All Events

Colloquium - Yang Li, Meta, Resource Management: Cloud and AI

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 4:25pm

Resource management significantly impacts the performance and availability of cloud infrastructure. In the first part of my talk, I will introduce my work on managing memory, cache, and power resources to boost the performance and availability of cloud infrastructure. On memory resources, we propose UH-MEM, a utility-based data placement technique for hybrid memory.

2022 Midwest Big Data Summer School

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 12:00am to Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 12:00am

The Midwest Big Data Summer School will be held May 16th - 19th, 2022 at Iowa State University, on campus. This is an in-person event. More details will be coming soon!

Colloquia - Lu Cheng, 'Algorithmic Solutions for Socially Responsible AI', Virtual, 4:25 - 5:25 pm

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 4:25pm to 5:25pm

Algorithmic Solutions for Socially Responsible AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have become increasingly pervasive, offering both promises and perils. In response, researchers and
organizations have been working to publish principles for the responsible use of AI. To bridge from these principles to responsible AI practice, in this talk, I will introduce

Virtual Seminar, Daniela Witten, 'Selective Inference for Trees'

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm


Daniela Witten is a coauthor of the popular text Introduction to Statistical Learning by James, Witten, Hastie, and Tibshirani.  Since earning her PhD at Stanford in 2010, Professor Witten has had many impressive accomplishments.  At the 2018 Women in Data Science Conference, Professor Witten gave a lecture watched by 100,000 via livestream. 

Abstract, via Professor Witten:

D4 Institute Conference on Data Science

Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The D4 Institute at Iowa State University will host a Data Science conference on October 30th, 2021. Join us virtually to hear a keynote speech from a Research Science Manager at Amazon, to engage in a D4 Institute panel discussion on data science graduate studies, and to participate in a poster session!

*To access the meeting link, please check your email inbox. All registered attendees were sent the Zoom link on 10/29 at 10:00am from*

Envisioning Boa 2.0 Workshop

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Boa is a domain-specific language and infrastructure that eases mining software repositories. Boa's infrastructure leverages distributed computing techniques to execute queries against hundreds of thousands of software projects very efficiently. Boa has existed for almost 7 years with a large user base of more than 1,200 users in all over the world.

SERL (Software Engineering Research Laboratory)

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 1:10pm to 2:00pm

Mikaela CashmanPresenter: Mikaela Cashman

Title: The Software Engineer’s Role in Predictive Biology 

Abstract: In the age of big data, predictive biology has scaled dramatically creating a community of biologists and bioinformaticians with a need for strong computational power.  This talk will introduce a large open-source system aimed to meet these goals known as the Department of Energy’s Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase,  KBase includes over 200 applications in the areas of genome assembly and annotation, sequence alignment, metabolic modeling, expression and more.  There is also support for external tool integration through an SDK.  KBase is designed to be open and collaborative where users can utilize public datasets, import custom data, create workflows built upon Jupyter notebooks, and share these workflows with others.