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Ilias Tagkopoulos won the NSF National AI Institutes grant!

December 18, 2020

Belated but heartfelt congratulations to a UCD4IDS faculty member, Professor Ilias Tagkopoulos, for winning the NSF National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes grant ($20M!) and establishing the AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems (AIFS)!

For the details, see the campus news: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-lead-new-artificial-intelligence-institute-next-generation-food-systems/

All the best,

Videos and slides of the MADDD seminar talks of Fall 2020

December 18, 2020
Dear all,   Videos and talk slides of all the MADDD seminars this quarter (except the one by Chelsea Weaver, which the Amazon management did not allow us to post) are available now as follows:   Videos: https://video.ucdavis.edu/channel/MADDD%3DMath%20of%20Data%20and%20Decisions%20%40%20UC%20Davis/162205112   Talk slides: https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~saito/ucd4ids/   Note that ta

Harvard Data Science Review is useful!

October 06, 2020

Dear all,

I found the Harvard Data Science Review (an open access platform of the Harvard Data Science Initiative) is quite interesting and informative: https://hdsr.mitpress.mit.edu/
There are several articles there that would be quite useful for us to think further, e.g.,

NSF Program Solicitation: National AI Research Institutes

August 27, 2020

Dear all,

I received the following solicitation from NSF.  The deadline of submitting a full proposal is 12/04/2020.

Sincerely,

Naoki

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National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes
Accelerating Research, Transforming Society, and Growing the American Workforce

PROGRAM SOLICITATION
NSF 20-604

Chen-Nee Chuah and Jesus De Loera received the 2020 ADVANCE Scholar Award!

August 05, 2020

Dear all,

Please join me to congratulate our co-PI Chen-Nee Chuah and a Steering Committee member Jesus De Loera for their 2020 ADVANCE Scholar Awards from the UC Davis Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, through the ADVANCE Program and its Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS)! For the details, please check: https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/news/2020-uc-davis-advance-scholar-award-recipients .

All the best,

MADDD Seminar Spring 2020 info

June 18, 2020
Dear all,   I would like to thank Jesus De Loera for his terrific job as a MADDD seminar organizer for Spring 2020!

Introducing three UCD4IDS postdocs!

June 12, 2020

Dear UCD4IDS members,

I hope this email finds you and your family well under the current extraordinary circumstances. Also, I hope that you are successfully finishing up the most unusual and difficult academic year.

Before entering our summer break, I would like to announce the following great news.
We successfully hired three fantastic postdocs under our NSF TRIPODS grant (with coordination with mathematics and statistics departments). We are so lucky since quite a number of our cohort TRIPODS institutes have difficulty in hiring their postdocs.

Minutes of Roundtable Discussion Winter 2020 - II

February 22, 2020

The second roundtable discussion of this quarter was held before Prof. Bin YU (UC Berkeley, Stat)'s Joint Math/Stat Colloquium talk: Veridical Data Science. Her talk slides can be found here.

The roundtable discussion kicked off by the host asking the guest speaker about the status of data science activities at the Berkeley campus.

Minutes of Roundtable Discussion Winter 2020 - I

February 02, 2020

The format of our roundtable discussions for Winter 2020 has been changed from that of Fall 2019: we have decided to have a roundtable discussion once a month instead of every week, and schedule it before a seminar talk with refreshments instead of after a seminar talk.