“Challenges of Big Data“
Interdisciplinary Summer School 
University of Pittsburgh
August 13-17, 2018


We are organizing a small, pilot interdisciplinary graduate summer school on the Challenges of Big Data from August 13-17 at the University of Pittsburgh.  We will accept between 12 and 20 science, philosophy, and history and philosophy of science graduate students from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.  The goal is to provide guidance and experience in interdisciplinary engagement, encompassing historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives.  We will discuss challenges that big data generate, such as quantity vs. quality of big data, managing privacy and application, transparency and bias in the analysis of big data, and how to write from and for different disciplines.   Following the group discussion each morning, students will divide into small groups to collaborate in writing a perspective-style article on some aspect of big data. We will meet from 10 am to 4 pm each day, concluding with a dinner on Friday, August 17.

 Presentations by:

• Michael J. Becich, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine

• Lillian Chong, Department of Chemistry

• David Danks, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University 

• Angela Gronenborn, Department of Structural Biology 

• Sandra Mitchell, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

 


How To Apply:

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Organizing Committee:

Sandra Mitchell, Department of History and Philosophy of Science This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Angela Gronenborn, Department of Structural Biology This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lillian Chong, Department of Chemistry  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Co-sponsored by the Department of Structural Biology, School of Medicine; the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, the Office of the Provost and the Associate Dean's Office for Graduate Studies and Research, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.