2019 Events

DateEventBrief DescriptionResources
Oct 29-30MBDH All-Hands MeetingHosted at the Big Ten Conference Center in Chicago, ILWebsite
Mar 14Webinar on the MBDH for the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)“The Midwest Big Data Hub: Advancing the data ecosystem, projects and partnerships”Recording
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2018 Events

DateEventBrief DescriptionResources
Nov 6-7MBDH All-Hands MeetingHosted at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland OHWebsite
July 17-18MBDH Smart, Local, Resilient workshopHosted at the University of North DakotaWebsite
July 11-12MBDH/NDS Data Science Tools and Methods workshopHosted at the Big 10 Center in Rosemont ILWebsite
May 14-17Midwest Big Data Summer SchoolHosted at Iowa State UniversityWebsite
Feb 23-25Smart Gigabit Communities Reverse Pitch ChallengeHosted at the University of Illinois, in partnership with US IgniteWebsite

2017 Events

DateEventBrief Description Resources
Oct. 1-2MBDH All-Hands MeetingThe MBDH All-Hands Meetings are organized annually to bring together the broad MBDH membership and interested new parties to share information on data and Data Science-related projects, collaborations, tools, practices, and discoveries in the thematic areas of interest in the MBDH region. The meeting is intended to build the community, share successes and opportunities, and also provide interesting or emergent Big Data applications across the R&D space.Website


Oct. 1Transportation Data HackathonA hackathon to build and strengthen collaborative data science projects that advance transportation safety. Students worked in teams in an open and creative-thinking format. Website
July 10-14Midwest Big Data Summer SchoolA one-week, intensive curriculum aimed at early-career researchers to get them started in data-driven research.Website
April 18-19Machine Learning: Farm-to-Table WorkshopMBDH partnered with with the International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) group at UIUC to bring together domain scientists from the Agriculture, Bioinformatics, Food-Energy-Water, and Food Security communities to stimulate new data-driven R&D activity at the intersections of these communities.Workshop website     Videos
February 10-14Phenome 2017This MBDH-supported conference brought together experts from multiple domains, including plant biology, information sciences, engineering, and more.Website
February 6 - May 1Iowa State University Big Data Seminar SeriesThis seminar series serves as an environment where faculty, staff, and collaborators interact, build shared research plans, and form connections by way of our most prized possession: data.Recordings

2016 Events

DateEventBrief DescriptionResources 
Oct. 11-12October MBDH All-Hands MeetingMobilizing Partnerships for Data Innovation Meeting videos
Oct. 8-9Midwest Big Data HackathonA two-day student hackathon held at the University of Iowa.2016 Winners and their projects
Sept. 20-21Midwest Workshop on Big Neuroscience Data, Tools, Protocols & ServicesThe workshop had three main goals: (1) building an active Midwest Neuroscience Network Community; (2) open sharing of data-intense challenges, datasets, research projects, expertise, software, services, protocols, resources, and learning modules; and (3) productive discussions of joint (multi-institutional) grants, training opportunities, publications, and research projects.Workshop website
Sept. 12-13Food and Data Workshop: Interoperability Through the Food PipelineThis MBDH-sponsored workshop explored the relationship between data and food writ large, with a particular focus on questions of interoperable data ontologies, privacy, and analytic insights.Workshop website
Aug. 14KDD 2016 Workshop on Data Science for Food, Energy and WaterSupported by the MBDH, this workshop explored the emerging area of data science for food, water, and energy, and brought together scientists and practitioners to discuss new technologies to address global food production.Website
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Aug. 11Big Data for Health and Medicine WorkshopEncourage discussion on challenges currently facing health-related industries with regard to data collection, gathering, storage, and analysis.Additional information
June 20-24Midwest Big Data Summer SchoolDesigned as a one-week, intensive curriculum aimed at early-career researchers to get them started in data-driven research. Website
May 16-17Digital Agriculture Spoke All-Hands MeetingThe Digital Agriculture Spoke is devoted to building partnerships and resources that will address emerging Big Data issues in the agricultural ecosystem.Meeting videos
April 6-8UND Early Career Big Data SummitProvided early-career Big Data researchers the opportunity to connect with industry, third-sector volunteer groups, and established researchers. Summit website
March 21-222016 All-Hands MeetingThe first Midwest Big Data Hub All-Hands Meeting.Presentation videos