Data and Computational Science Series

The Data and Computational Science Series (DCS2) brings to the University of Cincinnati research and education community innovative workshops and distinguished speakers on advanced research data topics such as high performance computing, cloud computing, data visualization and analytics, research story-mapping, spatial analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning.  

Upcoming 2020 Remote Events:

July 27: Understanding Open Access and Open Data

July 27 - 31: Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC20)

Aug 4-5: XSEDE Big Data and Machine Learning

August 10: Publishing Data in Repositories

September 1-2: XSEDE MPI Workshop

TBD (postponed to Fall 2020): UC Data Day

The DCSS plans to resume in the fall, but while in-person workshops are suspended, there are HPC training resources available remotely including:

XSEDETraining YouTube Channel for workshops on Hadoop, Spark, OpenMP, GPU programming with OpenACC

XSEDE & Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Workshops

Ohio Supercomputer Center Events

Science Gateways Monthly Webinars

Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC) Events


DCS2 2020 will include both in-house and external experts in a wide range of computational and data science domains, with the aim to enrich the quality of faculty teaching, scholarship and research.

All events are free, registration is required.

2020 Events

January 28: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Institute Webinar

February 19 & 20: XSEDE monthly HPC workshop: BIG DATA

March 3: XSEDE monthly HPC workshop: GPU Programming Using OpenACC

March 4: Data Management BINGO

April 2: Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Workshops
              OSC Hands-on Workshop
              Using Parallel R at OSC

April 7 & 8:
 XSEDE monthly HPC workshop: BIG DATA

June 2-5: XSEDE HPC Boot Camp

June 29 - Webinar Handling IP and Data in Grants - Geoffrey Pinski - Co-sponsored with FEC

July 13: Getting Published: Editors Panel


2019 Series

February 12 & 13XSEDE monthly HPC workshop: BIG DATA  

February 26 & 27: Text Mining Hathi Trust Resources Using Python

March 5XSEDE monthly HPC workshop: GPU Programming Using OpenACC

March 12Rob Sisneros, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

April 3: Ohio Supercomputer Center: OnDemandhand’s on workshop & presentation

April 16Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, R Studio

April 26Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC) UC Research Case Study Deep Dive
Application Deep Dives to work more closely with application communities to understand full workflows for diverse research teams in order to evaluate bottlenecks and potential capacity issues

June 3-6XSEDE monthly HPC workshop: HPC BOOT CAMP

July 11: DCSS Social at Kingsgate Bearcat Lounge

September 17: Lisa Federer, PhD, Data Science and Open Science Librarian at the National Library of Medicine.
Lecture & Luncheon: If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data
Workshop: Creating Customized Data Visualization With Ggplot2 In R

October 1-2: XSEDE monthly HPC workshop: BIG DATA

October 10: Emad Khazraee, PhD, Data Scientist at Indeed, Fellow at Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

November 5: XSEDE Monthly HPC workshop: OpenMP

November 7: Research Computing: A View from the Trenches, George Turner, Indiana University Chief Systems Architect, University Information Technology Services (UITS) Research Technologies

November 7: Linux 101, an Introduction

November 13: GIS Day

Videos of presentations and workshops from the DCSS 2018 & 2019 Series

DCSS 2018 Final Summary Report

Contact Information

Amy Koshoffer, Science Informationist, UC Libraries -

Amy Latessa, Research Coordinator, IT@UC Research Computing Services,

Jane E. Combs, Associate Director IT@UC Research Computing Services, University of Cincinnati

Ted Baldwin, Director of Science and Engineering Libraries, UC Libraries -