Midwest Big Data Summer School

Midwest Big Data Summer School


The Midwest Big Data Summer School for Early Career Researchers designed as an intensive curriculum aimed at practitioners and researchers to get them started in data-driven research and development. The school will include full day lectures on topics ranging from: data acquisition, data preprocessing, exploratory data analysis, descriptive data analysis, data analysis tools and techniques, visualization and communication, ethical issues in data science, reproducibility and repeatability, and understanding of domain/context. The last day of the summer school consists of tracks where each individual track focuses on a subarea of big data analysis. Past tracks included: Foundations of Data Science, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Digital Agriculture, Data Science for Public Good, and SAS. Each track consist of tutorials and invited lectures that highlight current research methodologies and challenges.

Cancellation of the 2020 Midwest Big Data Summer School

In these uncertain times, we want to do our part to inhibit the spread of COVID-19. Therefore the Midwest Big Data Summer School, originally scheduled for May 18-21, 2020 in Ames, Iowa is now cancelled. It may be scheduled for an online web event at a later date.  More information will be provided.

We will be issuing full refunds of registration fees soon. You will receive a full refund by the method with which you originally paid. If paid by check, you’ll receive a refund by check mailed from Iowa State University to the address used to register. Those who paid via credit card will receive a refund back to that card.  Please be patient in awaiting your refund, as our registrations department is working diligently to process cancellations for many events. If you don’t know the status of your refund by the end of March, you may reach out to registrations@iastate.edu and reference your confirmation number.

We hope to see you in 2021!