Outcomes of the third annual Teaching Science of Information workshop involved 19 faculty, postdocs, and staff representing 17 institutions. Eleven of the attendees gave presentations on their efforts to develop and teach new courses and/or topic modules in coordination with Center for Science of Information, and two staff members from the Center providing updates and overviews on an online platform "hub" to deliver content with integrated assessment and evaluation tools. Productive discussions and exchanges occurred with the group leading to continued improvements and new developments for teaching science of information across a diverse set of institutions at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Team building for collaborative Science of Information courses and modules:
The interdisciplinary topic is "Science of Information". This workshop is aligned with a $25 million NSF initiative: The Center for Science of Information based at Purdue University.
The organizers will share materials from courses and module topics we have taught in Science of Information. Attending faculty will likewise share their own course experiences.
As a key outcome, faculty will be prepared to teach their own Science of Information courses and modules spanning the computational and mathematical sciences, biology, engineering, physics, and beyond.
The workshop is especially well-suited for faculty who are interested in discussing and learning about teaching courses in the emerging Science of Information field.
Schedule for workshop will be approximately 2:00pm - 5pm on Wednesday August 6 and Thursday August 7.
Workshop participants are welcome to attend the morning sessions of the 2014 Science of Information Summer School (no additional registration or fees required). Please indicate your preference on the registration form so we may plan accordingly.
These slides are graciously shared by the workshop participants
|Mr. Mike Atwell
|Learning Hub Update
|Dr. Anil Bamezai
|Information of Cell Signaling: Course Design and Highlights
|Dr. Haiyan Cheng
|Introducing Science of Information into a CS Upper Level Class
|Dr. Pulkit Grover
|Carnegie Mellon University
|Understanding Large Networks: Engineered and Natural
|Dr. Juan Guillermo Lalinde
|A General Course on Science of Information
|Dr. Deepak Kumar
|Bryn Mawr College
|Intro to SoI
|Mr. Brent Ladd
|SoI Curriculum - Evaluation and Funding Support
|Dr. Paul Ruvolo
|Olin College of Engineering
|Dr. Yosi Shibberu
|Information Theory and Sequence Logos
|Dr. Alex Sprintson
|Texas A&M University
|Network Coding Teaching Module
|Dr. Shan Suthaharan
|University of North Carolina at Greensboro
|The Science of Information: Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
ACM Journal Paper: FLaSKU - A Classroom Experience with Teaching Computer Networking: Is it useful to others in the field?
|Dr. Karen Watanabe
|Oregon Health & Science University
|Dr. Matthew Wright
|University of Minnesota
|Topological Data Analysis
|Dr. Dianna Xu
|Bryn Mawr College
Dr. Deepak Kumar from the Center for Science of Information will be leading the workshop, sharing lessons learned and course materials developed from Science of Information courses developed thus far. Previous workshop participants who are developing modules and courses will also present their experiences.
The event will be held in the Department of Bioengineering, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA 92161.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel adjacent to UCSD campus. The group rate is $164 + taxes per night, $13/night parking.
You will need to call and reserve your room within the CSoI block prior to July 13th, and pay for your room. Ask for the "CSoI Group Rate" (available for nights of 8/4, 8/5, 8/6, and 8/7). Save all receipts to be reimbursed after the workshop (see instructions below). *We will be updating this with cancelation policy on the rooms as soon as we have that information.
The hotel website is: http://www.sheratonlajolla.com/
Funds for travel reimbursement are available for up to 30 Teaching Workshop participants. Up to $1000 per participant will be available based on submission of receipts of actual expenditures (lodging and travel only). Faculty at U.S. 4-year institutions and postdocs are eligible to apply. To apply for travel funding, please check the Travel Reimbursement box on the Registration page.
Shaun Ponder, STATS, Purdue will be handling reimbursements for participants going through Purdue (invited by Mark Ward). email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 765-494-1911.
Dr. Mark D. Ward, Project PI, Purdue (email@example.com)
Dr. Deepak Kumar, Project PI, Bryn Mawr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This Faculty Enhancement Workshop is made possible through a grant project supported by the National Science Foundation Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES).