Love Data Week 2023

Love Data Week Returns for 2023

Love Data Week iconSMU Libraries has teamed up again with the Office of Information Technology’s Research and Data Science Services Team for “Love Data Week.” This series of workshops, sponsored by the Research and Scholarly Initiatives Team, is targeted toward anyone with a burgeoning interest in the data sciences, all the way up to the most seasoned researchers. You can find the schedule of workshops, starting on February 13th, below.

Love Data Week 2023

Introduction to Research Data Management and the DMPTool

Monday, February 13, 2023 | Noon – 1 p.m.

What is research data? What role does the library play in it? What services does the library provide?  Learn about research data management and the DMPTool.

Overview of Databases with Datasets

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | Noon – 1 p.m.

What databases do we subscribe to from which you can download datasets? What is web scraping, text mining? What do we need to know if asked about downloading data from our databases?

Introduction to Data Storage and SMU Scholar

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | Noon – 12:45 p.m.

This session covers storage options for storing data both on and off campus and their impact on sharing, security and long-term preservation of data. It will also introduce SMU Libraries’ institutional repository (SMU Scholar).

Speed Data-ing

Thursday, February 16, 2023 | Noon – 1 p.m.

The workshop will discuss the performance implications of different storage locations, workflow parallelization and code performance characterization through profiling.

Artificial Intelligence for the Non-Expert

Friday, February 17, 2023 | Noon – 1 p.m.

This talk focuses on defining terms and highlighting real-world applications of AI as well as introducing some of the computing resources SMU has for AI research.

All Love Data Week Workshops will be held virtually on Zoom.
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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.