CSoI eBrief
January 2015

Greetings CSoI Team,

Welcome to the January 2015 edition of the Monthly CSoI Highlights eBrief.  For the February 2015 edition, please submit information about recent grants, publications, job opportunities, awards, workshops, etc. to Kiya Smith (kiya@purdue.edu) no later than February 16. Thank you!

CSoI Highlights' Headlines:

  1. February 13 Virtual Brown Bag Presentation
  2. June 15-26, 2015 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School
  3. March 23 – May 01, 2015 Data Incubator Fellowship
  4. August 18-19 Biological Distributed Algorithms workshop at MIT
  5. Dr. Todd Coleman selected as invited speaker for the “Visionary Frontiers at the Convergence of Biology, Medicine, and Engineering”.
  6. Dr. Todd Coleman selected as 2015 Gilbreth Speaker.
  7. Eric Topol and Todd Coleman, announce the Viterbi Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Science
  8. Steve Mussmann, a Finalist for the Churchill Scholarship
  9. Tsachy Weissman, making Personalized Medicine Practical
  10. Student Opportunities
  11. Read below for more details!


  1. Virtual Brown Bag Presentation by Minji Kim
    “Software Tools for Computational Behavior” is rescheduled for Friday, February 13, at 4:00 p.m. EST. http://www.soihub.org/event.php?id=303

  2. June 15-26, 2015 Gene Golub SIAM Summer School
    on Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra in Delphi, Greece. Application deadline is February 1, 2015. http://www.cs.rpi.edu//~drinep/G2S3_RandNLA_2015/.

  3. Data Incubator Fellowship.
    The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. The next program (both in-person and electronic) will be 03/23/2015 – 05/01/2015. http://www.thedataincubator.com/

  4. Nancy Lynch will co-organize the third Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA),
    to be held at MIT on August 18th and 19th, 2015. Members of the CSoI community are invited to attend and participate.

News / Announcements

  1. Dr. Todd Coleman was selected as an invited speaker for the “Visionary Frontiers at the Convergence of Biology, Medicine, and Engineering”,
    American Association for the Advancement of Science, January 14, 2015. For more information visit: http://www.aaas.org/event/visionary-frontiers-convergence-biology-medicine-and-engineering

  2. Dr. Todd Coleman was selected as a 2015 Gilbreth Speaker, National Academy of Engineering.
    For more information visit: http://www.nae.edu/Projects/Events/RegionalMeetings/119315/128789/129089.aspx

  3. Eric Topol, MD (Scripps Translational Science Institute) and Todd Coleman, PhD (UCSD) announce the Viterbi Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Science.
    For more information, click on pdf below.

  4. Steve Mussmann, a Channels Scholar with CSoI, is a Finalist for the Churchill Scholarship,
    a prestigious and nationally competitive program that funds the pursuit of a one-year graduate degree in science, engineering or mathematics at Churchill College within the University of Cambridge in Great Britain. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q1/2-purdue-students-churchill-scholarship-finalists.html

  5. Tsachy Weissman and post-doctoral scholars Zhiying Wang, Dmitri Pavlichin, Mikel Hernaez,
    and graduate student Idoia Ochoa have developed a way to store and process the vast amounts genetic information needed to tailor medical care to individual needs. http://engineering.stanford.edu/news/making-personalized-medicine-practical

Student Opportunities

    For Undergraduates
    Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:
    Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

    For Financial Support in Graduate School:
    Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

    For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:

    For tips on applying and associated resources:

    For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:

    For opportunities specifically in Engineering:
    New additions to the video collection

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