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 2021 Remote Events

July 28: Python Tools for Data Science

August 4-5: Workshop: Advanced Computing for Social Change Curriculum Development

August 10 -11: XSEDE HPC workshop: BIG DATA & MACHINE LEARNING

August 31: Machine Actionable Data Management Plans And The Dmptool

September 8: R Introduction Workshop

September 14: ESRI’s StoryMaps

September 22: Series: R Introduction Workshop

September 29: Series: R Intermediate Workshop

September 30: Writing a Good Data Management Plan

October 6: Series: R Advanced Workshop

Past 2021 Events

January 12: XSEDE Code Performance and Scaling Training

January 12: XSEDE HPC Workshop: OpenMP

January 14: Intro to UC's Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Resources: HPC computing/analysis tools for Research and Education
                      Intro to ARC slides             Workshop Recording

January 19: Writing a Data Management Plan

January 21: XSEDE Webinar: An Introduction to Singularity: Containers for Scientific and High-Performance Computing

January 22: Linux 101
                      Linux 101 presentation slides

January 29: Introduction to Jetstream & Hands on Tutorial
UC Jetstream Slides

February 2 & 3: XSEDE monthly HPC workshop: BIG DATA and MACHINE LEARNING

February 10: ESRI's StoryMaps

February 18: XSEDE Webinar: Performance Tuning and Single Processor Optimization

March 2: XSEDE HPC Workshop: GPU Programming Using OpenACC

March 4:  Open Access - Making Harmful Habits History

March 16: Using OpenRefine to Clean Your Data

March 24: R Data Analysis Workshop

March 31: Using R and a researcher ORCID profile to create resumes

April 6 & 7: XSEDE HPC monthly workshop: Big Data and Machine Learning

April 14: R Data Visualization Workshop

May 4: Webinar: Introduction to Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum

May 4 & 5: XSEDE HPC Workshop: MPI 

May 14: Using the Jetstream API: an Introduction

May 27: Webinar: Introduction to Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum

June 2: Cleaning your data with OpenRefine

June 8 - 11:  XSEDE HPC Workshop: HPC Summer Boot Camp

June 17 - 18: Workshop: Advanced Computing for Social Change Curriculum Development

June 30: Writing a Data Management Plan

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

Summer 2020: Publishing Lifecycle of Data Webinar Series

June 2-5: XSEDE HPC Boot Camp

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

Aug 4-5: XSEDE Big Data and Machine Learning

September 1-2: XSEDE MPI Workshop

October 23: UC Data Day

November 3: XSEDE HPC Workshop: OpenMP

November 18: 3C GIS Day

December 1: University of Cincinnati World AIDS Day Symposium and Workshop

December 1-2: XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data & Machine Learning

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

DCSS 2019 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 -