Undergraduate Newsletter Archive

Undergraduate Newsletter Archives

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2018-2019 Academic Year

Summer 2019

Source: https://mailchi.mp/e101aa133956/your-data-science-newsletter

** Hello, future champions of Data Science!
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We hope you are enjoying your summer vacation and excited for the start of the next school year as you finalize your Fall course schedule. As a reminder, last week we authorized our MINORS into our courses. If you had a pending EASy request for one of our courses, be sure to check your email and enroll asap!

PROJECT OPPORTUNITY

One of the labs on our floor has a research project that they’re looking for a student to work on! Their group is known as the Systems Biology Research Group (SBRG (http://systemsbiology.ucsd.edu/) ) and they study the complexity of cellular life using experimental and computational methods that span the genome to the phenotype. “Developing, integrating, and applying new methods allow us to gain a systems view of life – from bacterial to human.”

Their sub-group within the SBRG is known as the Adaptive Laboratory Evolution (ALE) group. Adaptive Laboratory Evolution (ALE) is a powerful experimental technique that exploits the inherent competition at play within a microbial culture and the natural accumulation of mutations to select for desired phenotypic traits, without requiring a prior knowledge on how such traits would arise. They have automated this process using robots and high-throughput technology and they are now working to consolidate, visualize, and mine all of the data generated.

This project has two goals:
* To grow a database of experimental evolution mutations and conditions
* To automate the visualization of the rate and magnitude of growth for the different dimensions of the database.

This will involve:
* Analyze publications on experimental evolution to locate their DNA sequencing data and experimental conditions
* Execute a high-throughput mutation prediction pipeline on the DNA sequencing data

Technologies used include:
* Python
* bash
* Jupyter+matplotlib (visualizations)
* Javascript (visualizations)
* bioinformatics software packages
* Linux
* Google Cloud
* AWS
* Docker Technology (http://interest.to/)

Candidates should be an undergraduate UC San Diego student with the following interests:
* Biology

DR. SHANNON ELLIS

Shannon Ellis is an Assistant Teaching Professor at UC San Diego in the Cognitive Science Department. Before joining the faculty at UC San Diego, she received her Ph.D. in human genetics from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Shannon is passionate about data science, ethical data analysis, and education. One priority of her work has been working to ensure that data science education is accessible to marginalized populations and groups who typically have not had access to such materials. Shannon loves getting to work with, teach, and learn from the undergraduates at UCSD.

Course information and expectations:

COGS9 is truly an introduction to data science. COGS9 is a survey course, which means that it serves as an introduction to the topics you’ll spend time learning more in-depth if you go on to take other data science courses. As such, there are no prerequisites and you are not expected to come in with any particular set of knowledge beforehand. COGS9 is meant to introduce students to what data science is and what data scientists do on a daily basis. The course is meant to discuss the awesome things data scientists have already accomplished, walk students through the data science process, and get students excited to learn more about the field. As it is not a particularly technical class, there is a fair amount of reading. This is meant to get you up to speed on the state of the field and get you comfortable with reading about data science early on in your academic career.

Tips for Success in COGS9:
1. Come excited to learn!
2. Be ready to engage with the material. This includes being ready to read.
3. Participation during lecture through both clicker and questions/discussion will increase what you learn – come ready to participate.

Source: https://mailchi.mp/875f5e2b7a2a/your-data-science-newsletter

** Good morning, relaxing Data Scientists!
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This week we will begin authorizing our MINORS into our DSC courses. Keep an eye on your email and be sure to enroll asap!

If you missed last week’s Newsletter, we are now accepting COGS 108 as an approved DS25 elective! For those of you who have already taken the course, simply submit a VAC request for us to update your degree audit. If you have not already taken the course, be sure to complete DSC 80 before pursuing your COGS 108 elective course.

To learn more about this course, check out our Faculty Spotlight below feauturing Dr. Bradley Voytek, the person who created the course – as well as the first-ever Data Science focused course offered at UC San Diego, COGS 9!
Dr. Bradley Voytek

Dr. Bradley Voytek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, and the Neurosciences Graduate Program at UC San Diego. He is both an Alfred P. Sloan Neuroscience Research Fellow and National Academies of Sciences Kavli Fellow, as well as a founding faculty member of the UC San Diego Data Science program and Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley in neuroscience and was a post-doctoral fellow at UC San Francisco.

Voytek’s research lab focuses on understanding how the 86 billion or so neurons in the human brain coordinate their communication in an unfathomably complex electrical orchestra. Specifically, his group studies the computational role that neural oscillations play in coordinating information transfer in the brain. To do this, they combine large-scale data mining and machine learning techniques with hypothesis-driven experimental research.

In addition to his neuroscience research, Voytek was the first Data Scientist at Uber back in 2011, where he helped build Uber’s data science team. He continues to be active in the data science community as an Advisor and Investor for startups, with a particular focus on making San Diego the world data science hub. More importantly, he is also the world’s expert on the zombie brain, along with his friend and fellow neuroscientist Timothy Verstynen. Together they published the book Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? (http://amazon.com/Zombies-Dream-Undead-Sheep-Neuroscientific/dp/0691157286) , by Princeton University Press.

In 2014, Voytek created the first undergraduate Data Science class, COGS 9, “Introduction to Data Science.” The first students in that class (only 24 people back then!) created the Data Science Student Society (DS3). Those students have gone on to become a Product Manager at Adobe, PhD student at Stanford, and Research Fellow at Sandia National Labs, among others.

In response to student demand for more data science projects, Voytek created COGS 108, “Data Science in Practice” in 2017. This class was specifically designed to address growing student concerns that “only people with graduate degrees can get jobs in data science.” While many machine learning and AI classes make use of classic, clean datasets, real world data science is not so kind. It involves messy, noisy, confusing data generated by real people. The intent of COGS 108 is give students the opportunity to build their data science portfolios,—to give them a final project that demonstrates their ability to take real world data and apply creative, data-driven solutions. We want to arm students with problem solving tools so that they can show that it’s not the PhD that makes a great data scientist, it’s knowing how to think critically, and cleverly, about data.

You can read Professor Voytek’s research on Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ydFvGx0AAAAJ) and find his latest work on bioRxiv (https://www.biorxiv.org/search/voytek) and his lab’s GitHub (https://github.com/voytekresearch) . In addition you can see his lab website (http://voyteklab.com/) or his Twitter (https://twitter.com/bradleyvoytek) .

Source: https://mailchi.mp/f0d19d94d5bf/your-data-science-newsletter

** Happy Monday, vacationing Data Scientists!
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DSC Student Affairs will be CLOSED THIS THURSDAY in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. As a reminder, capped major application decisions must be made by July 5th- don’t wait until the last minute to reach out with your questions and concerns!

We have some exciting news regarding DSC elective course options. We have proposed to add COGS 108 and COGS 118D to our approved elective courses within our curriculum. Students who have completed the course can send a message to DSC Student Affairs through your Virtual Advising Center requesting for their degree audit to be updated to include this course as an approved DSC elective. In regard to COGS 108, if you have not taken the course but now plan to do so, be sure to complete DSC 80 as a major requirement before moving on to COGS 108 as an elective course.

Speaking of COGS 108, one of the course projects from last year was retweeted by BILL GATES! The team of four undergraduates used data science tools like Python to create their final class project, “Death: Reality vs. Reported”. Based on their analysis of millions of datasets over a 17-year period, they found the reality is that passive death like heart disease may be among the most common killers, yet rarities like lethal terrorism grab most of the headlines. They found that terrorism, compared to the number of deaths it causes, was 3906-times-over-represented in the media. Gates tweeted in response to their posted findings, “I’m always amazed by the disconnect between what we see in the news and the reality of the world”. Pretty impressive recognition considering the philanthropist and famous tech guru claims 47.5 million Twitter followers! If you’re interested in seeing what else Bill Gates finds interesting, check out this article
(https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613668/ai-chips-uses-optical-semiconductor-machine-learning/) describing how Gates just backed a chip startup that uses light to turbocharge AI.

While on the topic of new elective course options, we would like to introduce our next Faculty Spotlight, Alex Cloninger, who will be teaching DSC 120 this Spring Quarter:
ALEX CLONINGER

Alex Cloninger is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at UCSD. He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation from the University of Maryland in 2014, and was then an NSF Postdoc and Gibbs Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Yale University until 2017, when he joined UCSD. Alex researches problems around the analysis of high dimensional data. He focuses on approaches that model the data as being locally lower dimensional, including data concentrated near manifolds or subspaces. These types of problems arise in a number of scientific disciplines, including imaging, medicine, and artificial intelligence, and the techniques developed relate to a number of machine learning and statistical algorithms, including deep learning, network analysis, and measuring distances between probability distributions. Alex has worked with a number of collaborators in scientific disciplines outside math on data intensive problems, including collaborations with researchers at
National Institutes of Health and National Geospatial Administration, and economics , physics, and medical departments at various universities.

DSC 120, Signal Processing for Data Analysis offered Spring 2020, will focus on ideas from both classical and modern signal processing, with the main themes of sampling continuous data and building informative representations of data using orthonormal bases, frames, and data dependent operators. The main topics covered will be sampling theory, Fourier analysis, lossy transformations and compression, time and spatial filters, and random Fourier features and their connections to kernel methods. The main sources of data that will be considered are time series and streaming signals, and various imaging modalities. In this course, you will be expected to already feel comfortable with linear algebra and basic scientific programming, and you will be expected to write small coding projects, solve math problems around signal processing, and understand and prove various transformation properties. The main learning goals of this course are:
* Understand the basic principles of signal and image sampling, aliasing, and its connections to linear algebra
* Learn basic Fourier analysis, with an emphasis on DFT and the FFT algorithm
* Get hands on experience with lossy transformations for compression, filtering, and denoising, with an emphasis on the importance of sparse representations
* Gain exposure to local transformations such as moving averages, Haar wavelets, and general time/spatial filters
* Build Python framework for collecting and analyzing streaming data

The best way to succeed in this course will be to stay on top of homework and keep up with material prior to exams, as many of the topics will build on each other throughout the quarter. The exams will be composed of different components, including writing pseudocode, working problems, and theory, so you must be prepared for each of these components of the course.

Source: https://mailchi.mp/c17ae04626b0/your-data-science-newsletter

** Hello, summering Data Scientists!
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We are still here and happy to help over the summer! If you received a letter grade of D or F in one of your required DSC courses, re-enroll in the course for the Fall as soon as possible and feel free to schedule an appointment, either on campus or over the phone, to receive support with revising your long term plan. Instructions for requesting an appointment can be found here (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/advising/) .

As a reminder, our capped major application is CLOSED. Students will receive a message through the Virtual Advising Center with their application decision between today and July 1st. Students MUST accept or decline their offer by July 5th. The next application cycle is planned for February 27th.

OPPORTUNITIES:
* The Partnership for Public Services has a new initiative for those interested in cyber security careers: https://cybertalentinitiative.org/. Applications are due in October. They are seeking students who plan to graduate in 2020 with student loan debt. Selected students would spend two years working for the federal government and then two years with a private sector employers.

* Interested in using data science in journalism? The New York Times’ Data Training is now open to the public. More information about the Nieman Lab can be found here (https://twitter.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=818b59cc06f8b8376dd59bcf8&id=e1feabf88f&e=2a776dc8f9) , and Data Training materials can be found here (https://twitter.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=818b59cc06f8b8376dd59bcf8&id=f30071858b&e=2a776dc8f9) .

* Wells Fargo is hosting a Campus Analytics Challenge (CAC) starting July 2019. You can use this link (https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/campus-analytics-challenge-2019 ) to sign up and receive the latest updates and information about the schedule of the event. There will be 5 winners each team getting $3000 cash and the best team will also get an opportunity to do a presentation (travel expenses covered by Wells Fargo). There is no limitations on team members as long as one of the member must be a registered as STUDENT within an affiliate degree program within USA. MindSumo is the platform hosting the event and Wells Fargo provide the dataset, and detailed information on grading rubric , on how the model will be evaluated and scored.

* An additional summer opportunity to study Art and Empathy is included in our Faculty Spotlight below!

As promised, we will be using our newsletter to share information about our faculty, the courses they teach, and tips for success within those courses! Our first Faculty Spotlight is Robert Twomey.

Robert taught DSC 20 this Spring, is teaching DSC 10 this summer, and is currently creating an upper division elective course focused on “Data Science and the Arts”! Check out this article (https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/making-art-with-ai) about a similar course he recently taught and how you can potentially explore this exciting domain application with the new course he is creating!

As mentioned, Robert is currently looking for students to participate in a current research project for this summer- keep reading to find out how to take advantage of his expertise and get involved with his research!

ROBERT TWOMEY

Robert Twomey is an artist and engineer exploring the poetic intersection of human and machine perception. His projects harness the potential of new technologies while critically engaging their limitations. His dissertation, A Machine for Living In, employed smart home technologies to study the home as a site of intimate life. Twomey has worked in a variety of research domains throughout his career including experimental game design, neuroimaging, digital fabrication, and digital arts and music. He has presented his work at SIGGRAPH, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Seattle Art Museum, and has been featured by Microsoft and Amazon.

Twomey received his BS from Yale with majors in Art and Biomedical Engineering, his MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego, and his PhD in Digital Arts and Experimental Media from the University of Washington. He is currently a postdoc with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, and a Lecturer in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Data Science at UCSD. You can learn more about his work here: roberttwomey.com (http://roberttwomey.com/)

Current Projects:

1) With co-PI Ying Wu, Twomey was awarded a $40k Research in the Arts Grant (https://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/program_files/1819/CurrentGrantees/FY18-19_Project_Descriptions_RIA.pdf) from the California Arts Council to study Art and Empathy. Starting this summer, they will use state-of-the-art wearable biosensors and machine perception to study individual and culturally-mediated variation in aesthetic engagement during real-world exploration of visual art at the San Diego Museum of Art. This work will examine neurocognitive and physiological correlates of empathy, attention, and emotion in order to explore how art museums can cultivate empathic understanding.

Contact us if you want to participate, we are looking looking for interested students!

2) Twomey will be exhibiting two projects at the ACM Creativity&Cognition and Designing Information Systems 2019 conferences: Smart home project A Machine for Living In, and Light Field Imaging Project Rover.

The exhibition is in Atkinson Hall on UCSD Campus, and Opens June 25th.

More information about the show can be found here:
https://ecologiesoftransformation.ucsd.edu/

Source: https://mailchi.mp/a73ca048dbcc/your-data-science-newsletter

** CONGRATULATIONS FUTURE DATA SCIENTISTS!
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Although we do not have any majors technically graduating this year, you all deserve a congratulations for a successful academic year at UC San Diego!

As a reminder, grades will be available on Thursday. If you receive a letter grade of D or F, please re-enroll in the course as soon as possible. All Data Science major and minor requirements must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better to meet program expectations. If you are concerned that repeating a course will impact your time to degree, please contact DSC Student Affairs for support through your Virtual Advising Center as soon as possible. Additionally, we are available over the summer for in person and phone appointments. Instructions for requesting an appointment can be found here (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/advising/) .

Our capped major application closes June 23rd. If you have yet to submit your application and you are interested in changing into our major, submit your application here (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/prospective-students/continuing-students/) as soon as possible.

Don’t worry- we will continue sending our Weekly Data Science Newsletter over the summer! We plan to use our newsletter to share information about our instructors and tips for how to be successful in our courses. We are also still accepting student submissions if you have an internship, research, or project experience you would like to share to help show your peers how to apply your data science skill set and knowledge outside of the classroom. If you are interested in sharing your experience, send your submission to dscstudent@ucsd.edu today!

Have a great, safe summer, and let us know if you need anything before you return to campus for the Fall- we are here and happy to help!
SHOUT OUT TO DSC 170 STUDENTS!

Check out this article (https://medium.com/geoai/esri-microsoft-join-uc-san-diego-teaching-practical-geospatial-data-science-and-deep-learning-3d7e62bd23fb) written about the projects completed within our DSC170 course offered for this first time this Spring Quarter!

We plan to offer the course again Winter 2020. More information about this course and other planned electives for next year can be found here (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/course-information/) .

Spring Quarter 2019

Source: https://mailchi.mp/36b15f0b7271/your-data-science-newsletter

** Finish strong, brilliant data scientists!
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You’re almost there! We hope you are feeling confident as you enter your finals week. We are still offering advising hours this week if you find you need any support. As a reminder, DSC Student Affairs is in the office throughout the summer and we are happy to answer any VAC messages and conduct any phone appointments, especially for students who are not local to the San Diego area. Instructions for requesting an appointment can be found here (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/advising/) .

For those of you interested in taking courses over the summer at a community college located in California, the assist.org (https://assist.org/) website just received a HUGE makeover! This resource should be much easier to navigate with this update and you can access a tutorial video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=AJcnVNdmKQI) to learn how to specifically identify courses that will transfer to UC San Diego. If you are not local to California, or are just interested in refining your skill set over the summer rather than taking courses for credit, you can log into edX.org (https://www.edx.org/) with your ucsd.edu email address to access online, self-paced classes for free! For those of you enrolled in DSC 30 for the Fall Quarter who have never been exposed to the Java language before, we definitely recommend you use this as a way to familiarize yourself with the language in preparation for the Fall.

This Friday is UC Health Data Day! UC San Diego Health invites scientists, students, and staff interested in using health data to unleash the next generation of discoveries in biomedical and health care delivery!
UC San Diego Health’s data repositories contain more than 55 billion rows of clinical data and are essential tools in biomedical research and quality improvement. You’ll learn what clinical data is available, how to gain access to it, and the UC San Diego infrastructure available to securely analyze this data. You’ll also gain insights into regulatory and institutional policies on the use of our clinical data assets for research and care improvement.
Interested in attending? Register here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-uc-health-data-day-tickets-59015235157) .

As a reminder, our capped major application closes JUNE 23RD.
If you have not already done so and are an eligible student, submit your application here (https://soeapp.ucsd.edu/cappedmajor/DSC) asap!

Stay confident, finish strong, and don’t forget to take care of yourself during this week. If you need any help or support, don’t hesitate to come in for a drop-in advising session or reach out to us through your Virtual Advising Center- it’s what we’re here for!
STUDENT SHOUT OUT!
We would like to give special shout out to Bolin Yang.

Bolin is graduating this year with a double major in Applied Mathematics and Economics, and our Data Science Minor! He was the first student to declare our Data Science minor, and will officially be the first student to graduate with a completed Data Science minor from UC San Diego.

Congratulations, Bolin!
Events:
* Monday, June 10^th: Destress Mondays, Commuter Lounger, 10am-1pm
* Tuesday, June 11^th: Introduction to Privacy at UC San Diego (GDPR and CCPA), University Center 11A Conference Room, 1pm
* Tuesday, June 11^th: Mindfulness for Daily Living, 190 Galbraith Hall, 3pm-4pm
* Wednesday, June 12^th: Relaxation Skills Drop In Workshop, 190 Galbraith Hall, 2pm-3pm
* Wednesday, June 12^th: Black Women’s Collective, The Womens Center, 5pm-6:30pm
* Thursday, June 13^th: Foundations of Well-Being Daily Drop-In Workshop, CAPS Central Office 190 Galbraith Hall, 3pm-4pm
* Thursday, June 13^th: UCSD-TV: Artic Sea Ice, Upper Atmosphere Transport, and Trade Winds, Spectrum Channel 1231, Cox Channel 135, ATT U-verse Channel 99, 8pm
* Friday, June 14^th: UC Health Data Day, UC San Diego Medical Education and Telemedicine Building, 8:30am-5pm, Register Here! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-uc-health-data-day-tickets-59015235157)
* Saturday, June 15th – Sunday June 16th: Volunteer at All-Campus Commencement 2019, UCSD RIMAC Field, 6am-6pm

ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN
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Resource Spotlight!

Good luck on finals this week! If you need a study space, the library’s East Commons is open 24 hours and you can check hours for other library areas here (https://library.ucsd.edu/hours/index.html) .

-Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian (https://ucsd.libguides.com/data-science/ )

APPROACHING DEADLINES
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June 10th:
Deadline to file for “Request to receive a grade of Incomplete”: Spring 2019

June 14th:
Deadline to file for “Removal of Grade Incomplete” from previous quarter

June 14th:
Spring Quarter ends

June 15th-16th:
Commencement programs

June 20th:
SP19 Grades available on TritonLink

June 23rd:
DS25 Capped Major Application Closes

Source: https://mailchi.mp/f4aae1acfe6f/your-data-science-newsletter

** Time to focus, studious Data Scientists!
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Today is Week 10 and officially the last week of instruction for the Spring 2019 Quarter! If you need a break from finals, join us Friday from 11am-12:30pm in the San Diego Supercomputer Center Auditorium for an HDSI Seminar Talk (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/events/artificial-intelligence-ai-solutions-for-computational-chemistry-and-organic-chemistry-tasks/) on “AI Solutions for Computational Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Tasks”.

As a reminder, DSC Student Affairs will still be holding advising hours throughout the end of the academic year and over the summer as well! If you are unable to attend an appointment on campus, feel free to schedule a phone appointment instead. Instructions for scheduling an appointment can be found here (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/advising/) on our website.

Just like last summer, we will be offering a “Summer Highlight Series” through the Newsletter where we showcase student projects, internships, and our faculty. If you have a summer internship, research position, or project you would like to share, we are now accepting submissions at dscstudent@ucsd.edu.

Enjoy your last week of instruction and best of luck as you prepare for your finals. If you need any support, don’t hesitate to reach out to us through your Virtual Advising Center or to utilize drop-in advising hours (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/advising/) . We are here and happy to help!
DS3 OPPORTUNITY!

DS3 is looking for members to fill various committee positions:
* Webmaster team
* Events
* Marketing
* Datathon Committee
* DSC Day Committee

Being a part of these committees is a great way to be involved in DS3 and help make campus-wide events happen! They are also an excellent way to connect with other data science students and be more involved with the data science community here on campus.

Here’s a link to the app: https://forms.gle/tVxb63ZHhL8ggru38 (https://forms.gle/tVxb63ZHhL8ggru38)

The deadline for responses is Tuesday, June 4th, at noon.
Events:
* Monday, June 3^rd: Move Your Body Tone Your Mind, The Zone, 10am-10:45am
* Monday, June 3^rd: Destress Mondays, Commuter Lounge, 10am-1pm
* Monday, June 3^rd: UCSD Blood Drive, Bloodmobile on Library Walk, 10am-3:30pm
* Monday, June 3^rd: Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time, Atkinson Hall- Theater Vroom, 4pm-5:30pm
* Tuesday, June 4^th: Asian American Community Forum, Cross Cultural Center Conference Room, 12pm-1pm
* Tuesday, June 4^th: Mindfulness for Daily Living, 190 Galbraith Hall, 3pm-4pm
* Tuesday, June 4^th: Why is UCSD Lonely, Price Center East Forum (4^th Floor), 7pm-9pm, RSVP Here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-is-ucsd-lonely-tickets-61614799524?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button)
* Wednesday, June 5^th: UCSD Blood Drive, Bloodmobile on Library Walk, 10am-3:30pm
* Wednesday, June 5^th: Orientation for Graduating Students, Career Center, 12pm-1pm
* Wednesday, June 5^th: Relaxation Skills Drop In Workshop, 190 Galbraith Hall, 2pm-3pm
* Wednesday, June 5^th: The Center for Ethics in Science & Technology: What is in the Air we Breathe, Fleet Science Center- Balboa Park, 5pm, Registration Required (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-in-the-air-we-breathe-tickets-54870615488)
* Thursday, June 6^th: Foundations of Well-Being Daily Drop-In Workshop, CAPS Central Office 190 Galbraith Hall, 3pm-4pm
* Friday, June 7^th: Flourish @ UC San Diego, Student Health Services, Murray’s Place, 9am-10am
* Friday, June 7^th: HDSI Seminar: AI Solutions for Computational Chemistry, 11am-12:30pm, SDSC Auditorium
* Saturday, June 8^th: World Oceans Day at Birch Aquarium, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 11am-3pm

ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN
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Check it out!

I’m a big believer that data science skills can be applied to just about any question. The challenge comes in matching data science folks with organizations and issues that could benefit from data science solutions. Two groups that work to build those bridges are DrivenData and Code for America. DrivenData (https://www.drivendata.org/) partners with non-profits and other organizations to host competitions on projects “at the intersection of data science and social impact” (health, conservation, etc.). Code for America (https://www.codeforamerica.org/) connects digital-savvy folks with government groups to improve government services in light of new technologies. There is a local chapter, Open San Diego (https://opensandiego.org/) , you can check out if you’re interested.

-Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian (https://ucsd.libguides.com/data-science/ )

APPROACHING DEADLINES
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June 7th:
Instruction ends

June 8th-14th:
Final Exams

June 10th:
Deadline to file for “Request to receive a grade of Incomplete”: Spring 2019

June 14th:
Deadline to file for “Removal of Grade Incomplete” from previous quarter

June 14th:
Spring Quarter ends

June 15th-16th:
Commencement programs

June 20th:
SP19 Grades available on TritonLink

June 23rd:
DS25 Capped Major Application Closes

Source: https://mailchi.mp/b3db61a54746/your-data-science-newsletter

** Happy Memorial Day, brave Data Scientists!
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* DSC Student Affairs is CLOSED today in observance of the holiday

* Our capped major application (https://soeapp.ucsd.edu/cappedmajor/DSC ) is now open and will close June 23rd

* In preparation for new majors accepted through the capped major application, we will not authorize minors into our lower division courses (DSC 20, 30, 40A, 40B, 80) until July 8th

* In preparation for our new incoming freshman majors, we will not authorize minors from the DSC 10 waitlist until September 3rd


This Wednesday and Thursday, The Center for Wireless Communications (CWC) at UC San Diego is holding its seventh annual “5G and Beyond” Forum. The Forum will discuss innovations and challenges in circuit, sensing, communication, networking and analytics techniques leading to next generations of networks and devices, and how they can enable new applications and user experiences like connected health, smart transportation, smart manufacturing and immersive multimedia. As in previous 5G Forums, industry leaders and experts from different industry segments, together with experts from academia, will participate as speakers and panelists. The Forum will conclude with a planning session to decide on new research projects which will help shape wireless innovations in CWC, member companies, and beyond. To learn more about the event, the industry speakers, and to access the registration page, click here! (http://5g.ucsd.edu/)

This Friday, Tritons for Sally Ride Science is proud to present our second annual Ignite Talk at UC San Diego. This year’s Ignite Talk theme is Charting the Stars. You won’t want to miss the chance to hear from 12 speakers in varying points of their careers, with industry professionals, researchers in academia, and current undergraduate and graduate students. The speakers come from backgrounds ranging from medicine, technology, theater, and business so we can learn about their unique paths and how they are charting their stars. One of the speakers will be Ilkay Altintas, the Chief Data Science Officer for the San Diego Supercomputer Center, as well as one of our very own Data Science majors!
We know this can be a stressful time with Fall Quarter enrollment and finals just around the corner. Be sure to utilize drop-in advising hours this Friday from 9am-12pm, and always feel free to contact us through your Virtual Advising Center (http://vac.ucsd.edu) with your questions and concerns- we are here and happy to help!
Student Shout Out!

Check out Parker Addison, a second year Data Science major, this Friday at the Ignite Talk at UC San Diego. Click here (https://www.ignitetalksucsd.com/) to learn more!
Event this week:
* Monday, May 27^th: Destress Mondays, Commuter Lounge, 10am-1pm
* Monday, May 27^th: Gay Men’s Relationship Forum, The Women’s Center Small Group Room, 2:30pm-4pm
* Tuesday, May 28^th: Stem Cell Therapies and You- A Patient Advocate Event, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, Duane Roth Auditorium on the 2^nd floor, 12pm-1:30pm, Registration Required (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stem-cell-therapies-and-you-a-patient-advocate-event-tickets-61132241179)
* Tuesday, May 28^th: South Asian & Desi Forum, The Cross Cultural Center- Room 2, 12pm-12:50pm
* Tuesday, May 28^th: Mindfulness For Daily Living, 190 Galbraith Hall, 3pm-4pm
* Wednesday, May 29^th: Relaxation Skills Drop In Workshop, 190 Galbraith Hall
* Wednesday, May 29^th: Black Women’s Collective, The Women’s Center, 5pm-6:30pm
* Wednesday, May 29^th: How to Paraphrase Effectively, Teaching and Learning Commons, 5:15pm-6:30pm, Sign Up Here! (https://commons.ucsd.edu/academic-support/writing/index.html)
* Wednesday, May 29^th – Thursday, May 30th: 5G & Beyond, The Alexandria at Torrey Pines, Registration Required (http://5g.ucsd.edu/) , Free for UC San Diego students!
* Thursday, May 30^th: Foundations of Well-Being Daily Drop-In Workshop, CAPS Central Office 190 Galbraith Hall, 3pm-4pm
* Thursday, May 30^th: Modern Times, The Loft, 6pm-9pm, Free Food and Swag!
* Friday, May 31^st: Flourish @ UC San Diego, Student Health Services, Murray’s Place, 9am-10am
* Friday, May 31^st: Ignite 2019- Charting the Stars, PC East Ballroom, 5pm-8pm
* Friday, May 31^st: The Design Lab- Applying the Wisdom of the University to Societal Issues, Atkinson Hall First Floor Auditorium, 5pm, Registration Required (https://members.amacad.org/content/events/eventOverview.aspx?e=10523)
* Friday, May 31^st: Chak De India!, Sixth College Lodge Quad, 6pm-9pm
* Saturday, June 1^st: ECE Design Competition Showcase, Atkinson Hall, 9am
* Saturday, June 1^st: Aankh Marey- 27th Annual Sangamsd Culture Show (https://www.facebook.com/events/2073192872779726/) , Mandeville Auditorium, 6pm-9pm

ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN
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Reading Material!

I recently came across this Medium post called “Getting Better at Machine Learning (https://medium.com/@rchang/getting-better-at-machine-learning-16b4dd913a1f) ”. Of course, I immediately thought of all the students I’ve interacted with who are really into ML! For those of you who participate in Kaggle competitions, I would definitely suggest reading this, since it focuses on the parts of the ML workflow that Kaggle competitions can gloss over.

-Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian (https://ucsd.libguides.com/data-science/ )

APPROACHING DEADLINES
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May 27th:
Memorial Day observance
DSC STUDENT AFFAIRS CLOSED

June 6th:
Data Science Capped Major Application Closes

June 7th:
Instruction ends

June 8th-14th:
Final Exams

June 10th:
Deadline to file for “Request to receive a grade of Incomplete”: Spring 2019

June 14th:
Deadline to file for “Removal of Grade Incomplete” from previous quarter

June 14th:
Spring Quarter ends

June 15th-16th:
Commencement programs

June 20th:
SP19 Grades available on TritonLink

Source: https://mailchi.mp/7ec88b1650e2/your-data-science-newsletter

** Surf’s up, data science students!
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We hope you’re ready to ride the last few waves of this SP19 Quarter as we enter Week 8. Speaking of surfing, check out the exciting Data Science Intern position for this summer with Surfline below! You can find similar job/internship postings here (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/job-opportunities/industry-partner-opportunities/) on our website.

To help with your career development and interview preparation, be sure to check out the CliftonStrengthsfinder Program offered TODAY through the Career Center (https://career.ucsd.edu/) . Drop-in anytime between 10am-1pm to reflect on what makes you special and how you can use these strengths more effectively. Subway Sandwiches & Journals will be given to the first 90 students. You can sign up here on Handshake (https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/298829?ref=recommendation-collection-show) or simply drop-by! On Tuesday, drop-in advising hours are offered for International Studies students and Econ students if these are related to your domains of interest. Locations and links to RSVP are in our “Events” section below. To stay in the loop with opportunities for career support, be sure to frequently check out the “Upcoming Events” section on Handshake (https://www.joinhandshake.com/) – all you have to do is log in with your ucsd.edu email address!

Second pass for FA19 enrollment begins TODAY. We will not begin authorizing minor students into our courses until July 8th to allow for our new majors accepted through the capped major application to enroll with priority. We will then open our courses to students outside of the program starting Week One of the FA19 Quarter. You can find our enrollment timeline here (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/course-information/enrolling-in-classes/) for reference.

Our capped major application opens THURSDAY. More information about this process and timeline can be found here (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/prospective-students/continuing-students/) . If you are not able to apply into our major this quarter, our next application cycle will be offered Winter 2020 and the following cycle will be offered Spring 2020. Please plan accordingly.

Last quick reminder- DSC Student Affairs will be closed next Monday in observance of Memorial Day. If you need support before then, be sure to utilize our drop-in advising hours today from 1pm-3:30pm or Friday from 9am-12pm. Drop-ins are first come, first served, and we will see our last student today at 3:15pm and our last student on Friday at 11:45am. If we are unable to see you during drop-ins or if you have a class conflict with these times, send us a message through your Virtual Advising Center (http://vac.ucsd.edu) !

Keep up the great work, you’re almost there!
SURFLINE (https://www.surfline.com/) Data Science Intern

“We’re looking for a Data Science Intern to assist with building a machine learning object detection system that involves selecting suitable video data and using software to manually annotate objects. This is an opportunity to understand how machine learning algorithms are trained and tuned in a commercial environment to deliver specific product objectives and to play a crucial part in delivering a working system to an audience of over 4 million monthly surfers. This internship is based out of our beachfront Huntington Beach headquarters and will require 100-200 hours.”

What You’ll Do:
* Select a suitable, representative sample of videos to train from and manually label objects in video frames
* Analyse test results and select further training data to rectify errors

What You’ll Learn:
* How we pre-prepare and label data for machine learning training
* How training and test data are split for model evaluation
* How model performance is evaluated

What We’re Looking For:
* High level of attention to detail and accuracy
* Ability to focus on a task until completion
* Current college student, eligible to receive school credit

You May Also Have:
* An interest in computer science or machine learning
* A passion for surfing and the ocean

Ready to apply? Click here (https://surfline.applytojob.com/apply/QGQOdMXl9V/) .
Events this week:
* Monday, May 20^th: CliftonStrengthsfinder Program- Grow Your Strengths, Career Center- Horizon Room, 10am-1pm, RSVP Here on Handshake (https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/298829?ref=recommendation-collection-show)
* Monday, May 20^th: HDSI Networking Night with Viasat, SDSC Auditorium, 5pm-7pm, RSVP Required (https://forms.gle/8aUvDXu4DK4mz7L18)
* Tuesday, May 21^st: Drop-In Career Advising for International Studies Program Students, GPS, RBC- Room 3132, 10am-11am, RSVP Here on Handshake (https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/309663?ref=recommendation-collection-show)
* Tuesday, May 21^st: Asian American Community Forum, Cross Cultural Center Conference Room, 12pm-1pm
* Tuesday, May 21^st: Drop-In Advising for Econ Students, Economics Building Room 200, 2:30pm-3:30pm, RSVP Here on Handshake (https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/310566?ref=recommendation-collection-show)
* Tuesday, May 21^st: Mindfulness for Daily Living, 190 Gailbraith Hall, 3pm-4pm
* Wednesday, May 22^nd: Relaxation Skills Drop In Workshop, 190 Galbraith Hall, 2pm-3pm
* Wednesday, May 22^nd: Women in Leadership, Price Center, 3:30pm, Registration Required (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-leadership-2019-tickets-59711768507)
* Wednesday, May 22^nd: Elizabeth Guffey Guest Lecture- “The Right to Live in the World: Design and Disability”, CSE 1202, 4pm
* Wednesday, May 22^nd: Border Innovation Challenge, Roth Auditorium at Sanford Consortium, 5:30pm, Registration Required (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/border-innovation-challenge-tickets-59346355547)
* Wednesday, May 22^nd: San Diego 2049- Speculative Design for Policy Making, Robinson Auditorium, 5:30pm-7:30pm, RSVP Required (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-diego-2049-closing-keynote-with-kim-stanley-robinson-and-team-project-competition-tickets-60889492110)
* Wednesday, May 22^nd: Affecting Change After Graduation, The Village 15A, 6pm-8:30pm, RSVP Here on Handshake (https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/310556?ref=recommendation-collection-show)
* Wednesday, May 22^nd: Human Rights Watch Film Festival- Esta Todo Bien, Great Hall at International House, 6pm-8pm
* Thursday, May 23^rd: Foundations of Well-Being Daily Drop-In Workshop, CAPS Central Office 190 Galbraith Hall, 3pm-4pm
* Friday, May 24^th: Flourish @ UC San Diego, Student Health Services, Murray’s Place, 9am-10am

ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN
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Check it out!

I’ve had multiple students ask about using data science for sports topics (https://medium.com/state-of-analytics/sports-is-your-perfect-introduction-to-data-science-22230dde1ba2) . Sports analytics is a great way to combine your favorite sport with data mining, statistics, and visualization practice! There are lots of public datasets available and you can contact me if you’re looking for something specific. In the meantime, you also read about analysis of more safeguarded sports datasets, such as this article series focused on baseball scouting records (https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2019/3/4/18249155/cincinnati-reds-scouting-report-series-part-1-data-findings) .

-Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian (https://ucsd.libguides.com/data-science/ )
APPROACHING DEADLINES
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May 27th:
Memorial Day observance
DSC STUDENT AFFAIRS CLOSED

June 7th:
Instruction ends

June 8th-14th:
Final Exams

June 10th:
Deadline to file for “Request to receive a grade of Incomplete”: Spring 2019

June 14th:
Deadline to file for “Removal of Grade Incomplete” from previous quarter

June 14th:
Spring Quarter ends

June 15th-16th:
Commencement programs

June 20th:
SP19 Grades available on TritonLink

Source: https://mailchi.mp/c348e9fd3663/your-data-science-newsletter

** Rise and shine, attentive Data Scientists!
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We have some exciting events to announce as we enter Week 7:

THIS THURSDAY join us in CSE 1202 from 2pm-3:30pm for the HDSI Special Seminar Series as Ariel Rokem discusses, “The Era of Brain Obervatories: Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Neuroscience”. More information about his talk can be found here (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/events/ariel-rokem-the-era-of-brain-observatories-opportunities-and-challenges-for-data-driven-neuroscience/) , and it’s definitely something our students interested in Cognitive Science/Neuroscience will not want to miss!

THIS FRIDAY there are TWO HACKATHONS happening!

Join IBM and the Clinton Global Initiative University for their Code and Response Hackathon happening at the Career Center. IBM and the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) are challenging students 18 and over to develop solutions for disaster response and resilience. The timing could not be more critical. In 2018, natural disasters caused an estimated $155 billion in economic loss, impacting people around the globe. What if technology could help improve these figures? That’s exactly what this Code and Response Challenge is setting out to do. It asks developers to work out how to use AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Data, IoT and Open Source technologies most effectively to improve communities’ disaster preparedness and resiliency. Interested in learning more and possibly competing? Click here (https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/307275?ref=recommendation-collection-show) .

As a reminder, MD5’s Off the Grid Hackathon is starting Friday where students will be mentored by special operators and engineering professionals as they solve tactical and multidisciplinary computing programs. You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to network with our nation’s top startups and venture capitalists, to win up to $90K in awards, and did we mention the free food?! Click here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/off-the-grid-tactical-computing-capabilities-in-austere-environments-tickets-60274278991?aff=efbneb) to learn more and register asap.

Last but certainly not least, NEXT MONDAY in collaboration with HDSI, Viasat (https://www.viasat.com/) will be hosting an evening presentation and mixer event where students can learn about what the company is doing in this exciting field and then get a unique opportunity to network with a team of Viasat Data Scientists. Viasat is one of HDSI’s Founding Industry Partners and has a strong commitment to growing its collaboration with students as it related to data science. Food and drinks will be served. Don’t miss this opportunity to make amazing connections with industry- RSVP here (https://forms.gle/yzyMt3FcSyHKpVW7A) today!
SciPy John Hunter Excellence in Plotting Competition for 2019

This open competition aims to highlight the importance of data visualization to scientific progress and showcase the capabilities of open source software.
Participants are invited to submit scientific plots to be judged by a panel. The winning entries will be announced and displayed at the conference.
John Hunter’s family and NumFocus are graciously sponsoring cash prizes for the winners in the following amounts:
1st prize: $1000
2nd prize: $750
3rd prize: $500

* Entries must be submitted by June, 8th to this form (https://goo.gl/forms/cFTB3FUBrMPfQ7Vz1)
* Winners will be announced at Scipy 2019 in Austin, TX.
* Participants do not need to attend the Scipy conference.
* Entries may take the definition of “visualization” rather broadly (ie: traditional printed plot, an interactive visualization for the web, or an animation, etc.)
* Source code for the plot must be provided, in the form of Python code and/or a Jupyter notebook, along with a rendering of the plot in a widely used format. This may be, for example, PDF for print, standalone HTML and Javascript for an interactive plot, or MPEG-4 for a video. If the original data can not be shared for reasons of size or licensing, “fake” data may be substituted, along with an image of the plot using real data.
* Each entry must include a 300-500 word abstract describing the plot and its importance for a general scientific audience.
* Entries will be judged on their clarity, innovation and aesthetics, but most importantly for their effectiveness in communicating a real-world problem. Entrants are encouraged to submit plots that were used during the course of research or work, rather than merely being hypothetical.
* SciPy reserves the right to display any and all entries, whether prize-winning or not, at the conference, use in any materials or on its website, with attribution to the original author(s).

Events this week:
* Monday, May 13^th: CSE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Seminar Series- Olivia Graeve, “Latino Engineering Faculty in the US: A Personal Perspective and Journey”, CSE 1242, 11am-12pm
* Monday, May 13^th: URIM Conference (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urim-conference-tickets-58678152935?aff=ebdssbdestsearch) , PC West Ballroom AB, 5:30pm-8pm (great event for students interest in the health field!)
* Tuesday, May 14^th: Whova, Inc. Office Hours, 9am-4pm, find location on Handshake (https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/302304?ref=recommendation-collection-show)
* Tuesday, May 14^th: Navigating Self-Care, Care at SARC (Student Services Center, Room 500), 4pm-6pm
* Wednesday, May 15^th: Strategies to Obtain Multiple Internship Offers in the Fall, Qualcomm Conference Center, 1^st Floor, Jacobs Hall, 12pm-1pm, Register Here (https://ideacenter.typeform.com/to/UaWnMG?fbclid=IwAR12ri1oIDuy9pRpzpQ3U5DXO6qmyF3gys8vrrmsbwTpAGnebYc8WZxRVF0)
* Thursday, May 16^th: 2019 Global Accessibility Awareness Fair (https://library.ucsd.edu/news-events/events/2019gaad/) , Geisel Library, Seuss Room, 11:30am-1pm (FREE event about digital access and inclusion!)
* Thursday, May 16th: HDSI Special Seminar Series- Ariel Rokem, “The era of brain observatories: opportunities and challenges for data-driven neuroscience”, CSE 1202, 2pm-3:30pm
* Thursday, May 16^th: The Basement’s Demo Event- Triton Entrepreneur Night, Atkinson Hall, 5:30pm-8:30pm, FREE Registration Here! (http://bit.ly/TEN2019RSVP!)
* Friday, May 17^th-Saturday, May 18^th: Code and Response- IBM/Clinton Global Initiative University Hackathon, Career Cetner, 4pm on 5/17-4pm on 5/18, Register by RSVPing on Handshake (https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/307275?ref=recommendation-collection-show)
* Friday, May 17^th- May 19^th: Off the Grid Hackathon, Hyatt La Jolla at Aventine, 4pm on 5/17-3pm on 5/19, FREE Registration Here! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/off-the-grid-tactical-computing-capabilities-in-austere-environments-tickets-60274278991?aff=efbneb)

ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN
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Resource Spotlight!

Are you doing research on campus? Consider submitting your work to the Undergraduate Library Research Prize (https://libraries.ucsd.edu/about/undergraduate-library-research-prize/index.html) (deadline May 26). Eligibility (https://libraries.ucsd.edu/about/undergraduate-library-research-prize/current.html#/about/undergraduate-research-prize/current) : you’ll need to be nominated by a faculty member and have used library resources in your research. If you’re not eligible this year, keep library resources in mind for research you may do next year – you could win up to $1000!

-Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian (https://ucsd.libguides.com/data-science/ )

APPROACHING DEADLINES
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May 16th:
Effective date for students receiving financial aid to withdraw and retain 100% of federal aid: Spring 2019

May 27th:
Memorial Day observance
DSC STUDENT AFFAIRS CLOSED

June 7th:
Instruction ends

June 8th-14th:
Final Exams

June 10th:
Deadline to file for “Request to receive a grade of Incomplete”: Spring 2019

June 14th:
Deadline to file for “Removal of Grade Incomplete” from previous quarter

June 14th:
Spring Quarter ends

Source: https://mailchi.mp/7a7623a1aa21/your-data-science-newsletter

** Happy Monday, “baby” Data Scientists!
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Welcome to Week 6! As a reminder, Mother’s Day is this Sunday- whether it’s a family member, a friend, or a role model, be sure sure to give the “mother” in your life a shout out this weekend. (And shout out to Professor Marina Langlois, who students consistently refer to as their “Data Science Mom”!)

Fall 2019 Quarter Enrollment begins Wednesday! Here’s a few helpful reminders and suggestions to ensure you are ready for your first pass:
* CSE 158: If you are planning to pursue this course this Fall and you completed Math 181A, submit an EASy (https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/Modules/Students/PreAuth/SubmitRequest.aspx) request ASAP.
* RISING SENIORS: Data Science majors receive priority for DSC courses through second pass. Prioritize graduation requirements offered through other departments during your first pass and plan to enroll in DSC courses during your second pass.
* MINORS: Submit your EASy request (https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/Modules/Students/PreAuth/SubmitRequest.aspx) for your DSC courses ASAP! Your request will not be approved until after second pass, but we approve the requests in the order we receive them. Make sure you’re one of the first to better your chances of attaining a seat in your needed course!
* MATH 180A SECTION B00: Math 180A B00 in FA19 will have a focus on the Probability Theory underlying Data Science. It is intended for students interested in the theory underlying current Data Science and analysis of real-world big data sets. This section is recommended for Math majors/minors interested in Data Science, and for Data Science majors. We will accept this course as an elective through the petition system. Strongly advised for Data Science majors!

We know enrollment can be stressful, and we’re here to help! If you need help planning your Fall Quarter courses before your first pass begins, print off and complete your checklist (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/forms/) before coming in for drop-in advising hours- it will help make sure the Undergraduate Advisor has enough time to help you plan your courses! As a reminder, drop-ins are offered today from 1pm-3:30pm and Friday from 9am-12pm.

Last reminder- this FRIDAY is the last day to drop a course with a “W” on your transcript. Good luck with finishing your midterms, good luck planning your courses, and know that you don’t have to handle this on your own- it’s what we’re here for!
***Register ASAP for MD5’s Off the Grid Hackathon, May 17-19, 2019***

Calling all Data Science students! Do you want to help US Special Forces solve a tactical computing problem? We need your problem solving and critical thinking skills to help US Special Forces think through their problem set and design winning solutions.

If interested, we want YOU to attend MD5 and UC San Diego’s “Off the Grid Hackathon,” Friday to Sunday, May 17-19, 2019. All students welcome. (International, female, minority, and Data Science minor students strongly encouraged to participate!)
Register now as space is limited!
* Up to $90K in total awards for winning teams to advance their ideas
* Be mentored by special operators and engineering professionals (Navy Seals, Army Special Forces, Marine Raiders, SPAWAR Data Scientists)
* Network with some of our nation’s top startups and venture capitalists
* Judges include Brigadier General Joshua Rudd and Dr. William Cohen, Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army Acquisitions, Logistics and Tech
* Personalized coaching on landing a job at a Silicon Valley or San Diego startup

Please click here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/off-the-grid-tactical-computing-capabilities-in-austere-environments-tickets-60274278991?aff=efbneb ) to register
Events this week:
* Monday, May 6^th: HDSI Distinguished Lecture Series with Nitesh Chawla, “What Does Quantified Self tell about Qualified Self?”, SDSC Auditorium, 11am-1:30pm
* Monday, May 6^th: Bioinformatics Seminar Series- “Clinical Genomics Testing for Cardiomyopathies and Arrhythmias”, Biomedical Research Facility 2 Room 1104, 12pm
* Monday, May 6^th: 2019 Kuffler Lectures- Carla Shatz, “Brain Waves and Synapse Remodeling in the Developing Visual System”, Skaggs Auditorium, 4pm
* Tuesday, May 7^th: 2019 Kuffler Lectures- Carla Shatz, “Surprise at the Synapse: MHC Class I, Pruning, and Plasticity”, Skaggs Auditorium, 4pm
* Wednesday, May 8^th: UC San Diego Blood Drive, Bloodmobile on Library Walk, 10am-3:30pm
* Wednesday, May 8^th: Job Searching while Trans, LGBT Resource Center, 1pm-2pm
* Wednesday, May 8^th: 2019 Kuffler Lectures- Carla Shatz, “New synapses in old brains? Developmental Critical Periods and Alzheimer’s Disease”, Skaggs Auditorium, 4pm
* Wednesday, May 8^th: Jupter Meetup, SDSC Auditorium, 5:30pm-7:30pm
* Wednesday, May 8^th: UCSD-TV: The Ocean’s Stethoscope- How Technology is Being Used to Study Fish Populations, Spectrum Channel 1231, Cox Channel 135, ATT U-verse Channel 99, 9pm
* Thursday, May 9^th: We (POC) Are Not Alone, UCSD Cross-Cultural Center Art Space, 5pm-7pm
* Friday, May 10^th: Tech San Diego’s Data Science Day sponsored by Rady School of Management and Halcioglu Data Science Institute (https://techsandiego.secure.force.com/pmtx/evt__QuickEvent?id=a171a000008b7C3&fbclid=IwAR0HnstmU3q_nfZlnE841AfS1FCAmPle_5MIMePB5kLO1b3WivoS56l57Mw) , San Diego Supercomputer Center Auditorium, 8am-1:30pm
* Friday, May 10th and Saturday May 11th: Volunteer at Transfer Triton Day 2019, UC San Diego Town Square, 2pm-4:30pm
* Sunday, May 12th: Happy Mother’s Day!

ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN
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Reading Material!

Staying on top of news in data science can feel like climbing a never-ending hill. One of my favorite resources is the Data Science Community Newsletter (https://cds.nyu.edu/newsletter/) (recently back from hiatus!) from Laura Norén and Brad Stenger. This weekly newsletter includes bite-sized updates on data science in academia, government, and industry (always with links to more information). Come for the news about who’s funding what and new platforms/tools/initiatives, stay for the job postings, conference updates, and upcoming events. You can subscribe to this newsletter here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSQZ6IjbQEWdBpglaXiKVVEGodsTrwjGmYBrHSNpGk-vJ_8A/viewform) .

-Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian (https://ucsd.libguides.com/data-science/ )

APPROACHING DEADLINES
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May 10th:
Deadline to drop with “W” grade on transcript for Spring 2019

May 27th:
Memorial Day observance
DSC Student Affairs will be CLOSED

June 7th:
Instruction ends

June 8th:
Final Exams Begin

June 10th:
Deadline to file for “Request to receive a grade of Incomplete”: Spring 2019

Source: https://mailchi.mp/fafbbbc35efc/your-data-science-newsletter

** Good morning, young Padawans!
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May the force be with you as you enter Week 5! We have a BIG week full of exciting Data Science events:

Today: MEET THE BOSS: DATA SCIENCE
Want to connect with alumni? Curious about what you can do with the new Data Science major here? Student Alumni Associates offers the opportunity to come learn more from our amazing alumni panelists about what they do within the Data Science field.This event will feature a moderated Q&A, and a networking break-out session after. Free food and refreshments will be served. Grab a ticket and RSVP (link available in “Events” section below!)

Today: DATA SCIENCE MAJORS AND MINORS ONLY
Come to DSC Student Affairs from 10:30am-12:30pm for an Individual Resume Review with our SPAWAR Industry Fellow, Matt Levy. When you arrive you must check in with our Intake Advisor, Meaghan, and then enjoy some tasty breakfast treats while you wait to meet with Matt.

Today: ALL STUDENTS WELCOME
HDSI Special Seminar Series is happening today in CSE 1202 from 2pm-3:30pm with Denis Stukal and “How Russia Manipulates Information Online” (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/events/denis-stukal-analyzing-twitter-bots-how-russia-manipulates-information-online/) !
Abundant anecdotal evidence suggests that authoritarian regimes have recently become increasingly active in their use of social media for disinformation and propaganda via bots and trolls. In this talk, we will present two scalable, reproducible, and retrospective tools for identifying Russian Twitter bots and measuring their political leanings with an application to the Russian political Twitter in 2015-2017. We find that the Russian political twittersphere was swamped with bots during that time, but – contrary to the dominant mass media narrative – pro-regime bots were not the only group of bots. We further analyze the political logic behind the use of pro-regime bots in Russian domestic politics and show how pro-government bots have been employed to suppress mass protests. You won’t want to miss it!

Tomorrow: ALL STUDENTS WELCOME
DSC Student Affairs will be offering a Group Advising Session to share our FA19 Quarter course offerings and enrollment timeline. The presentation will be in CSE 1202 from 10:30am-11:30am.
Rising seniors are STRONGLY encouraged to attend.

Wednesday: DATA SCIENCE MAJORS AND MINORS ONLY
To celebrate our successful transition under the Haliciouglu Data Science Institute, we are offering a Networking and Recruiting opportunity to all Data Science Majors and Minors (who RSVP’d) to connect with one of HDSI’s first official industry partners: SPAWAR (https://www.public.navy.mil/spawar/Pages/default.aspx) . Unfortunately, we are only able to accommodate students within our program to attend. This event is capped at a maximum of 150 students- if you have yet to RSVP, check your email, where you can find event details as well.

Last but certainly not least, check out this exciting internship opportunity below with ABC10 (https://www.abc10.com/) !
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“ABC10 in San Diego is looking for two interns for our summer internship program. We are looking for candidates interested in weather and data journalism among other functions in our newsroom. Our program gives students real-world experience and provides a unique insight into newsroom operations. This includes working with the investigative team and weekend assignment desk. You will have the opportunity to learn alongside newsroom management, reporters, photographers, producers and assignment desk editors in areas including but not limited to news, weather, sports, investigative, Web, and special projects.

We work with colleges and universities to provide students the opportunity to apply coursework learned or taught in the classroom with practice in the workplace. Students are placed in television broadcast areas related to their major and career goals.”

What We Require:
* Computer/typing skills
* Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in person and on the phone
* Completed at least one broadcast journalism writing course
* Good organization skills
* Enrolled at an accredited college or university
* Recommended as a junior or above and in good standing
* Receive college/university course credit for participating in this program. The amount of course credit to be earned is determined, and must be verified by the college/university, prior to starting assignment.

To receive course credit, students must comply with all school requirements as well as all station requirements. Grade point average and leadership experience are also an important part of the total assessment of student applicants. Interns are expected to work an average of 12 hours per week. This may include at least one, eight-hour shift. The days and times are based on student availability and departmental needs. Students must also be up to date on current events (actively reading newspapers, watching newscasts and utilizing sources).

What You Will Learn:
* Conducting interviews
* Researching stories
* Contributing story ideas
* Logging tape
* Writing broadcast news, including voice-overs and sound-to-tape
* Shooting stories and stand-ups

How to Apply:

Submit your application online at http://scripps.com/careers/.

Good luck!

STUDENT SHOUT OUT!

We would like to give a HUGE shout out to our student panelists who made our Triton Day a success! Thank you Saveree Joshipura, Erik Mumm, Sharmi Mathur, Raechel Walker, and Tanveer Mittal. We couldn’t have done it with out you!

Events this week:
* Monday, April 29th: Individual Resume Review with SPAWAR Industry Fellow, Matt Levy, DSC Student Affairs, 10:30am-12:30pm, PREVIOUS RSVP REQUIRED
* Monday, April 29^th: Making a Positive First Impression at Women in STEM, Career Center- Horizon Room, 11:30am-12pm (Networking Prep Workshop!)
* Monday, April 29^th: HDSI Special Seminar Series- Denis Stukal, “Analyzing Twitter Bots: How Russia Manipulates Information Online”, CSE 1202, 2pm-3:30pm
* Monday, April 29^th: Meet the Boss- Data Science, The Loft, 6pm-8pm,
REGISTER HERE (https://bit.ly/ucsdmtb?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1gqIlpPyj8QkKZJJrqyAiKmwVQ9m4tiUKr4xzRgauh_FmXJeSfUDVU_4Y)
* Tuesday, April 30th: FA19 Group Advising Session, CSE 1202, 10:30am-11:30am
* Tuesday, April 30^th: Career Readiness Workshop with Apple- 10 Essentials of Presentation and Storytelling, Career Center- Horizon Room, 3pm-4pm, RSVP on Handshake (https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/280691?ref=recommendation-collection-show)
* Wednesday, May 1st: SPAWAR Data Science Tech Talk and Internship Networking Night, SDSC Auditorium, 5pm-7pm. RESTRICTED TO DS25 MAJORS AND MINORS ONLY
* Wednesday, May 1^st: Conquering Procrastination and Writer’s Block, Teaching & Learning Commons, 5:15pm-6:30pm, Sign Up Here (https://commons.ucsd.edu/academic-support/writing/index.html)
* Thursday, May 2^nd: Women in STEM- Panel and Networking, Student Services Center- Multipurpose Room, 5pm-7pm. Participating companies include: Amazon, Booze Allen Hamilton, Illumina, Pfizer Takeda, Tandem Diabetes Care, Thermo Fisher. HANDSHAKE REGISTRATION REQUIRED (https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/302304?ref=recommendation-collection-show)
* Thursday, May 2^nd: Financial Literacy for College Students, Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad Room, 5:30pm-7pm
* Saturday, MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN
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Resource Spotlight!

We’ve had two and a half quarters of these “Ask Your Librarian” posts and while I’ve really enjoyed putting together material for this newsletter, I’m curious to know what people think about the content provided in this box. I would appreciate if you could take one minute to answer three questions (https://goo.gl/forms/8lFmc3rbCiwqjuMt2) about this. Your responses will help determine what kinds of resources are highlighted in this space moving forward, and how frequently.

-Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian (https://ucsd.libguides.com/data-science/ )
APPROACHING DEADLINES
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May 3rd:
FA19 Schedule goes Live!

May 10th:
Deadline to drop with “W” grade on transcript for Spring 2019

May 27th:
Memorial Day observance
DSC Student Affairs will be CLOSED

June 7th:
Instruction ends

June 8th:
Final Exams Begin

June 10th:
Deadline to file for “Request to receive a grade of Incomplete”: Spring 2019

Source: https://mailchi.mp/d8c63e403305/your-data-science-newsletter

** Good morning, young Data Scientists!
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We hope you are feeling confident as you begin Week 4 of the Spring 2019 Quarter! Summer enrollment has started and as a reminder we are offering DSC 40B in Summer Session I and DSC 10 in Summer Session II. If you are a student outside of the major who is interested in pursuing DSC 40B this summer, submit your course pre-authorization request here (https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/Modules/Students/PreAuth/SubmitRequest.aspx) .

For our students who were unable to pursue CSE 151 this Spring, we want to remind you that the course is being offered in both Summer Session I and Summer Session II. On this note, please be advised that CSE 150 has been renumbered as CSE 150A and CSE 150B- Data Science majors are only required to complete CSE 150A, and the CSE Department will still recognize DSC 40B and DSC 80 as alternative prerequisites for this course. Please contact DSC Student Affairs through your Virtual Advising Center with any questions or concerns you may have, and feel free to visit us during our drop-in advising hours offered today from 1pm-3:30pm and Friday from 9am-12pm if you need additional course advisement!

Mark your calendars! Next Monday, the Student Alumni Associates are hosting a panel focused on Data Science. “Meet the Boss: Data Science” will be a great opportunity to connect with alumni and learn about future career opportunities. This event will feature a moderated Q&A and a networking break-out session along with free food and refreshments. Make sure you RSVP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-boss-data-science-tickets-60390412349) today!

Speaking of future career opportunities, the Spring Career Fair is happening this Tuesday and there are TONS of companies on campus this week! Be sure to check out the specific companies and HDSI Events recommended below within our “Events” section. These events are a chance to learn more about potential domains of interests and career paths, and there’s even an expert in Computer Music on campus this week! As a reminder, many events offered through the Career Center require you to sign up via Handshake (https://app.joinhandshake.com/) , and this is a great resource to learn about additional campus events you’re interested in attending. All students have access to this resource with their ucsd.edu email and all you have to do is click on the Events tab to get find out how to get connected to these opportunities- you won’t want to miss out on them!

Last but certainly not least, DSC Student Affairs is looking for 1-2 students from the major who are interested in applying for the ComputingPaths (http://computingpaths.ucsd.edu/) Data Science Student Ambassador Position. Interested in applying? Click here (https://forms.gle/9c4mh3Dr7hwqFoYh9) .

Keep up the great work, and let us know how we can help 🙂
Opportunity for Summer (and Year-Round) Internships!

We have recently noticed a large number of students express an interest in applying their Data Science skill set and knowledge to the Medical field as their domain of interest…

The Open Medicine Institute (http://www.openmedicineinstitute.org/) is a leading Precision Medicine organization located in Mountain View, CA. They are seeking paid interns, post-docs and recent grads across multiple disciplines (with a focus on data science in health and illness) for summer or year-year-round placement at OMI or any of the up to 30 companies housed in their new Collaboratory Incubator serving diagnostics, device, digital health and therapeutic companies in 104,000 square feet of Class A lab/office/flex space in the heart of Silicon Valley.

They are seeking talented individuals at the undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral levels – across computer science, data science, bioinformatics, bioengineering, biology, medicine, marketing and business. All disciplines are welcome to apply including: business, data science, engineering, CS, pre-meds, medical students and residents.

For more information, please send your questions or CV to jobs@openmedicineinstitute.org (mailto:jobs@openmedicineinstitute.org) .
Shared housing available on a limited basis.
Events this week:
* Monday, April 22^nd: Marshall Awareness Week, Angela’s Space, 11am-6pm
* Monday, April 22^nd: HDSI Special Seminar Series- Arya Mazumdar, “Data Summarization and Statistical Reconstruction-What Roles Can Codes Play?”, CSE 1202, 2pm-3:30pm
* Monday, April 22^nd: Symbolic Interaction with Creative Agents- Gerard Assayag with Guest Musicians, The Loft, 7pm
* Tuesday, April 23^rd: Whova, Inc. Office Hours, Career Center-2^nd Floor, 9:30am-3:30pm
* Tuesday, April 23^rd: Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative Meeting, Great Hall- ERC, 11:30am-1pm
* Tuesday, April 23^rd: HDSI Special Seminar Series- Srijan Kumar, “Data Science for Healthy Online Interactions”, CSE 1202, 2pm-3:30pm
* Tuesday, April 23^rd: Spring Career Fair, Price Center, 4:30pm-8:30pm
* Tuesday, April 23^rd: Talk with Gerard Assayag, founding member of AFIM (French Society for Computer Music) and SMCM (Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music), Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall, 8pm
* Wednesday, April 24^th: Walmart eCommerce/Jet.com-Snack & Chat, Career Center- Lab, 5pm-6:30pm
* Wednesday, April 24^th: Lockheed Martin Diversity Networking Event (WiC Event), Career Center- Horizon Room, 5pm-6:30pm
* Wednesday, April 24^th: How to Paraphrase Effectively, Teaching & Learning Commons, 5:15pm-6:30pm, Sign Up Here (https://commons.ucsd.edu/academic-support/writing/index.html) !
* Thursday, April 25^th: Chicana Movidas- Reception and Panel, Multipurpose Room Student Services Center, 4pm-7pm
* Sunday, April 28^th: “Asayake, I Choose You!”, PC West Ballroom, 5:30pm-8:30pm

ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN
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Reading Material!

Python has quite a few data visualization libraries. How do you know which library is best to use? Well, it depends. This “Dramatic Tour through Python’s Data Visualization Landscape (https://dsaber.com/2016/10/02/a-dramatic-tour-through-pythons-data-visualization-landscape-including-ggplot-and-altair/) ” (and it is dramatic) compares the code needed to create line graphs, scatterplots, bar charts, and more from five different Python data viz libraries (matplotlib, pandas, Seaborn, ggplot2/pygg, and Altair). Bonus: don’t forget about plotly (https://towardsdatascience.com/the-next-level-of-data-visualization-in-python-dd6e99039d5e) ! Making interactive plots takes less code than you may think.

-Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian (https://ucsd.libguides.com/data-science/ )
APPROACHING DEADLINES
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April 22nd:
Deadline for Women in Tech Fellowship (http://rewritingthecode.org/fellowship/)

April 26th:
Deadline to change grading options, change units, and drop classes without “W” grade on transcript for Spring 2019

May 10th:
Deadline to drop with “W” grade on transcript for Spring 2019

May 27th:
Memorial Day observance
DSC Student Affairs will be CLOSED

Source: https://mailchi.mp/cefaa301fc0b/your-data-science-newsletter

** Happy Monday, novice Data Scientists!
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We hope you are settling into your Spring Quarter as today you begin Week Three. As a quick reminder, we do not allow any late adds to our courses starting today. Today is also the start of enrollment for Summer 2019! Our department will be offering DSC 40B in Summer Session I and DSC 10 in Summer Session II. Please contact DSC Student Affairs through your Virtual Advising Center with any questions or concerns, or utilize our drop-in advisingh ours offered today from 1pm-3:30pm and Friday from 9am-12pm.

There are some very exciting events happening this week:

On Tuesday, the Basement is offering a Data-Driven Sales and Marketing for Startups workshop and the Career Center is offering an information session with Axos Bank, which is rated among the top 5 online banks in the country! Axos brings together human insight and digital expertise to anticipate the needs of our customers- this event is highly recommended for our students interested in the FinTech Industry.

For our students who are interested in Business Analytics, be sure to check out the opportunity to attend a class with the Rady School of Management Business Analytics Graduate Program (https://rady.ucsd.edu/programs/masters-programs/ms-in-business-analytics/) this Thursday, run by their Executive Director of the program who will discuss the current analytics issues in the business industry today. Last, but certainly not least, this Thursday HDSI is offering a Distinguished Lecture Series with Peter Skomoroch who is the CO-Founder and CEO of SkipFlag (https://skipflag.com/) , which was recently acquired by Workday, and who previously Principal Data Scientist at LinkedIn.

All event details can be found in our “Events this Week” column to the bottom left. Best of luck as you begin Week Three, and let us know how we can help!
STUDENT SHOUT OUT!

We would like to give a huge shout out to our amazing student organization, the Data Science Study Society (DS3)! Be sure to check out their first annual DATATHON (https://www.ds3datathon.com/?fbclid=IwAR3gQFyNf1RsDWEC1Qx3SadMcpiRYXDQTqbRVQT-QQqDA1U7RE8UytHgRuo) this Saturday from 9am-9pm in the Price Center East Ballroom.

The Datathon has something for everyone, whether you’re new to data science or have had years of experience. The Datathon will offer skill-building workshops, industry-focused tech talks, networking opportunities, and of course, some great prizes! Additionally, the event is an opportunity to interface with sponsors who will be joining at this year’s event. Sponsors include: Microsoft Azure, StubHub, Omnisci, Lyft, and HDSI.

We look forward to seeing you there, and good luck to the competitors!
Events this week:
* Monday, April 15^th: Summer Storage and Off Campus Housing Workshop, Marshall College Room (PC Second Floor), 10am-12pm
* Monday, April 15^th: Hungry 4 Healthy, The Zone 12pm-1pm
* Tuesday, April 16^th: The Basement Blz/Tech Series- Data-Driven Sales and Marketing for Startups, Mandeville B202, 4pm-5:30pm
* Tuesday, April 16^th: Axos Bank- Pioneering the Future of Banking-Technology Students, Career Center Horizon Room, 5pm-6:30pm and 7pm-8:30pm
* Wednesday, April 17^th: Writing Strategies for Multi-Lingual Writers, Teaching and Learning Commons, 5:15pm-6:30pm, Sign Up Here! (writinghub.ucsd.edu)
* Wednesday, April 17^th: Rady Master of Science in Business Analytics Class with Executive Director Raymond Pettit, 6pm-7:30pm, Otterson Hall 3E107 in Rady School of Management, Register Here! (https://joinrady.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1R6A000000v1HVUAY)
* Wednesday, April 17^th: Beyond the “A”- Developing Students Who Will Succeed, Beyster Auditorium in Rady School of Management, 6pm-8pm
* Thursday, April 18^th: HDSI Distinguished Lecture Series with Peter Skomoroch, SDSC Auditorium, 11am
* Thursday, April 18^th: Career Fair Prep for International Students, Horizon Room (Career Center), 11am-12pm
* Thursday, April 18^th: Research Expo 2019, Price Center, 2pm-6pm, Register Here! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/research-expo-2019-registration-53868715779)
* Thursday, April 18^th: Muirstock 2019, Muir College Quad, 5pm
* Saturday, April 20^th: DS3 Datathon, Price Center Ballroom East, 9am-9pm

ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN
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Check It Out!

Want practice with data visualization, but not sure what you want to tackle? Check out Makeover Monday (http://www.makeovermonday.co.uk/) ! Every Monday, a new chart/graph is provided (along with any news articles that used the visualization), along with the underlying data. Your task is to use the dataset to create a better data visualization/infographic to effectively tell the story in the data. Here’s an example (https://www.makeovermonday.co.uk/week-34-2018/) of the different kinds of visualizations people come up with. A lot of people use Tableau, but you could certainly use Python to hone your skills.

-Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian (https://ucsd.libguides.com/data-science/ )

APPROACHING DEADLINES
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April 15th:
Summer 2019 Enrollment Begins

April 22nd:
Deadline for Women in Tech Fellowship (http://rewritingthecode.org/fellowship/)

April 26th:
Deadline to change grading options, change units, and drop classes without “W” grade on transcript for Spring 2019

May 10th:
Deadline to drop with “W” grade on transcript for Spring 2019

Source: https://mailchi.mp/61474ecbdc24/your-data-science-newsletter

** Hello, studious Data Scientists!
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Tomorrow is National Librarian Day! We’d like to give a special shout out to your Data Science Librarian, Stephanie Labou. Stephanie is a wonderful resource for our students. If you have yet to meet her, she offers drop-in consultation hours every Tuesday from 11am-12pm. Her consultation hours are a great opportunity to receive project support and potential access to data sets through the library! She has also made multiple guides available here on her website (https://ucsd.libguides.com/data-science/) . Stephanie works closely with our faculty to identify the additional resources she can make available in order to support students interest in data science both within and outside of the classroom. Be sure to check out her column, “Ask Your Librarian” located to the bottom right, which she creates on a weekly basis to ensure our students have all the guidance and resources they need to be successful! Thanks again for all you do, Stephanie!

Today is Monday of Week Two, which means we will open the DSC 10 waitlist and approve pending course pre-authorization requests for other DSC courses to allow students outside of our program to enroll in the available seats.

If you are student in the major/minor who has yet to solidify your SP19 Quarter Schedule, you need to connect with DSC Student Affairs as soon as possible. We offer drop-in advising hours today from 1pm-3:30pm, and you can always reach us through your Virtual Advising Center. Quick reminder- any questions regarding course enrollment must be routed through your Virtual Advising Center rather than via email, and your instructors are not involved in the enrollment process so please direct all your questions to DSC Student Affairs to receive advisement as soon as possible.

Good luck with Week Two!
STUDENT SHOUT OUT!

Huge shout out to sophomore Data Science major, Yijian Zong, for acquiring THREE internship experiences just this year! To learn more about his experiences with Myers Media Group, KEXY, and his summer internship opportunity with Qualcomm, click here (https://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/student-stories/) .

In summary, Yijian did a great job participating in hackathons, projects, and online courses during his freshman year. “Within one year, I have done more than 50 projects, from machine learning, to data science, and to web development”. He is now using his experience with two local start-ups to transition into his exciting summer internship opportunity with Qualcomm. His key factors for successfully launching into data science internships are: “networking, mentorship, tech capability, communications, initiatives, and humility to learn more. I cannot stress the importance of humility more. There are always people who you can learn from. They could be your peers, your mentors, your friends, and strangers who are either younger or older. Just be humble when you realize they know some things better than you. “

If you are interested in learning more about his startup project focused on recommendation systems, you can contact him at yizong@ucsd.edu.

Thank you for sharing your story, and your talents with both our UC San Diego and our greater San Diego community. Keep up the great work, Yijian!
Events this week:
* Monday, April 8^th: UCSD Blood Drive, Bloodmobile on Library Walk, 10am-3:30pm
* Monday, April 8^th: Women in Data Science Conference, Rady School of Management, 2pm-4:30pm, Register Here- All Students Welcome! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-data-science-conference-san-diego-tickets-58927089511)
* Tuesday, April 9^th: How to Set Up Genomics Workflows on the AWS Cloud, Atkinson Hall Auditorium, 10:30am-12:30pm (lunch provided after), Register Here! (http://seminarseries.ucsd.edu/aws/)
* Tuesday, April 9^th: FULBRIGHT DAY, Atkinson Pavillion, Free Luncheon 1:30pm-3pm, Register Here! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uc-san-diego-fulbright-day-april-9-2019-tickets-57634551495)
* Tuesday, April 9^th: Decolonising Knowledge and the Internet- The Dalit Bajujan Experience, Geisel Library Seuss Room, 5pm-6:30pm
* Wednesday, April 10^th: HDSI Special Seminar Series- Joshua Kroll, “Trust and Accountability in Computer Systems”, EBU3B Room 1242, 2pm-3:30pm
* Wednesday, April 10^th: TV Dinner- Mr. Rogers, The Loft, 6pm
* Thursday, April 11^th: HDSI Special Seminar Series- Misha Belkin, “Fit without fear- from classical statistics to modern machine learning”, EBU3B Room 1202, 2pm-3:30pm
* Thursday, April 11^th: Triton Firsts: First-Gen Journeys, Price Center East Ballroom, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Register Here! (https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg6cttedf64e92fe&oseq=&c=&ch=)
* Friday, April 12^th: CSE Celebration of Diversity, EBU3B, 8am-6pm, Register Here! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cse-celebration-of-diversity-tickets-56605689140)
* Friday, April 12^th: RadyX Technology Conference (will have speakers from Qualcomm, Amazon, Illumina, and more), Wells Fargo Hall, 10am-4:30pm, Buy Tickets Here! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radyx-technology-conference-tickets-57058504523)
* Friday, April 12^th: ASCE Presents- Bear Garden, Pokemon Edition, Revelle Plaza, 3pm-6pm

ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN
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Reading Material!

This week’s Reading Material is an explanation for the ever popular question, What’s the difference between data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence? (http://varianceexplained.org/r/ds-ml-ai/) I think the distinctions provided here are a good start to frame thinking about these three areas. Plus, it’s always useful to consider whether you’re using the right terminology for certain kinds of “data science” tasks.

– Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian (https://ucsd.libguides.com/data-science/ )

APPROACHING DEADLINES
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April 11th:
Automatic wait lists officially end: Spring 2019

April 12th:
Deadline to add or re-enroll in classes: Spring 2019

April 12th:
Deadline to apply for part-time status: Spring 2019

April 15th:
Enrollment begins for all continuing students: Summer 2019

April 15th:
Waitlists Open: Summer 2019

April 26th:
Deadline to change grading options, change units, and drop classes without “W” grade on transcript: Spring 2019

Source: https://mailchi.mp/dbb2fa627708/your-data-science-newsletter

** Happy April Fools’, mischevious Data Scientists!
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Welcome to the Spring 2019 Quarter! Today we will begin authorizing declared Data Science minors into available seats within our courses. As a reminder, if you have a pending minor application you must meet with the Undergraduate Advisor to review your request before your minor can be approved. To connect with the Undergraduate Advisor, check out our advising hours listed here (http://datascience.ucsd.edu/academics/undergraduate/advising/) .

You may have noticed a new look to our website (http://datascience.ucsd.edu/) – this is no prank, we have an updated look and updated content! Be sure update your bookmark to https://datascience.ucsd.edu/ moving forward as we continue to use this specific site to share the most updated and accurate information available.

Last but not least, check out the internship/part-tme position and the hackathon information below:

Website Development, Fin-Tech Opportunity:
AlphaCore (https://www.alphacorecap.com/) is a company that sits on the Employer Advisory Board at the Rady School, and they are looking for Website Product Manager/Web Developers to help curate and develop our website for AlphaCore. Could be intern/could be employed – Undergrad or Grad. Seeking a person with UI/UX, JavaScript experience. Ideal candidate would have some investment knowledge. Estimated 20+/- hours a week. The person would be primarily focused on www.factore.com (http://www.factore.com/) and possibly www.alphacore.com (http://www.alphacore.com/)

SoCal Suspect Intake Process Hackathon, spons