Intro to Data Science

Dr. Leslie Kerby of Idaho State University has put together the Intro to Data Science Workshop. This workshop will provide an introduction to data science concepts using python hands-on. Bring your own laptop (all you need is a web browser). We will explore numpy, pandas, scikit-learn, and more. This workshop will be limited to 72 participants.







Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

Inspired by Alan Alda’s statement that, “…real listening is the willingness to let the other person change you,” this interactive session will introduce you to the Alda Method, a sequence of improvisational theater techniques developed to help you speak more vividly and expressively about your research.

Serpent-tools: A Python Package for Supplementing and Expediting SERPENT Analysis

The serpent-tools python package contains a suite of parsing utilities and data structures aimed to ease analysis with the SERPENT Monte Carlo code. Using this package, users have access to all of the data contained in the output files, but in an object-oriented python framework. Furthermore, serpent-tools contains features for selectively storing and filtering data, leading to drastic memory savings. Plotting of many quantities, including Cartesian and hexagonal detectors, spectrum, and isotopic concentrations are accessible with minimal python experience possible. In this workshop, users will be introduced to the serpent-tools package, through examples covering the full API. Following the workshop, attendees will be capable of performing more in-depth analysis and building . Participants will need to bring their own laptop for this workshop, and seats are limited to 50 people. Early information can be foundĀ here.

Nuclear Material Security

The Nuclear Security Workshop is an opportunity for students and other conference participants to get hands-on experience with illicit radioactive materials detection and other nuclear security topics. Participants will be divided into small groups to allow for hands-on use of radiation detectors, red team-blue team exercises with radiation portal monitors, and a round table discussion. This workshop will have two session of 24 participants.