2021 Events

DateEventBrief DescriptionResources
Sep 28MBDH Collaboration Cafe webinarsMonthly event presented by MBDH, focused on exploring funding opportunities and developing proposalsWebsite
Jun 14Great Lakes University RoundtableMBDH Executive Director John MacMullen participated in a venture capital presentation at the University Research & Technology Roundtable—Water/Wastewater webinar, hosted by Mazarine LabsWebsite
Jun 8Virtual UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference Water and Big Data Panel DiscussionModerated by MBDH Executive Director John MacMullenWebsite
May 17-20Midwest Big Data Summer SchoolHosted by Iowa State UniversityWebsite
Apr 12Cybersecurity as Big Data Science Interactive WorkshopSupported by the NSF Big Data Innovation HubsWebsite
Jan 26-28Midwestern Consortium for Computational Pathology (MCCP) Workshop 1Hosted by The Ohio State UniversityWebsite
Jan 19Water Data Forum webinar seriesMonthly event presented by MBDH, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and the Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA)Website

2020 Events

DateEventBrief DescriptionResources
Sep 4Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN) annual Big Data Neuroscience WorkshopHosted in Ann Arbor, MIWebsite
Aug 18-20Workshop on Knowledge Guided Machine Learning (KGML)Hosted by the University of MinnesotaWebsite
Jun 24Big Data Promises and Obstacles: Agricultural Data Ownership and Privacy workshopHosted by the University of North Dakota, in partnership with the University of Minnesota, Purdue University, University of Nebraska, University of Guelph, and UDSA ARSWebsite
Mar 6Women in Data Science (WiDS) Urbana-Champaign ConferenceA local event of the WiDS Worldwide Conference, hosted by Stanford University on Mar 2Website

2019 Events

DateEventBrief DescriptionResources
Dec 6Using Data Science for Plant Genomics and Phenomics webinarCosponsored by MBDH, Big Data Value Association (BDVA), University of Wisconsin–Madison, Iowa State University, SINTEF, and Intrasoft Intl.Video
Nov 21UAVs and Satellites for Agriculture webinarCosponsored by MBDH, Big Data Value Association (BDVA), University of Wisconsin–Madison, Iowa State University, SINTEF, and Intrasoft Intl.Video
Oct 29-30MBDH All-Hands MeetingHosted at the Big Ten Conference Center in Chicago, ILWebsite
Sep 19-20Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN) annual Big Data Neuroscience WorkshopHosted in Ann Arbor, MIWebsite
SepBig Data, Big Ideas workshopHosted by Spoke awardees in Fargo, ND (to develop proposals for non-NSF funding streams for future activities)
Aug 26-27Hands-on social science Data Carpentry workshopCosponsored by MBDH and The Ohio State University Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI), in Columbus, OH
Aug 12-13Developing a Convergence Sustainable Urban Systems Agenda for Redesigning the Urban-Rural Interface (SUS-RURI) along the Mississippi River Watershed workshopHosted by Iowa State UniversityWebsite
Aug 1-2Hands-on social science Data Carpentry workshopCosponsored by MBDH, Digital C, and Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urbana Poverty and Community Development, at the Midtown Tech Hive in Cleveland, OH
Jul 23-24Hands-on social science Data Carpentry workshopCosponsored by MBDH and the Tribal Nations Research Group (TNRG), on reservation lands of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt, ND
May 20-23Midwest Big Data Summer SchoolHosted at Iowa State UniversityWebsite
Mar 14Webinar about the MBDH for the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)“The Midwest Big Data Hub: Advancing the data ecosystem, projects and partnerships”Video
Mar 4Women in Data Science (WiDS) Worldwide ConferenceHosted by Stanford University and cosponsored by NCSA and the University of IllinoisWebsite

2018 Events

DateEventBrief DescriptionResources
MBDH All-Hands MeetingHosted at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OHWebsite
Jul 17-18MBDH Smart, Local, Resilient workshopHosted at the University of North DakotaWebsite
Jul 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
Jul 10-14Midwest Big Data Summer SchoolA one-week, intensive curriculum aimed at early-career researchers to get them started in data-driven research.Website
Apr 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
Feb 10-14Phenome 2017This MBDH-supported conference brought together experts from multiple domains, including plant biology, information sciences, engineering, and more.Website
Feb 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
Sep 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
Sep 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
White paper (PDF)
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
Jun 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
Apr 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
Mar 21-222016 All-Hands MeetingThe first Midwest Big Data Hub All-Hands Meeting.Presentation videos