The workshop is aimed to explore how the US data science community can cooperate with and benefit from collaborations with partners in Serbia and the West Balkan region. The scope includes fundamental data science methods and high-impact applications related to big data processing, data science applications in critical infrastructures, biomedical informatics, and digital archeology. The proposed workshop will facilitate closing the gap between data science research in the US and Serbia and the region and will bring together data scientists with researchers from disciplines that until recently had little exposure to data science methods, potentially enabling collaborative breakthroughs in those scientific fields. Participants are leading researchers in their respective fields, but also early career researchers including advanced level graduate students, postdoctoral research associates, and assistant/associate professors within 10 years of obtaining their Ph.D.
The workshop includes the following inter-related objectives:
- Establishing new multidisciplinary international collaborations between data science, mathematics, and sciences that generate big data and require advanced methods;
- Reinforcing collaboration mechanisms between the NSF and Serbia’s research funding institutions and organizing joint research projects; and
- Widening the impact, by involving researchers and stakeholders from the other West Balkan countries.
The workshop consists of four tracks, each co-chaired by 3 investigators from the US, Serbia and another West Balkan country. Tangible outcomes from the workshop will include a report describing workshop activities for each of four tracks and a proposal recommending research collaboration areas of interest for all parties and determining collaboration mechanisms and programs to facilitate collaboration.
Enjoy the workshop!
L. H. Carnell Professor of Data Analytics, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
General Chair and Principal Investigator of the NSF Data Science Collaboration Workshop Grant