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Data Science Nights

Data Science Nights are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by Northwestern University graduate students and scholars. Each night will feature refreshments, a talk on data science techniques or applications, and a hacking night with data science projects or learning groups of your choice. Aspiring, beginning, and advanced data scientists are welcome!

For more information, visit data-science-nights.org or watch the promotional video below:

Upcoming Meetings

Data Science Nights - Dec 2018 Meeting

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30pm
Chambers Hall, Lower Level

The December Data Science Night will feature a talk titled "Personality Assessment in the Age of Big Data and Machine Learning" by Andrew Hall, a PhD candidate in Northwestern's Department of Psychology, plus project and learning groups of your choice.

Past Meetings

Data Science Nights - Nov 2018 Meeting

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:30pm
Chambers Hall, Lower Level

The November Data Science Night featured a talk titled "Introduction to Machine Learning" by Nicholas Wagner and Abhijith Gopakumar from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, plus project and learning groups.

Data Science Nights - FALL 2018 Kickoff Meeting

Monday, October 1, 2018
Chambers Hall, Lower Level

Welcome to our 2nd year! The October kickoff meeting included an introduction to data science and an overview of Data Science Nights, plus project and learning groups.

Data Science Nights - July 2018 Meeting

July 30, 2018
Chambers Hall, Lower Level

The July meeting featured a talk by Christie Nothelfer, PhD, Northwestern Psychology on “Vision Science in Data Visualization” and also a special breakout session with Prof. Suzan van der Lee, from the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, on hacking the sensors that NU researchers have deployed on campus.

Data Science Nights - June 2018 Meeting

June 25, 2018
Chambers Hall, Lower Level

The June meeting will feature a talk by Caroline Groth, a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine: "Bayesian Measurement Error and Bayesian Informative Missingness Methods".

Data Science Nights - May 2018 Meeting

May 21, 2018
Chambers Hall, Lower Level

The May meeting featured a talk by Pantelis Loupos (PhD candidate at the Kellogg School of Management) on “100 million Venmo transactions: The Power of Social Networks in Predicting Non-Contractual Customer Behavior”.

Data Science Nights - April 2018 Meeting

April 30, 2018
Chambers Hall, Lower Level

The April meeting featured a talk by Kat Albrecht (PhD student in the Amaral Lab and NICO) on “Fundamental Data Science to Investigate Social Problems”.

Data Science Nights - February 2018 Meeting

February 26, 2018
Chambers Hall, Lower Level

The February meeting had a distinct format compared to previous meetings, with a stronger focus on the breakout sessions. These included: multi-week learning groups, single-evening tutorials, multi-week projects, single-evening projects according to preference of attendees, and the ability to bring your own project or have a code-clinic.

Data Science Nights - January 2018 Meeting

January 22, 2018
Chambers Hall, Lower Level

The January meeting featured a talk by Joe Germuska of the Northwestern University Knight Lab: "Data Journalism: Big and Small".

Data Science Nights - Nov 2017 Kickoff Meeting

November 6, 2017
Chambers Hall, Lower Level

The first Data Science Night featured a talk by Adam Miller (LSSTC Data Science Fellow): "Scikit-learn Soup to Nuts: Developing a Machine-Learning Workflow"
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