Full KI Team participates in Force2016: Randles wins Best Poster Award

Full KI Team participates in Force2016: Randles wins Best Poster Award

The Force 2016 conference sought to analyze and improve scholarly communications. Our KI team contributed with a presentation by Irene Pasquetto, and one poster each by Peter Darch, Ashley Sands, and Bernie Randles. Pasquetto’s presentation The Data Are Open: Can We Reuse Them was related to her research on the collaboration between domain scientists and software engineers in an effort to enable data sharing in a biomedical research community. Randles’ poster, Too Big to Share? Scaling Up Knowledge Transfer Workflows in Computational Sciences, which was recognized with the Best Poster Award, presented how a group of astronomy researchers systematize their workflow through using Jupyter Notebooks. Darch presented a poster How Do Scientists Assess Trustworthiness of Data Produced by Others related to his research of data dynamics at the Center for Dark Energy Investigations (C-DEBI). Sands’ poster, Data Management in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Projects, included findings from her dissertation work analyzing data management in astronomy. The Force 2016 conference took place in Portland, April 18-19. Following the conference, on April 20, our full KI team participated in the Workshop on field studies of data and software work in science. Participants included researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Washington, New York University, the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and our UCLA KI team. The meeting was supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. Pasquetto’s presentation at Force 2016   Panel discussion   KI team at Force 2016 conference   Poster session: Darch...
Sands and Golshan present across The Netherlands in February

Sands and Golshan present across The Netherlands in February

Doctoral Candidate Ashley Sands and Data Scientist Milena Golshan presented our KI team paper Data Management in the Long Tail: Social and Technical Opportunities at IDCC 2016. As part of an NSF project to conceptualize the Institute for Empowering Long Tail Research, we explored the data management opportunities offered by Software as a Service (SaaS) for small and medium-sized laboratories. The paper was a runner-up for Best Research Paper. The conference took place in Amsterdam, February 23-24. Prior to the IDCC presentation, Sands and Golshan gave two other talks in The Netherlands. On February 16, Sands and Golshan presented at the DANS institute (Data Archiving and Networked Services) colloquium a talk titled What is Data Management? Interpreting Stakeholder Expectations for Archiving and Serving Research Data. Sands presented case studies from the KI team research work, and findings from her dissertation in progress while Golshan led a document analysis exercise. On February 18, the pair gave a presentation titled Case Studies of Data Practices in Distributed Research Collaborations for the e-Humanities Group where they presented KI team analysis of astronomy and earth sciences case studies. See also: IDCC 2016 official photos   Sands presenting at DANS colloquium   DANS colloquium   At DANS   Presenting at eHumanities   Golshan presenting at eHumanities   At IDCC 2016   Sands presenting at IDCC 2016   Golshan presenting at IDCC 2016   Sands presenting at IDCC 2016 (official photos: Robert Tjalondo)   Sands presenting at IDCC 2016 (official photos: Robert Tjalondo)   Q&A session (official photos: Robert...