Skip to Main Content
Mobile Menu

By: Sherry Squires   Published 8:20 am / August 28, 2018

Big data graphic

The effective, ethical use of “big data” poses great opportunity, as well as great challenges, and solving those challenges will require big thinking from a variety of perspectives.

Boise State University will host the West Big Data Innovation Hub Open Annual All Hands Meeting on Sept. 20, bringing together industry, academia, nonprofits and government agencies. Attendees will collaboratively discuss topics like data science education, data ethics, smart and connected communities, health data, infrastructure and more.

The West Hub is one of four regional innovation hubs across the country, launched by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build and strengthen partnerships across industry, academia, nonprofits, and government to address scientific and societal challenges.

Led by the University of California-Berkeley, University of California-San Diego, and University of Washington, the hub spans 13 western states.

As part of the NSF big data hub program, a multidisciplinary Boise State research team was awarded the university’s first grant at the intersection of big data science and public policy in 2017. The team is investigating how big data is perceived by criminal justice agencies in the western United States and what challenges and opportunities exist moving forward. Led by Associate Professor Eric Lindquist, with the help of undergraduate and graduate students, the team is collaborating with data experts in computer science at Boise State, and conducted a series of workshops with a number of public safety agencies.

The annual all-hands meeting — the third of its kind — is expected to draw participants from 13 western states, as well as Washington, D.C.

The agenda includes: updates on flagship initiatives and funding opportunities from the National Science Foundation and other organizations; California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge updates and regional collaborations; community-led sessions on data science education, data ethics, smart and connected communities, health data, infrastructure, and more; and networking opportunities and hands-on facilitated collaboration sprints for mapping current and future projects.

Sessions will run from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Boise State Student Union Building. Learn more at https://westdata18.eventbrite.com

Learn more about the West Big Data Innovation Hub at westbigdatahub.org.

Boise State to Host Big Data Experts from the West

CS Resume and Mock Interview Workshops

CS Resume Workshop 4:30pm-6:30pm, 30th March, CCP 352 Technical Mock Interview Workshop 4:30pm-6:30pm, 6th April, CCP 352 Organizers Nilab Mousa, Clearwater Analytics John Clifford, Clearwater Analytics Jen Kniss, Forsta Mike Shelton,  iVinciHealth Amit Jain, CS Associate Chair Join us on … (Read More) CS Resume and Mock Interview Workshops

Recommender Systems: Beyond Machine Learning

When and Where: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4:30-5:30 PM (1 hour) City Center Plaza (CCP): Room 221 Abstract: Recommender systems help users find items of interest and help websites and marketers select items to promote.  Today’s recommender systems incorporate sophisticated technology to … (Read More) Recommender Systems: Beyond Machine Learning

Recommender Systems, Psychology and Behavior Change

When and Where: September 9, 2016 from 1:30-2:30 PM (1 hour) 777 West Main Street, Boise, ID 83702 (CCP) City Center Plaza Room 221 All are invited, no registration required Contact jordanmorales@boisestate.edu for additional info Dr. Martijn Willemsen is an expert … (Read More) Recommender Systems, Psychology and Behavior Change

Andy Hunt to visit Boise State

When and Where: June 23, 2016 from Noon-1:30PM (1.5 hours) 1375 University Drive, Boise State University (ENGR) Engineering Building: Room 110 All are invited, no registration required Contact jordanmorales@boisestate.edu for additional info Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and … (Read More) Andy Hunt to visit Boise State

CS Seminar – Chris Geiser (Garrigan Lyman Group)

Architecting for Scale and Security – Performance Matters Friday, Oct 9 noon, ENG110 hosted by Garrigan Lyman Group (GLG) Lunch will be provided! And… there may be freebies! You’ve had an awesome idea, and your prototype has legs. But what if … (Read More) CS Seminar – Chris Geiser (Garrigan Lyman Group)

CS Colloquium – Dr. Murthy Devarakonda

When Sherlock Holmes Can’t Solve the Problem . . .Watson to the Rescue Watson Cognitive Computing For Patient Care Dr. Murthy Devarakonda,  Principal Investigator IBM T.J. Watson Research Center Monday,  October 5, 2015 10:45—11:45am ENGR 103 (Read More) CS Colloquium – Dr. Murthy Devarakonda

CS Extras

Industry Panel Discussion Presented by the Idaho Technology Council Tuesday, October 6 MEC room 106 6:00pm-7:30pm Pizza and drinks will be served! Join us for a panel discussion with local software engineers from different backgrounds talking about their work environments, … (Read More) CS Extras

Dr. Thomas Sterling to visit Boise State CS

Thomas Sterling, Professor of Informatics and Computing and Chief Scientist of the Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST) at Indiana University, will present a talk on new strategies and advanced techniques to achieve exascale computing in the era of multicore heterogeneous computing. (Read More) Dr. Thomas Sterling to visit Boise State CS

Learn to Code Like a Pro at Boise Code Camp March 21

More than 1,200 software developers and hardware geeks will come together for the Northwest’s most popular development summit: Boise Code Camp. This annual, free event on Saturday, March 21, consists of 60 tech training sessions for developers of all ages/skill sets, including presentations tailored to novices under 16 years old. (Read More) Learn to Code Like a Pro at Boise Code Camp March 21

Boise State CS to help with 2014 CS Ed Week

This week kicks off one of the largest education events in history: The Hour of Code. During Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14), students commit to spend one hour learning computer science through online tutorials and other events held around … (Read More) Boise State CS to help with 2014 CS Ed Week