• Call for Participation: midd.data and Axinn Center for the Humanities Data Workshop Series

    | by Mike Roy

    Do you have an idea for a data-driven humanities project, but you are not sure where to start? Do you have a humanities-centered research question that can only be answered with data analysis?  Consider participating in the Humanities Data Workshop Series, brought to you by midd.data and the Axinn Center for the Humanities with support from Middlebury’s data librarians Wendy Shook and Ryan Clement. In this beginners workshop you will learn how to collect, organize, structure, clean, and visualize your data. Depending on the needs of the participants, other topics may also be introduced.

  • Data Science Across The Disciplines: A New Course

    | by Caitlin Myers

    This winter term five faculty colleagues from Math, Art History, Biology, Economics, and Japanese designed and piloted a new course blending a traditional introduction to data science with immersive project-based applications across four disciplines. Students with no prior data science experience spent their mornings learning how to use the statistical software package R to wrangle and extract meaning from data, and their afternoons critically applying these skills to research projects on topics ranging from seventeenth-century Dutch art to tick-borne disease to Japanese pop culture to abortion policy.

  • High Performance Computing Infrastructure Update

    ITS is excited to announce, thanks to generous contributions from our infrastructure technology partners, in the coming months we will be updating and expanding the high-speed networking and storage capabilities of the Ada high-performance computing (HPC) platform.

  • “Why’d You Stop Me?” META Lab Works with the Salinas City Hall to Assess De-Escalation Police Policies

    | by Phil Murphy and Director of META Lab

    Phil Murphy writes about a META Lab team that worked with the Salinas, California city hall on a project called “Evaluation of strengthening relations between law enforcement and the community”  that was solicited by City Hall in Salinas, CA in the wake of three police shootings in a one month span. The META Lab was asked to measure the efficacy of the program. The project was initiated in July, 2016 and concluded in July of 2018.

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