Computational Summer Institute 2016

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May 25, 2016

SESYNC 2016 Computational Summer Institute

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications from small teams of researchers for the third annual Computational Summer Institute. The workshop will be held July 26-29 at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland.

The workshop will offer participants hands-on instruction and hacking using computational tools for socio-environmental synthesis. We will focus primarily on using R for data management and analysis, GIS, and web applications. Depending on participant interest, we may also offer sessions on python, version control, relational databases, and an overview of methods for qualitative data. Applicants will need to identify a specific project to work on in advance, and the hacking sessions will match participants with SESYNC computing and research staff to address computational and methodological challenges participants face in their research.

Through this workshop, participants should expect to:

  • learn new scientific computing skills
  • advance project work
  • meet other researchers
  • have fun


Members of SESYNC science teams will be given priority. Limited slots are available for other research teams of two or more people who are actively working on problems at the intersection of humans and the environment with quantitative and/or qualitative data. Participants from academic, government, and non-profit research institutions are welcome and may be at any career stage, from graduate student to senior researcher/faculty. 

SESYNC will cover eligible travel expenses, such as airfare and accommodations, for all participants. Please see our travel policy for more details.

Each participant must provide their own laptop, and teams should bring their own data from a current research project they work on together.

To Apply

Applications are due by May 25 at 5 pm Eastern Time. To apply, please fill out the SESYNC CSI 2016 Application form found here:

Questions? Email SESYNC's Associate Director of Synthesis, Mary Shelley, at

Tune into the workshop on Twitter by following the hashtag #csisesync

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities and Women Are Encouraged to Apply

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