CEDAR Events & Offerings
NEW! DS 595 Machine Learning for Engineering & Science Applications
This course surveys the application of data science (DS) and machine learning (ML) to problems arising in engineering and the physical sciences.
Spring 2022 Offering
1:00PM – 2:20PM
Fall 2022 Offering
6:00PM – 8:50PM
CEDAR CONVERGENCE SEMINAR SERIES
Designed by our CORE Faculty specifically for CEDAR Students- covering a variety of topics and interest areas from domain specific topics to professional and career development.
Monday, November 14, 2021: Feat. Professor Deskins
Hosted by Associate Prof. Aaron Deskins, Chemical Engineering. This is one of several events/workshops in our CEDAR Convergence Seminar Series.
- Date: Monday, Nov. 14 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm
- Topic: Data Science and Molecular modeling.
- Host: Associate Prof. Aaron Deskins, Chemical Engineering
- Overview: Dr. Deskins will discuss his research and how he is implementing DS tools- followed by a Q&A
Monday, Dec. 6, 2021: Feat. Professor Paffenroth
Hosted by Associate Prof. Randy Paffenroth, Mathematics/Data Science/Computer Science. This is one of several events/workshops in our CEDAR Convergence Seminar Series.
- Date: Monday, Dec. 6 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
- Topic: Intersection of Data Science, Mathematics, & Engineering
- Host: Associate Prof. Randy Paffenroth, Mathematics/CS/DS
- Overview: Dr. Paffenroth will discuss his research- followed by a Q&A. In addition, he will discuss what it means to be a PhD in industry vs. academia.
Monday, Oct. 3, 2022: Feat. Professor Joseph Sarkis
Hosted by Professor Joseph Sarkis, The Business School. This is one of several events/workshops in our CEDAR Convergence Seminar Series.
- Date: Monday, Oct. 3 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
- Topic: The Circular Economy
- Host: Professor Joseph Sarkis, The Business School
- Overview: Prof. Sarkis will host a workshop on the topic of the Circular Economy
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022: Feat. Professor Timko
Hosted by Professor Michael Timko, Chemical Engineering. This is one of several events/workshops in our CEDAR Convergence Seminar Series.
- Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 9:00AM – 10:00AM
- Topic: Making waste work for us
- Host: Professor Michael Timko, Chemical Engineering
- Overview: Timko will host a seminar on the topic of “Making waste work for us”.
Monday, Nov. 14, 2022: Feat. Robert Casoni & David Gailus, Nanocomp Technologies
On behalf of NRT CEDAR, we would like to invite you to an upcoming event with our industry partners at Nanocomp Technologies. Hosted by Robert Casoni, a member of the NRT CEDAR Advisory Board and his colleague, David Gailus. This is one of several events/workshops in our CEDAR Convergence Seminar Series but the first hosted by an industry partner.
- Date: Monday, Nov. 14th from 12:00PM – 1:00PM
- Topic: “Methane Capture” project
- Host: Robert Casoni, Manager of Operations, Nanocomp Technologies
- Overview: Robert Casoni and David Gailus will present on the “Methane Capture” project followed by a Q&A
CEDAR Social Series
In partnership with the Data Science Program and Data Science Council at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, NRT CEDAR Trainees have several opportunities throughout the year to connect with students & faculty from Data Science and other interdisciplinary programs.
In partnership with the DS Council, game night is offered once a month and open to all DS affiliated students- including NRT CEDAR Trainees.
In partnership with the DS Council at WPI, the “Coffee Klatch” is offered weekly on Fridays and open to all DS affiliated students. These informal meetings are a way for the data science community to get together and socialize over a “Bring Your Own” (BYO) lunch. They’re a great opportunity for students and faculty to get to know each other better, and to even get guidance from colleagues about course scheduling, research, etc. Best of all – free coffee for everyone.
CEDAR Professional Development Offerings
CEDAR offers professional and career development opportunities hosted by our affiliated interdisciplinary programs and in partnership with Graduate Studies.
Hosted by Graduate Studies, the Graduate Student and Training Readiness Sessions – STARS – is an annual series of workshops organized by the Office of Graduate Studies that provides overviews on important career and professional development topics.
Registration is required for each session.
The 2022 Fall STARS Sessions include:
- September 16, 2022 – Navigating a career fair
- October 7, 2022 – Developing Cultural Competencies
- October 28, 2022 – Business Development Skills
- November 11, 2022 – Finding and Securing Internships
Graduate Researcher Education and Training (GREAT) Series
The Graduate Researcher Education and Training (GREAT) series features sessions on topics of importance to graduate student researchers that will help them build the skill set they need to be successful in their research endeavors. The series does not focus on technical research skills, but rather communication and management skills.
The 2022-23 GREAT Series will be held on the last Monday monthly in the academic year 12-1 PM.
Click here for more information and to register.
WPI IDP series is an annual workshop series for WPI graduate students to learn how to effectively manage their careers through the development of an IDP. The program is intended for PhD students and postdocs, however masters students are welcome to participate as well. The program will focus on self-assessment, career exploration, networking, and goal setting.
Dates and times for the 2022 Fall IDP program are:
- 10/25/2022 Workshop 1: Career management, self-assessment, and IDPs
- 11/1/2022 Workshop 2: Career exploration, informational interviewing, and networking
- 11/8/2021 Workshop 3: Goal setting, self-advocacy/promotion, and obtaining mentoring needed
Click here for more information and to register.
“Climate Resilience and Conflict: Is Regional Cooperation a Way Forward?”
- Date/Time: Tuesday, October 11th, 11:00AM – Noon
- Overview: Invited speaker Tareq Abu Hamed serves as the Director of the Arava Institute and a researcher at the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center. The title of his talk is “Climate Resilience and Conflict: Is Regional Cooperation a Way Forward?”
“Circular Economy & Safety Implications”
- Date/Time: Thursday, October 13th, 10:00AM – 11:00AM
- Overview: CEDAR PhD Student Zhuowen Chen from the WPI Business School focuses her research on the lithium-ion battery supply chain, especially the end-of-life management of these batteries.In this talk, she explores safety concerns for the management of End-of Life Lithium-Ion Batteries.