Data to Knowledge Event 2015

February 2, 2015 - Staff

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The Offices of the Chief Information Officer and the Vice President for Research are sponsoring a day dedicated to the advancement and interdisciplinary integration of New Mexico's research and teaching community that promotes the sharing of data, approaches, expertise, and tools to solve data-enabled research challenges, as well as encourages critical reflections on how data is used to create new knowledge.

Join us February 20, at the UNM Student Union Building (3rd floor). The event is free and open to anyone who is interested in data-enabled research and teaching across the humanities, social sciences, the arts, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. By bringing together engaged scholars and researchers from many disciplines and perspectives we hope to contribute to the vitality and competitiveness of New Mexico's research community.

The D2K program committee is seeking proposals for 20 minute presentations, Pecha Kucha talks (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each) and hands-on workshops to promote data sets, tools and research methods. We also encourage graduate students to submit posters they have created for classes (prizes up to $500!). These opportunities will help to create new connections among faculty (especially across disciplines), inspire others to leverage new data and tools for research, articulate research needs (data, tools, and infrastructure), pitch new research ideas, and critically engage with the process of knowledge production. We invite proposals that touch on any of the many potentials and pitfalls in creating knowledge from data in the humanities, social sciences, the arts, and STEM fields.

Research opportunities across all disciplines are rapidly expanding with the emergence of rich new and open data sources, improved collaboration and communication capabilities, and accessible tools to facilitate data acquisition, integration, analysis, visualization, and publication. Yet the process of finding data and appropriate analytical tools is not always straightforward, and cutting-edge research often benefits from methods and techniques outside of one's specialty. UNM's Data to Knowledge Day is a wonderful opportunity to informally share your research ideas, needs, accomplishments, or teaching strategies with other faculty across the University, learn about new datasets and tools from other researchers, and to advance the collective research capabilities of the University.

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