September 25: Machine Learning workshop in Scholarly Commons

Come join us on Thursday, September 25 (TONIGHT if you read this right away) for the first Computational Social Science Brown Bag workshop on machine learning. The session will be led by Andy Pilny, a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication and guest speaker at last spring’s Computational Social Science Workshop.

All levels are welcome, whether you want to find out what exactly “machine learning” is or you have a full-fledged project in the works.  Hope to see you there!

WHAT:  Computational Social Science Brown Bag Workshop: Machine learning, led by Andy Pilny

DATE: Thursday, September 25

TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Scholarly Commons, 308 Main Library (take the stairs/elevator on the Wright Street side of the building)

HathiTrust Research Center Uncamp: Sept. 8-9


HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) UnCamp
A 1.5 Day Event
Sept 8-9, 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I Hotel and Conference Center


The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is a unique collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.

The second annual HTRC UnCamp will be held in September 8-9, 2013 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The UnCamp is different: it is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. UnCamp will feature stellar keynote speakers including Matt Wilkens, who specializes in contemporary American fiction, and digital and computational literary studies at Notre Dame, and Christopher Warren, specialist in Renaissance literature as it relates to politics, law, international political thought, and intellectual history, at Carnegie Mellon.   New this year is a Scholarly Communication Office Hours.  The office hours is a pilot for user services: participants will have the option to sign up for individual consultation sessions with members of the UIUC library.

Who should attend?

The HTRC UnCamp is targeted to the digital humanities and informatics tool developers, researchers and librarians, and graduate students.


To make UnCamp as affordable as possible for you to attend, we have set registration at $100.00.  Please visit to register. Registration is due by August 31, 2013.

For more information:

If you have questions regarding the HTRC UnCamp please contact Megan Senseney, HTRC Project or 217-244-5574.

Looking forward to seeing you in Champaign!