Adventures in data analysis with ISTeC

istec-data595ISTeC, the Information Science and Technology Center at CSU, invites the campus community to spend the afternoon of Dec. 5 catching up on recent advances in analytical techniques regarding big data, network data and structurally complex data. The ISTeC Data Analysis Symposium starts at 11 a.m. with a buffet lunch in the Morgan Library Event Hall. After welcoming remarks by ISTeC Director Edwin Chong, Hari Iyer of the National Institutes of Standards Technology will deliver the keynote on “Analysis of Heterogeneous Data From Fingerprint Images.” From 12:30 to 3 p.m., CSU faculty from various departments will take participants on a data adventure using case studies in various fields. Featured speakers will be David Randall, Atmospheric Science; Mark Simmons, Biology; Haonan Wang, Statistics; Asa Ben-Hur, Computer Science; Susan van den Heever, Atmospheric Science; Imme Ebert-Uphoff, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Michael Kirby, Mathematics; Stephen Hayne, Computer Information Systems; and Ronald Tjalkens, Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences. The symposium is free and open to the entire campus community; registration is required. Speaker schedule and registration.   

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Tune in to OpenCon 2014

open-con600Open access, open education and open data are on the agenda Nov. 15-17 at OpenCon 2014. The conference for students and early career researchers will be held in Washington, D.C., but members of the Ram Family can participate from a distance, by logging on to the lineup of livestreamed keynote and panel talks.

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  • To learn more about the keynote and panel presentations that will be livestreamed, check out the program. The events highlighted will be livestreamed.
OpenCon livestream recordings will also be posted after the conference and be available for viewing. OpenCon 2014 will convene the next generation of scholars and researchers from around the world to advance three focus areas—Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. OpenCon 2014 is organized by the Right to Research CoalitionSPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the OpenCon international organizing committee. Participation in OpenCon is brought to the CSU community through Morgan Library’s Open Access Committee.  

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Mathematician Gunnar Carlsson speaks on Big Data

gunnarGunnar Carlsson, the Ann and Bill Swindells Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, will present two lectures on the Colorado State University campus. On Monday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m., Carlsson will talk about “The Shape of Data” and recently developed methods for the analysis of large, high-dimensional and complex data sets. The lecture will be held in the Grey Rock Room of the Lory Student Center, and will be preceded by a reception with refreshments at 10:30 a.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m., Carlsson will conduct a special seminar about “The Algebraic Geometry of Persistence Barcodes,” in Room 221 of the TILT building on the Oval. This talk will be followed by a reception, with refreshments, at 2 p.m. Both presentations are part of the ISTeC Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by CSU’s Information Science and Technology Center. Carlsson’s lectures are presented in conjunction with the Mathematics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science departments at Colorado State University. For more information, go to

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