Education and Research Workshops

Teaching a Science of Information Course Faculty Workshop June 5-6, 2013

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Team building for collaborative Science of Information courses:
Discuss ideas, approaches, and share course content
Discover funding opportunities for teaching a SoI course

Early Registration: April 1, 2013
Funds are available for travel and lodging. Contact Dr. Mark D. Ward, Purdue University,

Student/Postdoc Research Meeting
Dec. 3-4, 2012 Purdue University

For the latest info on this event check out the Meeting Site

Summer Research Workshop
July 24-25, 2012 Purdue University

The Center is pleased to announce a summer student research workshop taking place at Purdue University. The purposes of the workshop include:

  1. Interaction between students and faculty/postdoc research leaders to learn about and discuss Center grand challenges as put forth by the faculty
  2. Receive input from students on potential collaboration efforts related to the grand challenge areas
  3. Foster and support team science
  4. Discuss student-based seed grants that will further collaboration among students

Shortly following the workshop, the Center will provide funding for a select number of student driven collaborative groups. This workshop will serve as catalyst in formulating those groups/projects. Questions on the nature of the workshop, please contact Managing Director, Bob Brown (

Student Dinner, NSF Site Visit December 2011

Travel & Lodging:

Students attending will have their airfare and shuttle expenses reimbursed by the Center (retain all receipts). Questions about reimbursements contact Kiya Smith ( While onsite during the workshop at Purdue, lodging and meals will be provided.

Lodging will be at First Street Towers located on the Purdue Campus at 1250 First Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Please use the First Street entrance. Rooms will be reserved for you based off of the online workshop registration.

For travel information from Indianapolis International Airport and Chicago O'Hare airport, please visit the following link:

Both airports offer Shuttle services to campus. This information and schedules can be found at the above link.

Alternatively, a car can be rented from either airport.


Tuesday, July 24th - Lawson Computer Science Building - Room 3102 A and B
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Light Breakfast and Gathering
10:00 a.m.Welcome - Why are we here? What do we want to accomplish?
  • Wojtek Szpankowski, CSoI Director
    Bob Brown, CSoI Managing Director
  • All participants spend three minutes telling us about yourself, your research and what you hope to gain from this workshop.
Communications Grand Challenges
  • Thomas Courtade, Center Post-doc
    Pulkit Grover, Post-doc, Stanford
NoonLunch - Further Discussion of Communications Grand Challenges
2:00 p.m.Knowledge Extraction Grand Challenges
  • Jennifer Neville - Purdue University
4:30 p.m.Life Science Grand Challenges
  • Todd Coleman - UC San Diego
    Rui Ma, Center Post-doc
6:00 p.m.Dinner - Purdue Memorial Union
Wednesday July 25th - Lawson Computer Science Building - Room 3102 A and B
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Light Breakfast and Gathering
10:00 a.m.Seed Grants for Student Teams Discussion
  • Brent Ladd
    Bob Brown
Team Science Best Practices
  • Tom Courtade
    Rui Ma
1:30 p.m.SOI Hub - Using Built-in Project Collaboration Tools through
  • Mike Atwell
2:00 p.m.Grand Challenges Discussion - Going Forward, outlining collaborative projects, action items, etc.

Workshop Summary/Closing Remarks