The 2014 Center for Science of Information Summer School, will be hosted at the University of California, San Diego from Monday evening, August 4th to Friday noon, August 8th, 2014. The school provides a venue where doctoral and postdoctoral students can meet to learn from distinguished professors, and form friendships and collaborations. Advanced undergraduates and M.S. students are also welcome. This year the school will introduce several interdisciplinary life science topics connected with the emerging field of science of information. Students will present their own research via a poster session during the school. Interdisciplinary topics are encouraged. A professional development session on diversity & success will be offered with a panel of scientists including Robert Gray, (Professor Emeritus at Stanford University) Shannon Award winner, IEEE Centennial, and Millennium award winner. A separate, but concurrent, workshop for faculty will be held during afternoons of August 6-7. The topic is teaching a science of information style course or module. Details on the workshop can be found at http://www.soihub.org/course-workshop
“The Academic Family of Robert M. Gray: a panel discussion on the importance of mentoring"
Talks by invited speakers. The overarching theme is information and life sciences, with special emphasis on neuroscience.
Posters by students, Lab Tours, Professional Development Session.
The event will be held in the Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA 92161.
Travel information -- See right side of page under "Getting Here", "Parking", & "Maps".
A taxi or Cloud Nine shuttle service will transport from airport to UCSD campus. Cloud Nine contact information 1-800-258-3826 or reservations can be made online at www.cloud9shuttle.com Ground transportation to and from airport will need to be paid out-of-pocket and reimbursed after trip.
These are free to ride and run throughout the day: UC San Diego Shuttle Route Map
Student lodging will be located in Buildings N and O of the Thurgood Marshall Residence Halls; about a 12 minute walk to/from the Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall. These are single dorm style rooms.
The Center will provide lodging for first 40 students (non-UCSD) requiring a room, and will provide meals for all attending students.
Students staying at the dorms will check in Monday, August 4th and check out Friday, August 8th. Please see the schedule and maps for location information.Thurgood Marshall Residence Halls
Omar Vasquez, email@example.com, Assistant Student Affairs Officer, Dept. of Bioengineering, UC San Diego
Irene Jacobo, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dept. of Bioengineering, UC San Diego, Ph. (858) 822-0493
Dr. Todd Coleman, email@example.com, Dept. of Bioengineering, UC San Diego
Kiya Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, Administrative Assistant, Center for Science of Information
Brent Ladd, email@example.com, Education Director, Center for Science of Information
Kelly Andronicos, firstname.lastname@example.org, Diversity Director, Center for Science of Information
We especially encourage underrepresented minorities and women to attend the school's unique offerings. CSoI proudly supports the development & retention of STEM students from groups that are underrepresented. Please contact Kelly Andronicos ( email@example.com), Director of Diversity, for additional information.
Funded under grant agreement CCF-0939370 Center for Science of Information from the National Science Foundation.