|FLMNH announces 2 Faculty Positions in AI|
|New for 2021|
The 2021 conference hopes to attract presentations focusing on the use of digitized specimen data in the following areas.
- Human/public health
- Infectious disease transmission and mitigation
- Food, soil, water security
- Bioinspired design
- Machine learning
- Data mining/parsing
- Computer vision
- Vouchers for genomic samples
- Landscape genetics
- Biodiversity genomics
- Ecological and natural resource restoration
- Environmental justice
- Preservation of ecosystem services
- Invasive species/agriculture
- Traditional Knowledge
- Digital specimen record
- Extended specimen concept
- Climate change
- Air and water
Virtual Tours of the Florida Museum of Natural History's collections: Digital collection and imaging tours hosted by Florida Museum staff. Tours included: Environmental Archaeology, Lepidoptera, Vertebrate Paleontology, Ichthyology, Herpetology, Malacology, Mammalogy, 2D & 3D Imaging. See wiki page for dates and times.
Virtual Mentoring: Since we are virtual again this year we created a way to digitize some of that organic mentoring magic that happens at every conference through a new initiative: the Digital Data Mentorship Program. We will pair biodiversity professionals as mentors with emerging professionals and students as mentees and arrange an opportunity for them to speak informally about research, academia, careers, and beyond! If you are interested in serving as a mentor or participating as a mentee please select these options in the Digital Data Registration. More details are coming soon!
Bioblitz: What biodiversity is in your backyard? How much biodiversity can the Digital Data Community document? We are taking advantage of the fact that we are virtual again this year by asking participants to document biodiversity in their gardens, yards, and neighborhoods all around the world. The 2021 Digital Data Conference BioBlitz will be conducted virtually from 7 - 9 June 2021. To participate, all you need is an account on iNaturalist, a smartphone, tablet, or a camera and computer. Stay tuned for more!
The University of Florida (UF) is embarking on a campus-wide strategic initiative to hire clusters of faculty with expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI). As part of this initiative, the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH) is seeking qualified applicants for two 12-month, tenure-track faculty positions in AI, broadly envisioned, with innovative research interests and experience. These positions will be filled at the Assistant or Associate faculty level in the FLMNH Department of Natural History. Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience. Click here to read the full position announcement.