Research Highlights

  • Sunday, 18 January 2015

    Call for Proposals

    The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Chief Information Officer invite you to submit presentations for UNM’s Data to Knowledge (D2K) Day on February 20, 2015.  This is not a formal research conference, but rather an informal day of networking.

    Research opportunities across all disciplines are rapidly expanding with the emergence of rich new and open data sources, improved collaboration and communication capabilities, and accessible tools to facilitate data acquisition, integration, analysis, visualization, and publication. Yet the process of finding data and appropriate analytical tools is not always straightforward, and cutting-edge research often benefits from methods and techniques outside of one's specialty. UNM's Data to Knowledge Day is a wonderful opportunity to informally share your research ideas, needs, accomplishments, or teaching strategies with other faculty across the University, learn about new datasets and tools from other researchers, and to advance the collective research capabilities of the University.

    The D2K program committee is seeking proposals for 20 minute presentations, Pecha Kucha talks (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each) and hands-on workshops to promote data sets, tools and research methods.  We also encourage graduate students to submit posters they have created for classes (prizes up to $500!).  These opportunities will help to create new connections among faculty (especially across disciplines), inspire others to leverage new data and tools for research, articulate research needs (data, tools, and infrastructure), pitch new research ideas, and critically engage with the process of knowledge production. We invite proposals that touch on any of the many potentials and pitfalls in creating knowledge from data in the humanities, social sciences, the arts, and STEM fields.

    All you need to do is submit a title and a ~250 word abstract to kvwaseta@unm.edu by February 2, 2015; you will be notified by February 6thif your proposal is accepted.   Event details can be found at  http://cyberday.unm.edu .

Research Leadership

Dr. Michael Dougher
Vice President for Research