- Aug 15, 2017, Ivo Dinov is presenting a keynote lecture on Predictive Data Analytics at the Malaysia Telemedicine Conference 2017 (August 15-17, 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
- Aug 10-18, 2017: Ivo Dinov, Alex Fornito, Andrew Zalesky, and Satrajit Ghosh are organizing a INCF/IBRO Neuroscience Summer School for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on (1) Statistical Computing, (2) High Throughput Processing of Neuroscience Big Data, and (3) Neuroimaging-genetics. The SUmmer Neuroscience School is part of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF)/International Brain Research Organization IBRO-APRC School on Neuroinformatics and Brain Network Analysis, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- May 8-12, 2017: Ivo Dinov is offering a week-long Bootcamp: Predictive Big Data Analytics using R. This deep dive into modern Big Data Analytics will take place Monday (May 8, 2017) through Friday (May 12, 2017), 8:00AM to 4:00PM, at SNB 1250, University of Michigan, 426 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI. The event will also be streamed live (see details on the bootcamp site).
- March 23, 2017: FireFox 52+ will not support Java plug ins. SOCR users that are interested in continuing to access SOCR Java Applets via FireFox need to install the 32-bit version of FF Extended Support Release (52 ESR).
- Mar 16-17, 2017: The principals (Rich Gonzales, Ivo Dinov, John Marcotte, Franco Pestilli, Olaf Sporns, Andrew Saykin, Dhabaleswar Panda, Xiaoyi Lu, Hari Subramoni, Satya Sahoo, Daniel Marcus, and Lei Wang) of the Advance Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN) will give talks and present posters at the 2017 NSF BigData Meeting at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC.
- Mar 3, 2017: Ivo Dinov is presenting Brain Visualization, High-throughput computational processing, and the SOCRAT Statistical Computing Framework at the 2017 Brainhack-Global Meet in Ann Arbor.
- Nov 12, 2016: Alex Kalinin is co-organizing a2-dlearn 2016 – the 2nd annual Ann Arbor Deep Learning event and will present Deep Learning Year in Review 2016: Computer Vision Perspective. The goal of a2-dlearn 2016 is to bring together deep learning enthusiasts, researchers and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds. Venue: 1670 Bob and Betty Beyster Building, University of Michigan, 2260 Hayward St, Ann Arbor, MI.
- Nov 01, 2016: Ivo Dinov is presenting Predictive Big Data Analytics Workshop, School of Nursing University of Michigan Analytics Seminar Series, 1:00PM, 1240 SNB. This presentation will focus on Predictive Big Data Analytics. We'll go over characteristics and fundamentals of Big Data, methodological and computational challenges, health science research, and opportunities. Applications to biosocial (Medicare/Economics) and neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson's Disease) will be presented. The foundations of compressive Big Data Analytics (CBDA) and several demos will be shown.
- In October 2016, Ivo Dinov participated in an expert International panel including government officials of a dozen countries affected by the Zika virus. The panel reviewed evidence and made recommendations to public officials on strategies to combat the spread of the Zika virus and the associated microcephaly in newborns.
- Sept 20-21, 2016: Ivo Dinov, Rich Gonzales, George Alter (University of Michigan), Franco Pestilli, Olaf Sporns, Andrew Saykin (Indiana University), Dhabaleswar Panda, Khaled Hamidouche, Xiaoyi Lu, Hari Subramoni (OSU), Satya Sahoo (CWRU), Daniel Marcus (Washington University), and Lei Wang (Northwestern University) are organizing a 2-day Midwest Workshop on Big Neuroscience Data, Tools, Protocols & Services, Ann Arbor, MI.
- Aug 04, 2016 (8:30-10:30 AM): Ivo Dinov is presenting Big, Deep, and Dark Data: Fundamentals, Research Challenges, and Opportunities, at the Recent advances in massive imaging data analysis, Section on Statistics in Imaging, at the Joint Statistics Meeting (JSM), Chicago, IL, (CC-W McCormick Place Convention Center, West Building, Session: 659, Thu, 8/4/2016, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM, CC-W187b).
- July 08, 2016: Ivo Dinov was interviewed by NOVA (WGBH/PBS) on a recent PNAS Report identifying significant potential shortfalls of Big Data functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies, of which there may be over 35,000 in the past quarter century. The article used 500 normal control subjects (null data) to generate 3 million simulation studies where every experiment included randomly chosen subjects, either resting state or task activation fMRI, and found false-positive discoveries (significant grouping effects where there were none) up to 70% of the simulations. Although this does not discredit any specific previously published fMRI findings, the investigations suggests the need for novel Big Data analytics methods, and scalable software tools, that can reduce the false-positive rate.
- May 19, 2016 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT): Ivo Dinov is presenting an AMIA Education & Training Webinar entitled Predictive Big Data Analytics: Imaging-Genetics Fundamentals, Research Challenges, and Opportunities, PDF Slides and video/webcast.
- Mar 07, 2016, Ivo Dinov was Elected as a Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). ISI is the world’s most prestigious Statistical Organization Established in 1885 as a non-profit, non-government, organization with a consultative status within the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The ISI organizes the World Statistics Congresses every two years across the Globe.
- Jan 19, 2016, Ivo Dinov gave a lecture on Big, Deep, and Dark Data: Fundamentals, Research Challenges, and Opportunities at the Survey Research Center (SRC) seminar series, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.
- Nov 23-24, 2015, Ivo Dinov is giving a keynote address (Predictive Big Data Analytics: Using Large, Complex, Heterogeneous, Incongruent, Multi-source and Incomplete Observations to Study Neurodegenerative Disorders) at the 2015 Big Data Analytics Experience Conference, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech), Santa Fe, 01389 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico.
- Oct 14, 2015, Ivo Dinov interviewed by Inside Higher Ed on 'Double-Dipping' With MOOCs.
- Oct 9-10, 2015, Carl Kesselman and Ivo Dinov organized a working group on Scientific Tools and Workflows for Big Data Discovery Science, Palm Springs, CA.
- Oct 06, 2015, Ivo Dinov presented the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) Education and Training Program.
- Oct 02, 2015, Petros Petrosyan, Sam Hobel, and Ivo Dinov present the Hippocampal Meta-Analysis Workflow at USC Pipeline Demo Day.
- Sept 23, 2015, Ivo Dinov presented Exploratory Big Data Analytics at the University of Michigan (PDF).
- Sept 10 and Sept 17, 2015, Ken Powell, Eric Michielssen, and Ivo Dinov presented opportunities for graduate studies in computational and data sciences at the University of Michigan.
- August 8–13, 2015, Ivo Dinov organized a special session on Big Data: Modeling, Tools, Analytics, and Training at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meeting, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101.
- June 14-18, 2015, Ivo Dinov and his colleagues presented "The Pipeline Environment: A Scalable, Distributed and Service-Oriented Neuroimaging and Genetics" at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, Hawaii.
- June 14-17, 2015, Ivo Dinov presented the SOCR Resources at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.
- May 5, 2015, Deb Barton and Ivo Dinov presented the Center for Complexity and Self-management of Chronic Disease (CSCD) at the 2015 National Institute of Nursing Research Center Directors Meeting, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Maryland, Natcher Conference Center: Room E1/E2.
- April 21-24, 2015, Ivo Dinov organized a micro Big Data Analytics workshop at the University of Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). The focus of this micro-workshop is to lay down the foundation for developing a new Compressive Big Data Analytics (CBDA) foundation enabling representation, modeling, analysis and interrogation of large, incongruent multi-source, incomplete and messy data. The highlights of the workshop include talks from Dr. Saeid Amiri and Dr. S. Ejaz Ahmed.
- February 18, 2015, Ivo Dinov gave a lecture on "Management, Modeling & Analytic Challenges of Big Biomedical Data" at the University of Michigan Psychiatry Grand Rounds.
- January 13-14, 2015, Ivo Dinov presented the "Pipeline graphical workflow environment for computational genomics, proteomics, image and shape analysis" at the Big Data Discovery Science (BDDS) Meeting in Seattle, WA.
- Aug 05, 2014, Ivo Dinov is presenting the new UMSN Analytics Curriculum (Scientific Methods for Health Sciences, SMHS).
- July 8-9, 2014: Ivo Dinov is presenting "Portable Pipeline Workflows for Nuclear and Chromosomal Shape Morphometry Analysis" at the 4D Nucleome Workshop, University of Michigan.
- May 22, 2014, Ivo Dinov (SOCR/Michigan), Dennis Pearl (MBI/OSU), and Kyle Siegrist (VLPS/UAH) are organizing a Workshop entitled Web Resources for Interactive Probability Instruction at the 2014 eCOTS (Electronic Conference On Teaching Statistics) conference.
- April 28, 2014: Ivo Dinov is interviewed on "The Big Data" by Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy (CSTSP), at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
- April 1-2, 2014: Ivo Dinov presented a talk entitled "Big Data Challenges: Data Management, Analytics & Security" at the AAAS/FBI Summit on Big Data, Life Sciences, and National Security in Washington DC. See blog post.
- Jan 30, 2014: Ivo Dinov is giving an NCIBI Tools and Technology seminar entitled SOCR Infrastructure for Technology-enhanced Trans-disciplinary Health Research & Science Education.
- Jan 14-17, 2014: Joint Mathematics Meeting (AMS/IMS/MAA):
- January 16, 2014: Ivo Dinov is organizing a special American Mathematical Society (AMS) session on Big Data: Mathematical and Statistical Modeling, Tools, Services, and Training, at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM), Baltimore, MD, USA.
- January 14, 2014: Ivo Dinov (SOCR), Dennis Pearl (MBI/OSU) and Kyle Siegrist (VLPS/UAH) are organizing a continuing education workshop: 2014 Distributome JMM Workshop: Interactive Probability Instruction, Stadium Ballroom 4, 2nd Floor, Marriott Inner Harbor.
- Dec 11 and Dec 18, 2013: Ivo Dinov is giving a 2-part presentation about the State of the SOCR Project: Part 1: Scope, Projects and Organization; Part 2: Exploratory Data Analyses (EDA) (Videos: Part 1: EDA and Part 2: Tools).
- Nov 15, 2013: Ivo Dinov is a keynote speaker at 2013 CIMAT Neuro Imaging, El Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas A.C. (CIMAT) y el Instituto de Neurobiología de la UNAM, Guanajuato, Mexico. His talk is entitled Biomedical Informatics: Mathematical Techniques, Computational Challenges & Imaging-Genetics Applications.
- Oct 19, 2013: Nicolas Christou, Albert Wong and Ivo Dinov, present a SOCR blended approach for teaching the California Common Core State Standards for Probability and Statistics (for LAUSD Teachers).
- Oct 18, 2013: Ivo Dinov is giving a talk entitled "Computational Challenges in Neuroimaging-Genetics: Predicting MCI conversion to AD" at the University of Michigan, Neurodegenerative Disease Research Seminar series.
- Oct 16, 2013: Ivo Dinov is Chairing a panel discussion on "Big-Data" at the 2013 Annual meeting of the Michigan Bio-Industry, MichBio; 8:00-9:00 am on October 16, 2013, Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, Kalamazoo, MI.
- June 26, 2013: Ivo Dinov is speaking about "Analytical Pipeline Workflows, Resource Interoperability and Processing of “Big” Genomics Data" at a session on The Science of Investigation and Interpretation at The Clinical Genome Conference (TCGC), Hotel Kabuki 1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.
- June 16, 2013: Ivo Dinov is organizing a Continuing Education Course entitled Neuroimaging ‘Big Data’ Challenges and Computational Workflow Solutions. This workshop is part of the 2013 Organization for Human Brain Mapping Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Ivo Dinov is presenting The Pipeline Workflow Environment at this workshop.
- May 20, 2013: Ivo Dinov is organizing a Computational Genomics Training Workshop at UCLA. This workshop will be postponed to a future date, due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts.
- May 15-16, 2013: USCOTS 2013 Workshop: Dennis Pearl (Ohio State), Kyle Siegrist (University of Alabama) and Ivo Dinov (UCLA) are organizing a 2 day workshop Interactive Probability Instruction, at the USCOTS 2013 meeting. The organizers will provide continuing education training for using the Probability Distributome webapps, classroom use of the Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics, exploratory data analysis using the Statistics Online Computational Resource.
- April 08, 2013: Ivo Dinov is presenting the Pipeline Workflow Environment (PPTX) at the Epilepsy Bioinformatics Workshop at UCLA.
- March 21, 2013: Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov, presented the SOCR blended mathematics and statistics education resources relative to the California Common Core State Standards, LAUSD.
- March 4-6, 2013: Ivo Dinov is presenting a paper entitled How to Ride the Perfect Neuroimaging-Genetics-Computation Storm? Collision of Peta Bytes of Data, Thousands of Software Tools and Millions of Hardware Devices at the New Horizons in Human Brain Imaging, Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, Hawaii USA.
- January 23-25, 2013: 2013 AAAS TUES/CCLI conference in Washington, DC; American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, and the National Science Foundation, NSF, Programs for Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement, CCLI, and Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, TUES.
- November 27, 2012: Ivo Dinov (SOCR/UCLA), Dennis Pearl (MBI/OSU) and Kyle Siegrist (UAH/VLPS) are presenting a CAUSEWeb Webinar: Hands-on Distributome Activities for Teaching Probability (Tuesday, 2:30 PM Eastern Time).
- October 09, 2012: Dr. Ivo Dinov consults on a PBS NOVA/WGBH Interactive Mapping the Brain Webapp providing understanding of the relationship between brain anatomy, function and physiology. This resource enables the exploration of complex connections between different brain regions, and showcases the difference between normal and abnormal brain variability.
- August 02, 2012: Ivo Dinov is presenting an invited talk entitled Computational Neuroinformatics: Challenges, Methods & Tools at the 2012 JSM meeting in San Diego, CA. Session, (207361), Innovations in Biomaging and the Impact of Statistics”, Session #587, Thursday, 8/2/2012, from 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM.
- July 31, 2012: Scott Kamino, Bilal Bhakhrani, Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov are presenting a paper entitled Bivariate Normal Distribution: A New SOCR Applet at 2012 JSM Meeting in San Diego, CA (Tue, 7/31/2012, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM, CC-Room 30C).
- July 13, 2012: Ivo Dinov is giving a lecture entitled Multimodal Neuroimaging and Distributed Computing using the Pipeline Environment at the 2012 Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program (MNTP) at the University of Pittsburgh.
- May 2012: SOCR Analyses are utilized as the key statistical computing library part of the Pipeline Graphical Workflow Environment. One example is the use of the SOCR Multivariate Linear Regression and False Discovery Rate (FDR) utilities for analyzing multidimensional neuroimaging data (http://ucla.in/Ie80ps).
- April 26, 2012: Ivo Dinov and Nicholas Christou are presenting a special session entitled Technology-Enhanced Mathematics and Statistics Education at the 2012 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCMT) Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (April 25-28, 2012).
- April 17, 2012: Jack Van Horn, Ivo Dinov, Paul Eggert and Arthur Toga organized a workshop Big Data Analysis Using the LONI Pipeline.
- March 16-17, 2012: Ivo Dinov is organizing a Pipeline Training Workshop at the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), Cincinnati, OH.
- September 2011: SOCR Applications in Human Brain Mapping. Human brain mapping investigators use SOCR resources and tools to investigate frontal, temporal, and ventricular dysmorphology in schizophrenia, putamen/pallidum enlargements, medication exposure in early studies, and genetic predisposition for schizophrenia. This report published in the HBM Journal reveals the role of specific genetic or environmental risk factors toward altered brain morphology in schizophrenia.
- Sept. 17, 2011: Ivo Dinov is interviewed by Daily Bruin "On The Record" about student loans and the rate of increase of the cost of college tuition.
- August 12, 2011: Scott Kamino, Lance Perry and Mat Swatek submitted a video entitled "To Stat, or not to Stat?" responding to the ASA contest to promote the practice and profession of statistics.
- August 03, 2011: Dave Zes, Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov are presenting a paper entitled Spatial Statistics and Cartography Using SOCR (Abstract #302579) in Session # 524 (Wed, 8/3/2011, 11:20 AM) at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, July 30–August 4, 2011.
- July 15, 2011: Dr. Dinov was interviewed and quoted in an article in the Wall Street Journal about the proliferation of days designated to mark certain numerical properties - Happy Square-Prime Sandwich Day.
- June 24-25, 2011: Ivo Dinov is presenting SOCR resource utilization in the University of California - Online Statistics Instruction (UC-OSI) program. UCOP OIPP Meeting, Berkeley, California. See the video on YouTube.
- April 11-14, 2011: outGRID workshop, Vilnius, Lithuania. Ivo Dinov is presenting a paper entitled Visual Informatics and Computational Genomics using the Graphical Pipeline Environment.
- January 26-28, 2011: Ivo Dinov is presenting the SOCR resource at the 2011 AAAS TUES/CCLI conference in Washington, DC (American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Programs for Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) and Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, TUES).
- January 07, 2011: Distributome-An Interactive Web-based Resource for Probability Distributions: Kyle Siegrist, Ivo Dinov, and Dennis Pearl will present the State of the Probability Distributome Project, 2011 JMM meeting, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education, Napoleon A1-A3, 3rd Floor, Sheraton, 2:00-4:00PM.
- December 04-05, 2010: 2010 CMC-North Annual Asilomar Mathematics Conference. Ivo Dinov will present the SOCR Resource.
- November 18, 2012: Dr. Dinov presented a seminar entitled Computational Neuroinformatics: Challenges, Methods, & Tools, UCLA Computer Science Seminar Series.
- November 05-06, 2010: 2010 CMC-South Annual Palm Springs Mathematics Conference. Ivo Dinov and Nicolas Christou will present the SOCR Resource.
- September 2010: The SOCR MotionCharts Project receives an honorable mention in the 2010 ASA Hands-On Statistics Activity Competition.
- September 2010: In a High Speed Network partnership with K-12 educators, the SOCR Probability and Statistics EBook is posted on the K12HSN network and made freely and openly available to the entire K-12 educational community.
- August 13, 2010, SOCR AP Statistics Continuing Education Workshop at UCLA.
- July 31 - August 05, 2010, JSM 2010 Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 31 – August 5, 2010:
- Juana Sanchez, Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov will present SOCR CLT Applet and Activity, Session #478, Abstract #307049, Tue, 8/3/2010, 2:00 PM.
- Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov will present Enhancing the Teaching of Statistics: Analysis of Spatial Data Using SOCR and R, Session #478, Abstract #308613, Wed, 8/4/2010, 8:30 AM.
- July 20-23, 2010 Sloan Consortium/MERLOT symposium (Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA). Nicolas Christou, Ryan Rosario and Ivo Dinov will present a session entitled Technology-Enhanced Probability and Statistics Education Using the Statistics Online Computational Resource.
- June 09, 2010: SOCR V2.6 receives the Softpedia "100% Free & Clean" award. This certifies that all SOCR tools are free of all forms of malware, including spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors, and can be used and installed with no concern by any computer user.
- May 14, 2010: Dr. Dinov was interviewed and quoted in an article in the Wall Street Journal about the concept of implicit egotism, or people’s unconscious attraction to things or people that resemble themselves — as manifested by name similarity.
- May 11, 2010: CAUSE SOCR Teaching and Learning Webinar.
- April 19, 2010: The largest neuroimaging study to-date identifies the relations between obesity gene (FTO) and brain tissue loss using the SOCR computational libraries.
- March 25, 2010: We upgraded the SOCR user web-statistics mechanism. Now we provide anonymous access to dynamic and complete statistics on the web-users of the main SOCR server. The new SOCR web-statistics architecture allows anyone to see anytime the locations and types of the last 500 SOCR users. Each user is uniquely counter daily, irrespective of usage-time or number of SOCR resources they used. Other SOCR servers have separate tracking mechanisms.
- March 17, 2010: Brain abnormalities in children exposed to meth - a news-brief on a recent article on Prenatal Methamphetamine use, co-authored by Dr. Dinov, is distributed by the National Institutes of Health.
- January 12, 2010: NSF/DUE PI Meeting at the 2010 JMM Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Dinov presented the SOCR Resource.
- October 2009: A new major upgrade of SOCR Analyses is released that fixed the appearance of the tabs on all SOCR analysis applets. The new version only shows the tabs that are appropriate for the specific SOCR Analysis chosen by the user. This upgrade of Analyses resolves this inconsistency and makes the navigation to data-input, variable-mapping and result-interpretation much more intuitive and user-friendly.
- September 2009: A new SOCR forum is introduced. Users, instructors, students and developers may use this forum to post questions, learn about various SOCR datasets, tools, learning materials, and contribute to the SOCR knowledgebase.
- August 15-23, 2009 SOCR Organized Events at the 2009 International Statistical Institute Meeting
- August 16, 2009, SOCR Workshop at 2009 ISI Meeting.
- August 17, 2009, A special session entitled Interactive, Data-Driven and Technology-Enhanced Approaches for Probability and Statistics Education, organized by Ivo Dinov and Nicolas Christou at 2009 ISI Meeting.
- August 10, 2009: The Daily Bruin published an article about SOCR, summarizing the project scope and interviewing Ivo Dinov and Nicolas Christou.
- August 10-12, 2009, SOCR Training & Development Workshop at UCLA.
- August 03, 2009, Confidence Intervals using SOCR. Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov are presenting SOCR at the 2009 JSM Meeting in Washington, DC.
- June 27, 2009, Nicolas Christou presented a poster (page 19) at the 2009 USCOTS conference at OSU.
- April 16, 2009, SOCR Sponsored Teaching Statistics Seminar by Webster West, 4-5 PM, Math Science 5137.
- January 05-08, 2009: Ivo Dinov will give 2 talks and present a poster at 2009 Joint AMS/MAA Meeting in Washington, DC, January 05-08, 2009.
- Interactive, Data-Driven and Technology-Enhanced Approach for Probability and Statistics Education, at a session on Demos and Strategies with Technology that Enhance Teaching and Learning Mathematics, Tuesday, January 06, 2009, 9:20AM, 1046-E1-26, PPT Slides and PDF Slides.
- Statistics Online Computational Resource for Education, at a session on MAA Poster Session on Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education, Tuesday, January 06, 2009, 2 PM, Blue Room and Foyer, Omni Shoreham Hotel.
- Integrated, Multidisciplinary and Technology-Enhanced Science Education: The Next Frontier, at a Mathematics Education session, Wednesday, January 07, 2009, 1:15PM, 1046-97-25, PPT Slides and PDF Slides.
- November 17, 2008: SOCR Presentation at Statistics 495A (Fall 2008).
- October 17, 2008: SOCR presentation at the UCCP/UCLA CDI meeting at at UCLA CDI.
- September 27, 2008: Ivo Dinov is presenting the SOCR resources at a continuing education event at Santa Monica College.
- September 17, 2008: The complete SOCR source code, v.2.5, was publicly released via the SOCR Google Code project page. This new release contains the latest version of the SOCR libraries and all additional resources needed to revise, compile, package and deploy the entire SOCR resource on the Internet.
- August 14-15, 2008: Ivo Dinov is presenting the SOCR resource at the 2008 CCLI AAAS conference in Washington, DC.
- August 9, 2008: Nicolas Christou will present a seminar entitled Law of Large Numbers: The Theory, Applications and Technology-based Education, at the 2008 MERLOT International Conference (1:30-2:00 PM in the Conrad A Room).
- August 2008: SOCR is releasing a new electronic polling survey to solicit open and anonymous community feedback on existing SOCR resources and recommendations for development of future SOCR materials and tools.
- August 2008, 2009 Joint Statistics Meeting
- Thu, 8/7/08, 10:30 AM - 12:20, Nicolas Christou is Chairing a session entitled The Internet, Telecommunications, and Migration
- Wed, 8/06/08, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM, Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov are presenting Applications of Statistics in Finance Using the Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) in a special session on Portfolio Analysis, Exchange Rates, Microstructure, and GARCH Models
- July 29, 2008: Ivo Dinov will give a hands-on demonstration entitled Using SOCR to Motivate Simulation Experiments in Middle and High School at the Second CensusAtSchool International Workshop, 3:15-4:00 PM, CCLIC Lab.
- July 07, 2008: Luminita Vese and Ivo Dinov are co-organizing a SIAM Imaging Science session on Computational Science and Biology: The Challenges, Data, Methods and Tools (MS4), Part I and Part II.
- June 20, 2008: Nicolas Christou will present a seminar entitled Web-based, Data-driven Probability and Statistics Education, at the UC21st Century - Teaching, Learning and Technology: Past, Present and Future Conference (11:45AM - 12:30PM). Video (WMP, FLASH) and PPT slides ara available online.
- June 05, 2008: SOCR End-of-Year Event.
- 2008 SOCR/CTS Seminars:
- Thursday May 29: Phil Stark, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley, Thursday, 4-5pm, Math Science # 5137.
- Thursday, May 15: Mahtash Esfandiari and Hai Nguyen, Dept. of Statisitics, UCLA
- Thursday, May 1: Dennis Pearl, Dept. of Statistics, The Ohio State University. "The Statistical Buffet" course redesign at OSU, Thursday, 4-5pm, Math Science # 5137.
- Thursday, April 24: Andee Rubin, TERC, Software as a Learning Context: the Case of TinkerPlots and Statistical Reasoning, Thursday, 4-5pm, Math Science # 5137.
- Thursday April 10: Helen MacGillvray, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Roles of Assessment in Learning of Statistics and Mathematics, Thursday, 4-5pm, Math Science # 5137.
- May 19, 2008: Dr. Nicolas Christou will be awarded the prestigious Brian P. Copenhaver Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology. More information about this event and Nicolas' contributions is available here. Nicolas Christou (video-stream) Interview and UCLA Today article.
- May 05, 2008: Ivo Dinov will give a ASA/GAISE Webinar for middle school teachers in various science and quantitative disciplines.
- January 17-19, 2008, 2008 Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics and Related Fields, Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov will present Statistics Online Computational Resource for Education: www.socr.ucla.edu;
- Priscilla Chui, Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov will present a talk on Numbers and Sense.
- January 6-9, 2008: Joint Mathematics Meetings (AMS/MAA), San Diego, CA.
- Annie Che, Nicolas Christou, Jenny Cui and Ivo Dinov will present a poster entitled SOCR Analyses: a free Internet-based Statistical Analysis Toolkit, on 01/07/08, 2-4 PM, as part of the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education session.
- Rahul Gidwani, Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov will present a paper (1035-P1-707) Interactive Web-Based Probability Distribution Mathlets: www.SOCR.ucla.edu at the MAA Session Mathlets and Web Resources for Mathematics and Statistics Education, 1:20 PM, Wednesday Jan. 9, 2008.
- Rahul Gidwani, Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov will present a paper (1035-62-1789) Generating Functions: Web-based SOCR Applets and Computational Library Interfaces, 3:45 PM on Jan 09, 2008.
- Dec. 19. 2007, SOCR was added as a Facebook Application and made available as a tool/plug-in to all FaceBook Users. To add the SOCR App to your Facebook page follow these steps:
- Dec. 07, 2007, Dr. Dinov was interviewed and quoted in An article in the Wall Street Journal about a paper by Leif Nelson (NYU) and Joseph Simmons (Yale) entitled Moniker Maladies: When Names Sabotage Success. In this article the authors present experimental designs and data to support hypotheses that unconscious behavior can insidiously undermine conscious pursuits.
- Sept. 24, 2007: The National Science Foundation (NSF) extended the funding for the UCLA Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) for another 4 years (2007-2011). This is a great accomplishment for the SOCR team and recognition of the SOCR Resource achievements since 2002. In the next 4 years, SOCR will design, test, validate, and disseminate 1) tools (applets, demos, GUI interfaces), 2) educational materials (activities, class notes, tutorials), and 3) resources (Statistics Online Computational Resource Wiki, consulting, workshops, etc.) More information is available online.
- Aug. 22-29, 2007: SOCR sampling and simulation resources are going to be presented as an invited talk (Nicolas Christou) at the 2007 International Statistics Institute meeting (ISI), Lisbon, Portugal, (PDF Slides)
- Aug. 08-10, 2007: Nicolas Christou is invited to present the SOCR Central Limit Theorem Applet and hands-on activity at the 2007 Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Conference, MERLOT, New Orleans, LA. (Talk PDF, Talk PPT)
- Aug. 06-08, 2007: SOCR/CAUSE Workshop at UCLA
- Aug. 01, 2007: JSM - Nicolas Christou will present Enhancing the Teaching of Statistics with Technology Using the Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) in Session 466, at 2:00 PM at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 29-August 2, 2007 (Abstract #309845, PDF).
- June 01 and June 08, 2007 (4PM): The State of the Statistics Online Computational Resources, Ivo Dinov will present at the UCLA Statistics Teaching Seminar.
- May 21-22, 2007, Gary Simon, NYU Stern, will visit SOCR and give a seminar talk (TBD).
- May 17-19, 2007: SOCR will be presented at an invited breakout session of the USCOTS 2007 (Juana Sanchez, Nicolas Christou and Ivo Dinov).
- Mar. 07, 2007. An article in the Wall Street Journal discussing probability estimations quotes Ivo Dinov.
- Feb. 27, 2007. An article in the Wall Street Journal quotes the SOCR PI, Dr. Dinov.
- Jan. 08, 2007. SOCR was included in the Royal Statistical Society News Brief
- Jan. 05-08, 2007: SOCR Resource is presented at the Joint AMS/MAA meeting in New Orleans, LA.
- Ivo Dinov presented two talks at the 2006 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
- Maria Pilar Munoz, Dept. of Statistics, North Carolina State University, visited SOCR and gave a talk on Formal Assessment of a Web-based Tool Designed to Improve Student Performance in Statistics, Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 3-4 pm; 6627 Math Sciences Bldg. Seminar#: 297.
- Juana Sanchez presented SOCR Usage and Validation at the Section on Statistical Education of the Joint Statistics Meeting, August 2006, Seattle, WA.
- Juana Sanchez presented various SOCR Activities at the ICOTS7, July 2006.
- Nicolas Christou gave a SOCR Colloquium Talk at the department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Cyprus, June 2006.
- 2006 SIAM Symposia on Brain Segmentation, May 15-17, 2006 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Ivo Dinov organized a symposium at the 2006 SIAM Conference on Imaging Science entitled Mathematical Methods and Tools for Volumetric Brain Segmentation.
- Ivo Dinov presented the SOCR Resource at the Joint AMS/MAA joint Meeting, San Antonio, TX, January 2006
- SOCR Home page: http://www.socr.umich.edu
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