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The NSF 2026 Idea Machine!

The NSF 2026 Idea Machine is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

KDD LogoSan Diego Selected for Major Data Science and Machine Learning Conference in 2020

The Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) today announced that the City of San Diego has been selected as the venue for its KDD 2020 conference. For over 20 years, KDD has served as one of the premier global meetings on artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science.

The annual conference, which brings together several thousand leading researchers and practitioners from academia and industry, is expected to be held in August 2020 in downtown San Diego.

Rajesh Gupta, director of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego, and Yan Liu, director of the USC Machine Learning Center, will serve as general co-chairs for the meeting. 

This year’s KDD 2018 Conference will take place in London in late August. Further information on San Diego’s KDD 2020 Conference will be made available later this year. (Read more here.)

Jeff ElmanPassing of Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science Jeffrey L. Elman

It is with great and wrenching sadness that we announce the passing of Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science Jeffrey L. Elman, who died suddenly on Thursday, June 28.


Highlighted Events

West Big Data Hub All Hands Meeting 

Sept. 20, 2018 (all day)
Location: Boise State, Boise, Idaho

Calling all HDSI partners and data enthusiasts! Join colleagues from industry, academia, nonprofits, and government on September 20 for West Big Data Innovation Hub's 2018 Open Annual All Hands Meeting in scenic Boise, Idaho!

Your leadership and participation will strengthen our community as we embark on the next phase of #BDHubs. Besides the updates on our flagship initiatives, community-led sessions on Data Science Education, Data Ethics, Smart & Connected Communities, Health Data, Infrastructure and other topics, this year we will feature hands-on facilitated 'collaboration sprints' for road-mapping current and future projects. There will be a talented graphic facilitator to help us visualize a shared, collaborative trajectory and create a tangible take-home #WestData18 souvenir. 

Also new this year: 'Pay It Forward' Registration options to support Early Career community members who might not otherwise be able to join. To learn more and register, visit