Data Matters short courses aimed at data users in research, business, and government

Registration is now open for the second year of Data Matters, a short course series aimed at data analytics specialists, academic researchers, data center administrators, and anyone else who grapples with big data issues. Last year’s courses attracted participants from across the county, including academics, business professionals, and government officials.

The Data Matters Short Course Series will be held June 22 – 26, 2015 at the Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill. The series will feature two-day courses on Monday and Tuesday and Thursday and Friday, and one-day courses on Wednesday. Participants will be able to choose from a wide range of data-related topics, including health informatics, information visualization, data curation, data mining and machine learning, the Internet of Things, social network analysis, and more.

Data Matters is sponsored by the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), the Odum Institute for Social Science Research at UNC Chapel Hill, and the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI).  Register by April 15 for early-bird discounts.

For more information, including course descriptions and online registration, visit