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 istec.colostate.edu

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