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.  

The Data and Computational Science Series (DCS2 ) “Version 2.0” for 2019 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. 

Planned areas of focus:

Data Visualization: The Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library (Braunstein Hall) is the new home of a Visualization Laboratory space.  This highly-desired resource is available to faculty in all disciplines and  allows classes and other groups to explore and present their work in innovative and insightful ways. We plan to host beginner to advanced level workshops, taught by internal and external experts, that will enhance visual thinking and data visualization best practices.


The Data and Computational Science Series (DCS2) 2019 will host 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.

Upcoming 2019 Events

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

Completed 2019 Events

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

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

DCSS 2018 Final Summary Report

Contact Information

Amy Latessa, Research Coordinator, IT@UC Research and Development,

Jane E. Combs, Associate Director IT@UC Research and Development, University of Cincinnati

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

Amy Koshoffer, Science Informationist, UC Libraries -