The Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH) is a growing network of partners investing in data and data sciences to address grand challenges for society and science. Anyone is welcome to join these efforts. Announcements on new opportunities are listed below and additional activities are listed on our News & Events page.
Upcoming Talks, Webinars, and Events:
Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Seminar Series
Nov. 17th, 2017, 4:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Presenter: Dr. Margaret Hedstrom | University of Michigan
Title: Why Data Science Needs Curation and Why Curation Needs Data Science
Abstract: Curation has become a new buzzword for everything from the craft of carefully selecting ingredients for a chef-curated menu to algorithmic filtering of massive news feeds. Legitimate concerns about the purpose, transparency, results, and scale of curation practices and methods lie beneath the surface of curation mania. The premise of this talk is that advancements in data science will depend on vast improvements in methods and tools to curate data. The current “state of the art” in curation is very focused, context dependent, and hands-on. In this talk I will identify areas for research and development based on shared goals across the data science and curation communities.