2018 BC Data Workshop
Audience: Targeted at graduate and undergraduate students in the Mathematical Sciences at UBC, SFU and other PIMS Universities. Participation from local Industry also encouraged.

Description: The 2018 PIMS Data Science Workshop has two goals: to bring together top researchers, industry professionals and BC Math students to tackle interesting research and industry problems; and to develop data science literacy in students with strong mathematical skills who may have little experience in the realm of “data science”. A Mathematical Sciences background and some experience with computational tools (python, R, TensorFlow, etc.) will be helpful.

Running June 4–8, this workshop will give students experience with data science tools — such as working with large data sets, statistical inference, and machine learning — that will be helpful in their career options after graduation and in their graduate research.

Complete this application form to express your interest in attending the workshop. Qualified applicants will be sent details on how to register. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis until we have the target number of 50 participants. There will be a $50 registration fee. It is recommended that you submit your application on or before May 15, 2018.

Email address *
Point of note:
Please enter institution e-mail address where applicable.
Your name *
First and last.
Your answer
Github Username *
We will use this to set up the computing resources for the workshop.
Your answer
Affiliation *
(e.g., UBC, SFU, Industry, Government)
Your answer
Research Focus *
Choose the most appropriate descriptor, or enter one if none exists.
Education *
Highest level attained (or in progress).
What is the level of your programming experience? *
Expert: I have engaged in extensive and collaborative software development projects, and am comfortable with popular version control technologies; I am fluent in several programming languages and sometimes dream of code. Intermediate: I have engaged in extensive software development projects and am fluent in at least one programming language; I have at least some experience with popular version control technologies (e.g., GitHub). Novice: I have learned to code in one or fewer languages with at least some level of proficiency (e.g., 1st year computer science course): I have limited to no experience with GitHub or other version control technologies.
Indicate the tools you have some experience with *
Short background *
A sentence or two on your research/academic/professional background as it pertains to your interest in this workshop.
Your answer
Dietary restrictions *
Travel Funding
There may be partial travel and accommodation support for students. Please indicate whether you will have travel costs to attend. (Unanswered defaults to No)
Registration Fee
Please indicate whether paying the registration fee of $50 would be a hardship.
Did you attend any part of last year's workshop? *
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