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IBM Virtual Community Day: Deploy AI

A knowledge graph about dataset usage, to help people learn and connect
March 10, 2020
- Virtual

Deploy AI is the preeminent virtual conference for data science experts. You've trained your AI project - now what? Join us and talk to the experts about what comes next.

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SHEEO Southern Regional Education Board Communities of Practice

New Opportunities for Sharing Data Across Agencies and States
March 12, 2020
- Hapeville, GA

While state data systems end at state borders, economic and social activity does not, making it difficult to evaluate the impact of state interventions in many areas, such as understanding the transitions across education and work. There is great interest among many higher education agencies in data and analysis that is shared and used across not only states but also agencies within a state. This session will discuss the Coleridge Initiative, which has combined technical and human approaches to sharing data across agencies and states to work with 450 participants from over 150 agencies.

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AI/Data Science Conference

March 26, 2020
- New York, NY

This is one of the largest Artificial Intelligence Big Data Science Conferences in the area. The speakers include some of the brightest PhD’s, Vice Presidents and Top MIT Fellows in the Artificial Intelligence and Data Science field.

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Open Data Science Conference East 2020

April 15, 2020
- Boston, MA

ODSC is the conference to engage, to build, to develop, and to learn from the whole data science community.

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IIA's 2020 Analytics Symposium

Rich Context: Using Novel Techniques To Discover Data Sets, Their Value and Attributes
April 22, 2020
- San Francisco, CA

This talk introduces Rich Context, our process for managing the knowledge graph, and discovery services plus recommender systems based on the graph.


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Ray Summit 2020

Hands-on Reinforcement Learning with Ray and RLlib
May 27, 2020
- San Francisco, CA

Lecture information  

Reinforcement learning requires a variety of computational patterns: data processing, simulations, model training, model serving. etc. Few frameworks efficiently support all these patterns at scale. In this hands-on tutorial, we’ll see how Ray and RLlib seamlessly and efficiently support these workloads, providing an ideal platform for building RL applications. We’ll deep dive into Ray and RLlib APIs. We’ll train and serve an RL-based application.

past events

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Ontology Summit

Rich Search and Discovery for Scholarly Databases
March 4, 2020
- Virtual

Lecture recording  

An annual series of events (first started by Ontolog and NIST in 2006) that involves the ontology community along with communities related to each year's theme chosen for the summit. The 2020 theme was Knowledge Graphs.

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Data Quality as a Challenge: Research in the Age of the Digital Turn

New Automated Approaches to Measuring Quality
February 27-28, 2020
- Hanover, Germany

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Experts from science policy and research funding as well as representatives from various disciplines will discuss numerous aspects of scientific data quality on the basis of the recommendations.

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NLP Connect Talk Series

February 21, 2020
- Patna, India (Virtual)

Lecture recording  

As an effort towards connecting to our fellow peers all across the globe, fostering collaborations, and know about recent NLP/ML research, this is a series of virtual talks.

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NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology Launch

Making Data Great Again
Feburary 6, 2020
- New York, NY

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The NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology Alliance is a dynamic and multidisciplinary group of NYU faculty who are experts on the responsible and ethical creation, use and governance of technology in society.

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NLP Connect Talk Series

Rich Context: Rich Search and Discovery for Scholarly Datasets
January 20, 2020
- Patna, India (Virtual)

Lecture recording  

As an effort towards connecting to our fellow peers all across the globe, fostering collaborations, and know about recent NLP/ML research, this is a series of virtual talks.

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2020 ESIP Winter Meeting

Rich Context: providing support for cross-agency data stewardship, and measuring dataset impact on public policy
January 7-9, 2020
- Bethesda, MD

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ESIP is a community of innovative science, data and information technology practitioners who catalyze connections across traditional institutional and domain boundaries to solve critical Earth science data stewardship, information technology and interoperability issues. Through this work, ESIP improves Earth science data management practices and makes Earth science data more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, policy makers and the public.

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2020 ASSA Annual Meeting

(Session I) Life on the Edge: Collaboration and the Production of Ideas at the Scientific Frontier
(Session II) Breakfast Session: The Status of Older Workers and the Older Worker Labor Market

January 3, 2020
- San Diego, CA

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NASPAA's 2019 Conference is an invitation to move our conversation on disrupted states into a reflection on the crisis of democracy; of going beyond the pursuit of liberal democracy to become part of the construction of sustainable and inclusive democracies.

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Big Things Conference 8th Edition

Unpacking AutoML
November 21, 2019
- Madrid, Spain

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Big Data Spain was born in 2012 with the aim of raising awareness of Big Data among the business community in Spain. Nowadays, Big Data Spain is much more than Big Data. It’s AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain... It’s technical and business. It's innovation, it's disruption... It's the next big thing.

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14th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

November 15-16, 2019
- Claremont, CA

CELS presents papers that engage empirical and experimental scholarship on legal issues spanning all areas of empirical legal studies.

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2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference

(Panel I) Panel: Diversity in STEM
(Panel II) Panel: Innovation and Education: The Academic Research Environment
(Panel III) Panel Paper: Incentives for Home and Community Based Care Under the Affordable Care Act: Implications for Supplemental Security Income Receipt

November 7-9, 2019
- Denver, CO

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This year's event will focus on celebrating differences among all viewpoints and how we can work together to improve the public policy field.

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California Department of Social Services Department Seminar

Data Analytics to Measure Success and Inform Policy
November 5, 2019
- Sacramento, CA

This presentation will discuss a new training program that builds the capacity of agency staff to work with their own data and that of other agencies and states.

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Big Data Coruña 2019

A survey of AutoML in research and industry
October 21, 2019
- A Coruña, Spain

Big Data Coruña 2019 will bring together experts in technology and data analytics at an international level in two interesting days that will delve into the new challenges facing this discipline today.

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2019 NASPAA Annual Conference

Developing data science curricula and faculty in NASPAA Schools
October 17, 2019
- Los Angeles, CA

NASPAA's 2019 Conference is an invitation to move our conversation on disrupted states into a reflection on the crisis of democracy; of going beyond the pursuit of liberal democracy to become part of the construction of sustainable and inclusive democracies.

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Force 11: the Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

Using open competitions to drive innovation and collaboration
October 15-17, 2019
- Edinburgh, Scotland

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The FORCE11 annual conference is a different kind of meeting, where stakeholders come together – or scrummage – for an open discussion, on an even playing field, to talk about changing the ways scholarly and scientific information is communicated, shared and used. Researchers, publishers, librarians, computer scientists, informaticians, funders, educators, citizens, and others attend the FORCE11 meeting with a view to supporting the realisation of promising new ideas and identifying new potential collaborators.

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O'Reilly AI Conference

Unpacking AutoML
October 14-17, 2019
- London, England

Lecture information  

Paco Nathan outlines the history and landscape for vendors, open source projects, and research efforts related to AutoML.

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The Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS) International Conference

ML to Augment Scholarly Infrastructure
October 14, 2019
- Manchester, England

This talk is about Rich Context and the associated new features for data governance and collaboration which are going into JupyterLab.

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Connected Data London 2019

Graph Realities | From Data Science to AI via Graph Analytics
October 4, 2019
- London, England

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The leading conference for those who use the relationships, meaning and context in Data to achieve great things.

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LWDA 2019: Learning. Knowledge. Data. Analytics.

Beyond research data infrastructures: exploiting artificial & crowd intelligence towards building research knowledge graphs
September 30 - October 2, 2019
- Berlin, Germany

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Stefan Dietze presents on The need for sharing and reuse of research data has been widely acknowledged and led to a multitude of data search platforms, registries as well as national and international initiatives.

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The Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS) International Conference

Coleridge Initiative: A Model For Training Data Scientists To Use Longitudinal Data For The Public Sector
September 24, 2019
- Potsdam, Germany

The overall topic of the conference focus's on the comparative study of life courses in different nations, different historical times or across subgroups in a population. The aim is to generate and exchange information on comparable data resources with information of early predictors on later outcomes across different domains and across different life stages.


COPAFS Tiered Access Workshop

Data access, Data utility and Privacy: An Operational approach
September 16, 2019
- Washington, DC

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2019 NASWA Workforce Summit & UI Directors' Conference 83rd Annual Meeting

Breaking New Ground: Data Sharing, Data Analytics, and Program Evaluation in the States
September 10, 2019
- Boston, MA

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What have states, universities and other partners learned from projects that facilitate data sharing and develop state analytic and research capacity? What are the implications for federal and state practices and policies?

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Knowledge and Institutions in Complex Systems

Making Data Great Again
August 24-25, 2019
- Wellington, New Zealand

The main goal of this event is to bring prominent scholars in the Asia-Pacific region together with PhD students to learn about the interconnection between knowledge and institutions from a complex systems perspective. We will explore innovation policies, applied blockchain technologies and cryptoeconomics.

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SEM 2019 - Sixth Annual Conference

Making Data Great Again
August 16, 2019
- Frankfurt, Germany

The Society for Economic Measurement (SEM) was founded to promote research on economic measurement, using advanced tools from economic theory, econometrics, aggregation theory, experimental economics, mathematics, and statistics. The long run objectives are to meet the data standards established for the physical sciences, subject to the inherent limitations of a social science.

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2019 Retirement and Disability Research Consortium

Panel 6: SSI and SSDI
August 1-2, 2019
- Washington, DC

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Daniela Hochfellner presents her combined work analyzing how the Balancing Incentives Program's changed living arrangements and receipt of Supplemental Secuirty Income.

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Informational webinar on upcoming Applied Data Analytics Program at USDA

July 29, 2019

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You are invited to attend an informational webinar on the Applied Data Analytics training program presented by the USDA and the Coleridge Initiative for hands-on analysis of microdata that will take place this fall in Alexandria, VA. The program will use IRI Consumer Network (i.e., household purchases of a large consumer panel) to examine issues of interest to USDA on food purchasing patterns of households participating in the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The curriculum draws on best practices from both industry and government, including adherence to strict federal requirements on security and confidentiality. Skills taught include data linkage, visualization, and machine learning at a level accessible and useful for data novices and computer experts alike. Participants will be grouped in to teams of 5 or fewer people to design and conduct a research project using the IRI scanner data.

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Open Data Science Conference

June 28-29, 2019
- New York City

A Career Path to Data Science Through Privacy & Confidentiality. In this Mentor Talk, Professor Lane will share her experience of Labor Economics reserach leading to a career in building large scale infrastructures and a series of recent key note presentations at a variety of computer science conferences.

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Rev 2 | Data Science Leaders Summit - Domino Data Lab

May 23, 2019
- New York City

Session Transcript and Summary  

Where's the Data: A New Approach to Social Science Search & Discovery. At Rev 2, Lane described the approach that the Coleridge Initiative is taking to address the science reproducibility challenge. The approach is to provide remote access for government analysts and researchers to confidential data in a secure data facility and to build analytical capacity and collaborations through an Applied Data Analytics training program.

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Automated Knowledge Base Construction conference: Scientific Literature Knowledge Bases

Where’s Waldo: Finding datasets in empirical research publications
May 22, 2019
- Amherst, MA

This half-day workshop will focus on the development and use of knowledge bases which capture important findings found in the scientific literature. The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers from the diverse fields who are interested in the development of Scientific Literature KBs.

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8th ZEW/MaCCI Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting

May 16-17, 2019
- Mannheim, Germany

The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research and the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) are pleased to announce their eighth conference on the economics of innovation and patenting. The goal of the conference is to present new research and to stimulate discussion between international researchers. Theoretical and empirical contributions from all areas of the economics of innovation and patenting are welcome.

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Catalyzing Innovation: Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

Using big data to advance land governance
March 25-29, 2019
- Washington, DC

Paper   Presentation  

What Governments can do to harness the potential of big data.

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New York City Council Committee on Technology

February 12, 2019
- New York, NY

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Hearing: Oversight - Commission on Public Information and Communication’s Collaboration in Developing City Information Policies and Promoting Governmental Transparency.

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Le projet HELIOS : évaluer l’impact du financement des projets de recherche sur le cancer

December 17, 2018
- Paris, France

L’évaluation de ses actions est une mission de l’Institut national du cancer. Mené en collaboration avec l’ITMO Cancer, le projet HELIOS (Health Investment Observatory) vise à développer une approche innovante pour évaluer l’impact du financement des projets de recherche sur le cancer.

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AWS: re:Invent

WPS204 - Building a Governance, Risk, and Compliance Strategy with AWS
November 28, 2018
- Las Vegas, NV

In this session, learn how Dr. Julia Lane, Director of the Administrative Data Research Facility (ADRF) at NYU, used AWS and AWS Public Sector Partner Earthling Security to build a software-as-a-service (SaaS) research and analysis environment that hosts sensitive U.S. Census Bureau data.

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Government Innovation Awards

November 8, 2018
- McLean, VA

A celebration of government IT’s disruptors, innovators and emerging leaders Presented by FCW, GCN, Washington Technology and Defense Systems

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Evidence for Action: Encouraging Innovation and Improvement (APPAM Annual Conference)

Promoting Program Improvement through TANF Data Innovation
November 8, 2018
- Washington, DC

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This panel introduces the TANF Data Innovations (TDI) project, a new collaboration between the Federal government, research contractors, universities, and states to improve data use in TANF and related human services. TDI will support states’ data integration and analysis efforts, advancing the use of evidence to improve the lives of low-income families. The President’s 2018 budget highlights TDI as an example of new initiatives using administrative data to accelerate evidence building and program improvement.

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Open Data Science Conference West

Making Data Great Again - Julia Lane
November 3, 2018
- San Francisco, CA

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The advent of big data means that the time has come for change in the way in which we collect and use data on human beings. However, that change needs to be effected in a thoughtful, careful way so that we don’t jump out of the frying pan into the fire.

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Keynote and plenary sessions by Julia Lane and Frauke Kreuter
October 25-27, 2018
- Barcelona, Spain

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BigSurv18 will bring together international researchers, practitioners, and experts to address how promising technologies and methodologies for using massive datasets can improve, supplement, or replace data and estimates from complex surveys and censuses.

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The right services for the right people at the right time: A national case study in successful integrated government data with Sir Bill English, former Prime Minister of New Zealand

October 24, 2018
- New York, NY

You are invited to a special data event we are convening at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service on October 24, 2018 with Sir Bill English, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand. English was responsible for implementing the integrated data system (IDI) in New Zealand. Now agencies are using it across the board to implement evidence-based social investment decisions.

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Advancing Financial Inclusion using Big Data

October 10, 2018
- New York, NY

"Big data" and related analysis through AI are changing how projects of all kinds are driven forward. The impact capital/financial inclusion/economic policy sectors have made inroads using these techniques, including loan underwriting, constituent/customer acquisition and macro-economic forecasting, however the full potential of big data-driven initiatives remains largely untapped.

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Data Transparency 2018

October 10, 2018
- Washington, DC

Our government and society are beginning to embrace data formats that equip insight-driven decisions and reduce compliance burdens. Policy reforms, new nonproprietary standards like the Legal Entity Identifier, and technological breakthroughs are coming together to deliver data directly to users. DT2018 was the Data Foundation’s flagship event.

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Making big data work for society

June 20, 2018

The data revolution is transforming businesses but how can it work more effectively for Governments and public organisations? Why the public sector behind the private in the way that it utilises data and how can that be changed? These are questions that Professor Julia Lane from NYU Wagner is tackling in her work.