UW Data Science Center

The goal of the UW Data Science Center is to lower the barrier to entry into productive analysis of data.  

Additionally, we seek to foster the careers of our participants and to build the data science capacity in Wyoming, to the benefit of its residents (including businesses and governments).

Many of the activities of the Data Science Center take place in Aven Nelson room 210, where the center is housed.

This webspace is public by default (read-only). You can request write access with an email to Alex Buerkle

Working groups 

Short courses and workshops

Mailing lists

For communication beyond these confluence pages, we have two internal mailing lists. UW users are welcome to subscribe themselves at the following links:

  • data-science-center – this is our main list for communication about things of interest to the data science center

  • data-science-center-announce – this is a moderated list with low-frequency mailings that announce major events and activities.

Consultation – Data science office hours during the academic year

Person and affiliation

Place

Time

Expertise

Shannon Albeke, UW (mail)

Agriculture 316/323

by appointment

General computing with R, statistics and spatial analyses (R, ArcGIS and other open source software)

Alex Buerkle, UW (mail, web)

online in fall '21

by appointment

computing (R, C, Perl, UNIX, HPC, etc.), statistics, and genomics

Josh Harrison, UW (mailweb)

Aven Nelson 202

by appointment

R, basic Linux, JAGS, slurm, shell scripting, enough python and perl to be dangerous, amplicon seq. processing, general stats

Jason Mercer, UW (mail, web)

 

by appointment 

General computing with R, tidyverse + ggplot2, Stan-based Bayesian analysis, physically based modeling and inversion (isotopes, hydrology, geophysics), singularity containers, student ambassador for UWyo’s high performance computing system

Gordon Custer, UW (mail)

Zoom 

by appointment

Amplicon sequence processing, general computing in R, general stats with a microbial ecology focus, basic shell scripts 

Jared Studyvin, UW Stats Dept. (mail)

RH 333

Zoom

M 10-12, T 10-11, W 10-11 and by appointment

R: statistical analyses, data wrangling, data visualization, JAGS

Mikey Tabak, WEST, Inc. (mail)

E-meeting

by appointment

Deep learning (computer vision and Artificial Neural Nets); Bayesian modeling; Ecological and epidemiological modeling and simulations; Python, R, Stan

Jason Carlisle, WEST, Inc. (mail)

Zoom

by appointment

Wildlife statistics (abundance, distribution, survival, movement), spatial analysis, sampling and study design, R package development, data-science internships and training

Dylan Perkins, ARCC (mail)

Zoom

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-3PM or by appointment

Anything ARCC related. Drop-in during these hours for help using Teton, the petaLibrary or any other service ARCC provides.

Internship program

WEST (an environmental and statistical consulting company founded in Wyoming) hosts paid data-science internships in partnership with Wyoming EPSCoR. These are suitable for undergraduate or graduate students or recent alum. See https://microcollaborative.atlassian.net/l/c/EGHpQZkc for more information.

Competitions

We have considered hosting a local data science competition at UW.  We would use this an opportunity to learn from one another, with in person meetings and discussions of the projects and entries, including by judges and attendees who are data science professionals.  Additionally, some students are interested in Kaggle and other competitions.  More information is on the Data Science competitions page.

Other data science topics

Knowledge base

Confluence
  • How do we share code and Rmarkdown output?: consider shared projects on Rstudio.cloud

Cluster and other research computing
  • How to use git

  • How to get access to cluster computing resources at UW

  • How to ssh to the cluster computer (Teton, teton.uwyo.edu)

  • How to submit jobs to the shared queue for the cluster computing with SLURM

Statistical modeling



Recent space activity

Space contributors