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Data Scientists @ Penn

Data Scientists @ Penn

The DDDI, in collaboration with the RDDS, is initiating a Data Scientists at Penn Introductory Event. This event which will bring together practitioners of data science, engineering, and visualization from across the University who often work in isolated clusters on these topics.

Data Science Careers Program

Data Science Careers Program

DDDI is excited to announce the launch of its new Data Science Careers program in Spring 2024. The new program will help students explore the wide variety of data driven careers that exist across industry, government, and non-governmental organizations.

How is generative AI reshaping science?

How is generative AI reshaping science?

On November 30th DDDI will host a second panel discussion exploring recent advances in generative AI. What kinds of scientific discoveries will generative AI soon enable? How might tools like ChatGPT change the process of doing science itself? Join our faculty panelists for an exciting discussion on the future of scientific discovery.

Upcoming events on AI Ethics and more

Upcoming events on AI Ethics and more

This Fall, DDDI is working together with the Research Data & Digital Scholarship librarians to develop two new programs at Penn. The programs will foster student-led data driven projects within the Penn community, and discussions on the potential applications and issues surrounding new advances in generative AI.

Introducing DDDI’s Data Science + Analytics Minor

Introducing DDDI’s Data Science + Analytics Minor

DDDI is excited to announce the new Data Science and Analytics minor! The DASA minor offers Penn students a new path to a foundational education in data science that can be tailored to their existing field of study in the natural and social sciences.

Summer Data Science Hangouts 2023

Summer Data Science Hangouts 2023

Please join us for the Data Driven Discovery Initiative’s 2023 Summer Hangouts program! Undergrads, grad students, and postdocs are all invited to participate in informal, hands-on tutorials led by our team of DDDI postdoctoral research fellows. These tutorials are open to students from all backgrounds and skill levels, covering a wide range of data science topics.

DDDI Postdoc Reunion

DDDI Postdoc Reunion

Thank you to all our DDDI postdoctoral fellows for the many insightful conversations at our postdoc lunches this past year. If you happen to be on or near campus on June 30th, please come join us at the Kaskey Park BioPond for a reunion to celebrate our past academic year together. Have a great summer, and looking forward to seeing you again in the Fall!

Data Carpentries Workshop

Data Carpentries Workshop

The Carpentries is an international network of data scientists and technical specialists who provide training in a wide range of data skills including Python, R, data management, and much more. The two-day workshop (from 10am-3pm, with additional hang-out and Q&A until 5pm) will be taught by data specialists from academia and industry brought in for Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program students.