Seminars & Colloquia
"Quantification: The Art of Making Data"
Wednesday September 28, 2016 07:00 PM
Location: Mountains Ballroom, Talley Student Union
(Visitor parking instructions)
This talk is part of the Data Science series
In this Data Science Initiative talk and the DH Hill Makerspace workshops that follow, we will explore the art of making data – from the mechanics of setting up sensors and digitizing information to generating a data structure that will be useful for making sense of that information. We will experiment with a wide variety of data from recorded sound to human touch and even human emotions, building devices to help gather reliable, valid measures.
Elliot Inman, Ph.D., is a Manager of Software Development for SAS® Solutions OnDemand. Over the past 25 years, he has analyzed a wide variety of data in areas as diverse as the effectiveness of print and digital advertising, social service outcomes analysis, healthcare claims analysis, employee safety, educational achievement, clinical trial monitoring, sales forecasting, risk-scoring and fraud analytics, general survey analysis, performance benchmarking, product pricing, text processing, and basic scientific research on human memory and cognitive processes. After completing his undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University, he went on to earn a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 1997.
Host: Trey Overman, Data Science Initiative