dakota are hosting a rotating series of webinars called Unmanning Data Mondays: Getting the human out of unmanned aerial systems data. The webinars are hosted in person from institutions involved with UASPSE and the Midwest Data Hub, and will be streamed online.

Webinar Title: What is Precision Agriculture in US Field Crop Production in 2018?
Presenter: John Nowatski, Extension Ag Machine Systems Specialist, North Dakota State University

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:00pm

For more information and to register: https://www.datadrivenag.org/

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 8:00am to Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:45am

The Big Data for Sm(all) Farmers Workshop is a program designed for the exchange information with farmers of small and medium sized operations about current and future big data research, resources, and technologies available for agriculture across all types of enterprises. The workshop includes presentations, panel discussions, and an exchange of ideas with technology leaders, researchers, and other farmers about the specific needs for data and technology in agriculture.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1:30pm to Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

The 2nd annual Phenome 2018 conference will bring together a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, computer scientists, and representatives from U.S. federal agencies in a rich and diverse networking environment to foster collaboration, innovation, and the initiation of multi-investigator and multi-institution projects. Phenome 2018 will also serve as a platform to generate greater understanding about plants and climate change.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:00pm

The UASPSE team (NSF-funded BDSpokes project in Digital Agriculture) is excited to announce our first webinar beginning a monthly webinar series on the analysis of Unmanned Aerial Systems data.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:59pm

Call for Papers

Online abstract submission for the 14th ICPA is now open at https://www.ispag.org/abstracts.

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00am

Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of
the most heated arguments of our time: GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana
farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, the film looks at the polarized debate on GMOs and the fear,
distrust and confusion surrounding the topic. It enlists such experts and icons as Mark Lynas, Alison Van
Eenennaam, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Robert Fraley, Marion Nestle and Bill Nye,

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:00am

The University of North Dakota’s Office of the Vice President for Research, Computational Research Center, University of Minnesota’s Supercomputing Institute (MSI), and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) are partnering with the Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH) to bring together experts from different disciplines on challenges and potential solutions to integrating agricultural data sets.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Midwest Big Data Hackathon is a 2-day non-stop event bringing together the Big Data community from Midwest universities to work on creative ideas around big data applications. Student developers, designers, and data enthusiasts of all kinds can collaborate on exciting projects looking at the opportunities around analytics in the information we access every day. The event will be held at the University of Iowa. The event will be free and open to students working or have interest to work in big data domains (e.g.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

An All-Hands Meeting for the Midwest Big Data Hub Spoke Project “Digital Agriculture - Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Plant Sciences and Education” (UASPSE) will be held in September.  Registration is now available: https://register.extension.iastate.edu/digitalag/

Agenda

Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences/Plant Phenomics, and Education

UASPSE All-Hands Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 8:30am

Iowa State University is hosting the "Digital Agriculture: Data Carpentry Workshop" on September 12-13, 2017.

Data Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation.

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 1:40pm

Please see the description and link below for more information about this vacancy:

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Vacancy Announcement Number:  NIFA-S17N-0029A is open to all U.S. Citizens.  You may use the following link to view/apply for this position:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476161700

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Carolyn J. Lawrence-Dill

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

View the full series.

Series Recordings Available

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Liang Dong

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

View the full series.

Series Recordings Available

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, July 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

Digital Agriculture is one of the four tracks focusing on big data analysis at the Midwest Big Data Summer School. Information about the summer school agenda, registration, and travel support is available at http://mbds.cs.iastate.edu.

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Ted Heindel

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

View the full series.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Dan Nettleton

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

View the full series.

Series Recordings Available

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Baskar Ganapathysubramanian

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

View the full series.

Series Recordings Available

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Ludovico Cademartiri

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

View the full series.

 

Series Recordings Available

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:00am

Presented by Pat Schnable

This seminar is part of the Iowa State University Summer Seminar Series entitled "Plant Phenomics Phridays," (sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute) will run Fridays, June 9-July 28, 2017 from 10-11 AM Central Time.

View the full series.

Series Recordings Available.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:59pm

Download the .pdf file to learn about a Mini-grant funding opportunity in Digital Agriculture, or visit https://www.preaward.cals.iastate.edu/event/mini-grant-funding-opportunity-digital-agriculture.  The proposal deadline is April 10, 2017.