Data science workshop focuses on biomedical, cyber and other fields

The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and the Division of Biostatistics and Data Science in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University will host the second annual workshop on “Emerging Data Science Methods for Complex Biomedical and Cyber Data.”

The goal of the workshop, which will take place Oct. 14-15 at the Georgia Cyber Center Hull McKnight Building, is to educate and empower graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early-career researchers and faculty members with emerging statistical methods to address the complex data arising from various fields, including from biomedical and cyber sciences.

The workshop will have specific research overviews and lectures provided by leading experts. A poster session and a five-minute oral presentation session will be held on both days, a limited number of which will be selected for poster/presentation awards by a panel of judges.

Speakers scheduled to attend include Rachel Cummings of Columbia University, George Cybenko of Dartmouth College, Moazzam Khan of IBM Security Systems, Xiao-Li Men of Harvard University, Douglas Miller of Augusta University, Aditya Prakash of Georgia Institute of Technology, Ashis SenGupta of Indian Statistical Institute, Elizabeth Slate of Florida State University and Hongyu Zhao of Yale University.

With support from the National Science Foundation, travel awards will be available to undergraduate students to attend the workshop as well as graduate students to either present posters or oral presentations. The deadline to apply is Sept. 20.

Space will be limited and health protocols will be strongly encouraged, including wearing masks, social distancing and frequent hand sanitization. Early registration ends Oct. 1. Cost for students is $100 while all others is $200. Starting Oct. 2, registration for students will be $150 and $300 for all others.

Participants who are unable to travel can register to attend the workshop online for free. The registrant will receive a unique link prior to the start of the workshop to attend.

The workshop is financially supported by the National Science Foundation and Augusta University Research, and co-sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the American Statistical Association, the Caucus for Women in Statistics, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Joint Committee on Women in Mathematical Sciences, the Journal of Applied Statistics, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute and Southern Regional Council on Statistics.

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