SC19 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

The Data Science Journal Club

Workshop: The Data Science Journal Club

Abstract: In 2012, the Harvard Business Review termed data science "The Sexiest Job of the 21st century." Since that time, with the rise of GPU computation and the concurrent rise deep learning, "data science" skills are sought after more than ever. In early 2019, job postings for data science on have increased by 256% since December 2013. As such, many academic disciplines are searching for ways of integrating data science techniques into their programs. As many data science techniques are computationally intensive, it is natural to pair data science training with training in proper use of HPC resources. At UAB, Research Computing has initiated a weekly Data Science Journal club. By training members in data science, we naturally touch on HPC topics as well, making this an ideal frontier for HPC education. Similarly to traditional academic journal clubs, new topics are discussed each week; however, rather than reading papers, the club focuses on working through practical data science applications with published code.

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