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April 2020

Mediation analysis in Python

April 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This session will be held online, and presenters will be in touch with more information after you register.   Mediation analysis is a set of tools for exploring hypotheses about…

Statistical analysis with missing data in Python

April 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This session will be held online, and presenters will be in touch with more information after you register.   Missing data arise in many fields of research, and a large…

Introduction to Survey Design: Data Collection, Questionnaire Design and Response Processes-Lecture

April 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This session will be held online, and presenters will be in touch with more information after you register.   This lecture-format workshop will present an overview of available modes and…

Geostatistical Analysis with R

April 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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This session will be held online, and presenters will be in touch with more information after you register.   Geostatistical approach models spatially correlated continuous random phenomenon for robust estimation…

May 2020

Intro to SQL

May 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Ever want to know how to communicate with a database? You need to know SQL, a standard programming language for working with relational database management systems in data warehouses or…

Spatial Point Process Modelling in R

May 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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A BlueJeans link will be sent to all registered participants. Spatial point process models help us analyze the geometrical pattern of points (events) in space and find application in a variety…

CSCAR/MIDAS workshops on data, methodology, and Covid

May 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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CSCAR and MIDAS will hold a series of on-line technical workshops on the use of publicly-available data for analyzing human health at the population level. Some of the analyses and…

Introduction to the Linux Command Line

May 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing and interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell, also generically referred to as “the command…

Research computing on the Great Lakes Cluster

May 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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OVERVIEW This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Great Lakes Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating…

Advanced research computing on the Great Lakes Cluster

May 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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OVERVIEW This workshop will cover some more advanced topics in computing on the U-M Great Lakes Cluster. Topics to be covered include a review of common parallel programming models and…

June 2020

CSCAR/MIDAS Workshop on Data, Methodology, and Covid

June 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Zoom link:  https://umich.zoom.us/j/99072338239   The second CSCAR/MIDAS workshop on Data, Methodology, and Covid will focus on Covid testing and mortality data from the Covid Tracking Project (covidtracking.com) and Worldometer (worldometer.com). …

Mapping tools to visualize COVID19 data

June 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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This session will be held online, and presenters will be in touch with more information after you register. This workshop will help you learn the approaches and tools to visualize…

R IV: Visualization

June 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This session will be held online, and presenters will be in touch with more information after you register. Visualizing the results of research is a key aspect in facilitating scientific…

SRTI: Software For Cross-Language Real-Time Data Communication

June 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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A BlueJeans link will be sent to all registered participants. Computer software simulation is used in virtually every discipline. These programs virtually represent small components of real-world events and behaviors, and…

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

June 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

A BlueJeans link will be sent to all registered participants. Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top…

July 2020

Mapping tools for COVID-19 data – II

July 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This is the second workshop in this series and will build on the material and the techniques covered in the first workshop. We will use COVID-19 data available here https://github.com/nytimes/covid-19-data, combine…

Introduction to Python’s NumPy library

July 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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A BlueJeans link will be sent to all registered participants. This workshop will introduce you to the NumPy library in Python, which is useful in scientific computing. We will cover NumPy’s n-dimensional array…

Efficient Data Exploration

July 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tired of using `table` and `summary`?  Or repeatedly using a `group_by %>% summarise` approach?  Many are still using R inefficiently to summarize data, especially for presentation. However, data needs to…

Wear OS: Creating A Watchface For Your Android Smartwatch

July 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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A BlueJeans link will be sent to all registered participants. Smartwatches are multi-functional devices that can be worn on the wrist. They can read your heartbeat, notify you of messages from…

Virtual Workshop on Redundancy in Bridges for Risk Mitigation in a Multi-Hazard Environment

July 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This workshop will be held over two days (July 21 & July 28). A link will be sent to all registered participants, registration is required. Recent collapse of several bridges,…

Geostatistics – II

July 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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In many situations, we observe a process over a limited number of locations and are interested in estimating its values at nearby unsampled locations. Geostatistical methods provide a powerful tool…

Virtual Workshop on Redundancy in Bridges for Risk Mitigation in a Multi-Hazard Environment

July 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This workshop will be held over two days (July 21 & July 28). A link will be sent to all registered participants, registration is required. Recent collapse of several bridges,…

August 2020

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

August 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

A BlueJeans link will be sent to all registered participants. Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top…

Building Better Data-Driven Products

August 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This workshop will introduce participants to using R for presenting data-driven results, with an eye toward reproducible methods. After an introduction to concepts related to reproducible programming and research, demonstrations of…

September 2020

Basics of SPSS

September 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Each section will go over one chapter from the materials at https://cscar.github.io/workshop-spss/ Section 1: Basics of SPSS (9/16, 10am - 12pm) Section 2: Variables (9/23, 10am - 12pm) Section 3: Data…

Introduction to QGIS

September 17, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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This workshop will provide a gentle introduction to GIS concepts and implementation in QGIS. We will cover introductory GIS concepts and will explore the functionalities of QGIS for manipulating and analyzing vector…

Introduction to Python’s NumPy library

September 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This workshop will introduce you to the NumPy library in Python, which is useful in scientific computing. We will cover NumPy’s n-dimensional array object and associated functions in depth, along…

SPSS: Variables

September 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Each section will go over one chapter from the materials at https://cscar.github.io/workshop-spss/ Section 1: Basics of SPSS (9/16, 10am - 12pm) Section 2: Variables (9/23, 10am - 12pm) Section 3:…

R I: Data Wrangling

September 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This workshop will delve into common data processing and exploration techniques using R. The main focus will be on constructing and manipulating R data objects, and using packages that enhance…

Intro to SQL

September 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Ever want to know how to communicate with a database? You need to know SQL, a standard programming language for working with relational database management systems in data warehouses or…

SPSS: Data Management

September 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Each section will go over one chapter from the materials at https://cscar.github.io/workshop-spss/ Section 1: Basics of SPSS (9/16, 10am - 12pm) Section 2: Variables (9/23, 10am - 12pm) Section 3:…

CoreLogic property data

September 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The University of Michigan library system has licensed a large data set containing real estate transactions, deeds, and property tax records for the United States.  The data were collected by…

October 2020

Intermediate SQL

October 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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This workshop is a continuation of the Intro to SQL class.  We’ll cover how to create a table schema, how to insert data into tables and some more intermediate SQL…

SPSS: Basic Statistical Analysis

October 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Each section will go over one chapter from the materials at https://cscar.github.io/workshop-spss/ Section 1: Basics of SPSS (9/16, 10am - 12pm) Section 2: Variables (9/23, 10am - 12pm) Section 3:…

GIS with R

October 8, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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This workshop will expose participants to GIS functionalities in R. We will cover vector and raster data representation, vector geometric operations, coordinate representation, combined raster and vector operations in R. The workshop…

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

October 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network libraries, including the popular library TensorFlow. In this workshop, participants will learn…

R Series II: Programming

October 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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People using R for applied research are often not taught basic programming practices such as writing functions, efficient iterative processing, vectorization, and other practices that would make their research far…

Stata: The Basics of Stata

October 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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This is a series of workshops designed to introduce participants to the Stata software. No prior experience with Stata is required. The sections are: Section 1: The Basics of Stata…

QGIS-II

October 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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This workshop will provide a hands-on exposure to geometrical operations on vector data in QGIS, and will also cover a few basic operations that combine raster and vector data. The…

Mixed Models with R

October 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mixed models are an extremely useful modeling tool for situations in which there is some dependency among observations in the data, where the correlation typically arises from the observations being…

Stata: Working with Data Sets

October 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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This is a series of workshops designed to introduce participants to the Stata software. No prior experience with Stata is required. The sections are: Section 1: The Basics of Stata…

Stata: Data Management

October 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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This is a series of workshops designed to introduce participants to the Stata software. No prior experience with Stata is required. The sections are: Section 1: The Basics of Stata –…

Data Visualization With 3D Graphics Using Unity3D and C#

October 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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BlueJeans link will be shared with registered attendees 24 hours before start Video game development is more accessible than ever before thanks to modern software tools, with many options free…

Stata: Data Manipulation

October 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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This is a series of workshops designed to introduce participants to the Stata software. No prior experience with Stata is required. The sections are: Section 1: The Basics of Stata –…

November 2020

Image Segmentation using Deep Learning with FastAI

November 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This workshop will demonstrate how to perform image segmentation using the FastAI Python library, which is built on the deep learning library PyTorch. Some familiarity with Python is expected, but no previous experience…

Advanced Graphics Optimization For Data Visualization In Unity3D

November 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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BlueJeans link will be shared with registered attendees 24 hours before start Modern 3D game engines and computer hardware can render convincing graphics, rivaling that of pre-rendered 3D animation. But…

Map making in R

November 19, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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The focus of the workshop is twofold: to learn cartography principles for generating single and multivariable choropleth maps, and explore functionalities of R for generating static and interactive web maps.…

December 2020

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

December 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network libraries, including the popular library TensorFlow. In this workshop, participants will learn…

Using Distill for R Markdown

December 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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There are a variety of formats available for R markdown beyond 'standard html', one of which is Distill.  Distill is specifically oriented toward presentation of results, and offers a clean…

Spatial regression models

December 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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This lecture-style workshop will introduce relevant concepts and techniques for modelling cross-sectional data observed on regular (such as remote sensing pixels) or irregular (such as Census polygons) lattice. Such data…

January 2021

Software Carpentry Workshop @WISE: Shell, R, Git

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Please note: This is a two day workshop. January 11 and January 12  (*one* registration covering both days) Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less…

GIS Fundamentals – I (Coordinate systems)

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is the first workshop in a series of workshops we are offering this semester on the fundamentals of GIS. Each workshop covers one or two key elements of GIS…

Advanced Graphics Optimization For Data Visualization In Unity3D

January 18 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Modern 3D game engines and computer hardware can render convincing graphics, rivaling that of pre-rendered 3D animation. But video games still require special optimization techniques and tricks. This relates directly…

Introduction to SPSS: Basics of SPSS

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Each section will go over one chapter from the materials at https://cscar.github.io/workshop-spss/ Section 1: Basics of SPSS (1/20, 10am – 12pm) Section 2: Variables (1/27, 10am – 12pm) Section 3:…

GIS Fundamentals – II (Vector and network data models)

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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This is the second workshop in a series of workshops we are offering this semester on the fundamentals of GIS. Each workshop covers one or two key elements of GIS…

Introduction to Python’s NumPy library

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This workshop will introduce you to the NumPy library in Python, which is useful in scientific computing. We will cover NumPy’s n-dimensional array object and associated functions in depth, along…

Introduction to SPSS: Variables

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Each section will go over one chapter from the materials at https://cscar.github.io/workshop-spss/ Section 1: Basics of SPSS (1/20, 10am – 12pm) Section 2: Variables (1/27, 10am – 12pm) Section 3:…

February 2021

Introduction to SPSS: Data Management

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Each section will go over one chapter from the materials at https://cscar.github.io/workshop-spss/ Section 1: Basics of SPSS (1/20, 10am – 12pm) Section 2: Variables (1/27, 10am – 12pm) Section 3:…

GIS Fundamentals – III (Geocoding)

February 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is the third workshop in a series of workshops we are offering this semester on the fundamentals of GIS. Each workshop covers one or two key elements of GIS…

Introduction to SPSS: Basic Statistical Analysis

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Each section will go over one chapter from the materials at https://cscar.github.io/workshop-spss/ Section 1: Basics of SPSS (1/20, 10am – 12pm) Section 2: Variables (1/27, 10am – 12pm) Section 3:…

GIS Fundamentals – IV (Digitization)

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is the fourth workshop in a series of workshops we are offering this semester on the fundamentals of GIS. Each workshop covers one or two key elements of GIS…

Introduction to Stata: The Basics of Stata

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is a series of workshops designed to introduce participants to the Stata software. No prior experience with Stata is required. The sections are: Section 1: The Basics of Stata…

Image Segmentation using Deep Learning with FastAI

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Like many image processing problems, deep learning has brought many effective solutions to the task of image segmentation. This workshop will introduce you to the methods used in image segmentation,…

Software Development For Research: Best Practices for Coding Styles

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Software development and computer programming is increasingly a major part of scientific research. Having a consistent coding style and following basic best practices used in the industry can help make…

Introduction to Stata: Data Management

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is a series of workshops designed to introduce participants to the Stata software. No prior experience with Stata is required. The sections are: Section 1: The Basics of Stata…

CoreLogic property data

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

The University of Michigan library system has licensed a large data set containing real estate transactions, deeds, and property tax records for the United States.  The data were collected by…

Introduction to Stata: Data Manipulation

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is a series of workshops designed to introduce participants to the Stata software. No prior experience with Stata is required. The sections are: Section 1: The Basics of Stata…

March 2021

GIS Fundamentals – V (Spatial Database – PostGIS)

March 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is the fifth workshop in a series of workshops we are offering this semester on the fundamentals of GIS. Each workshop covers one or two key elements of GIS…

Software Development For Research: Version Control Principles

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Software development and computer programming is increasingly a major part of scientific research. Projects can quickly grow, and it can be difficult to manage changes, especially if multiple programmers are…

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network…

GIS Fundamentals – VI (Map visualization)

March 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is the sixth workshop in a series of workshops we are offering this semester on the fundamentals of GIS. Each workshop covers one or two key elements of GIS…

Software Development For Research: Team-Based Programming Practices

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Software development and computer programming is increasingly a major part of scientific research. When small or large teams are involved in coding the same project, it’s a good idea to…

GIS Fundamentals – (PostGIS-II)

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This workshop will further develop the material covered on spatial databases in the first workshop a few weeks back. PostGIS is the most widely used spatial database and is built…

April 2021

GIS Fundamentals – (Map visualization – II)

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This workshop will further develop the material covered on mapping in the first workshop a few weeks back. We will focus on basic cartography principles for map-making and explore the…

Object Detection using Deep Learning with TorchVision

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Like many image processing problems, deep learning has brought many effective solutions to the task of object detection. The TorchVision library is part of the PyTorch project, and it offers…

May 2021

Software Development For Research: Best Practices for Coding Styles

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Software development and computer programming is increasingly a major part of scientific research. Having a consistent coding style and following basic best practices used in the industry can help make…

SRTI: Software For Cross-Language Real-Time Data Communication

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Computer software simulation is used in virtually every discipline. These programs virtually represent small components of real-world events and behaviors, and allow scientists to test different models to guide real-world…

GIS Fundamentals – Spatial Database, PostGIS

May 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

PostGIS, built on top of PostgreSQL, is the most powerful open-source relational database for managing spatial data. In this workshop we will cover the basic concept of spatial databases, learn…

June 2021

GIS Fundamentals – Height and Vertical Datum

June 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Understanding how heights are measured and recorded in GIS systems are essential for many applied tasks such as modeling flood risk due to sea level rise. In this workshop we…

Image Segmentation using Deep Learning with FastAI

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Like other image processing problems, deep learning has brought many effective solutions to the task of image segmentation. This workshop will introduce you to the methods used in image segmentation, demonstrate how…

GIS Fundamentals – Understanding and manipulating elevation data

June 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Elevation data can come in the form of point (e.g. from LiDAR), digital elevation model (DEM), or triangulated irregular network (TIN). In this workshop we will focus on DEM and…

Geostatistics – I

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Many environmental variables such as temperature, rainfall, air pollutants, and soil nutrients are measured at sparsely sampled point locations. We often need to estimate these variables at one of more…

July 2021

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network…

Geostatistics – II

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Many environmental variables such as temperature, rainfall, air pollutants, and soil nutrients are measured at sampled point locations. We often need to estimate these variables at one of more unsampled…

R Short Course: Getting Started (Part 1)

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is part 1 of a 5-part series of workshops on programming in R.  This week, we’ll discuss the following topics: creation and naming of objects, R’s global environment, arithmetic…

Android Application Development: An Overview

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. As of 2017, Google and Apple (the creators of Android and iOS, respectively) confirmed a combined…

Geostatistics – III

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Many environmental variables such as temperature, rainfall, air pollutants, and soil nutrients are measured at sampled point locations. We often need to estimate these variables at one of more unsampled…

R Short Course: Vectors and Data Frames (Part 2)

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is part 2 of a 5-part workshop series on programming in R.  This week, we’ll discuss the following topics: vectors, types, lists, and data frames. You’ll learn about indexing…

August 2021

Android Application Development: Introduction to Android Studio

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. If you are developing an Android app for the first time, the first option you will…

Object Detection using Deep Learning with TorchVision

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Like many image processing problems, deep learning has brought many effective solutions to the task of object detection. The TorchVision library is part of the PyTorch project, and it offers…

R Short Course: Programming Tools (Part 3)

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is part 3 of a 5-part workshop series on programming in R.  This week, we’ll discuss the following programming tools: logical comparisons, conditionals, iteration, and functions. You’ll learn how…

Wear OS: Creating An App For Your Android Smartwatch

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

Smartwatches are multi-functional devices that can be worn on the wrist. They can read your heartbeat, notify you of messages from your phone, and can even tell the time! Google's…

R Short Course: Strings and factors (Part 4)

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is part 4 of a 5-part workshop series on programming in R.  This week, we’ll discuss strings and factors with an emphasis on working with and formatting strings. These…

R Short Course: Practicum (Part 5)

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is the fifth and final part of a workshop series on programming in R.  This week, we’ll put what you’ve learned in the first four parts to use in…

September 2021

GIS and Spatial Analysis Fundamentals – I (Coordinate system)

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is the first workshop about the fundamentals of GIS and spatial analysis this semester. Each workshop covers one or two key elements of GIS and spatial analysis and is…

GIS and Spatial Analysis Fundamentals – II (Data models: vector, network)

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is the second workshop about the fundamentals of GIS and spatial analysis this semester. Each workshop covers one or two key elements of GIS and spatial analysis and is…

October 2021

3D Visualization Software: Introduction to Unity3D and C# (Part 1)

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is part of a series of workshops covering 3D game engines and animation software for research and data visualization. Registration to all parts of this series is not required,…

3D Visualization Software: Data Visualization with Unity3D and C# (Part 2)

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is part of a series of workshops covering 3D game engines and animation software for research and data visualization. Registration to all parts of this series is not required,…

Introduction to performance analysis of scientific software, or “Why is my program slow?”

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

We all had this: "My program is too slow". We all have heard: "Use Fortran and C++, they are fast."  But will it really help? We all have heard also:…

GIS and Spatial Analysis Fundamentals – III (Geocoding)

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Your Desktop,

This is the third workshop about the fundamentals of GIS and spatial analysis this semester. Each workshop covers one or two key elements and is self-contained. The focus is on…