“Data Science Across the College” moves to a virtual format

The “Data Science Across the College” initiative has moved its weekly colloquium to a Zoom format. Co-led by Mark Turner, institute professor, Department of Cognitive Science; and Timothy Beal, chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, the data science initiative aims to elevate data science and machine learning as a focus for research, scholarship and curriculum development throughout the College of Arts and Sciences.

The colloquium is aimed at building on strengths and potentials across many fields, including the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural and mathematical sciences. Past topics have included big data for Alzheimer’s research, heterogeneous network analysis for computational drug prediction, body movements in the analysis of linguistic expressions and analysis and Interpretation of Magnetoencephalography (MEG) data during meditation.

Faculty from all areas of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as faculty from the Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine and other universities have participated in the colloquium. According to Beal, the Data Science initiative is now well poised to join the university-wide “Data Science Alliance” initiative led by Jing Li, interim chair and professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.

The next colloquium, “Self-organizing map and imaging: New applications for an old method,” is Thursday, April 16, at 4 p.m.

Check out the schedule for past and future topics.

All sessions are recorded via Zoom. The March 19 colloquium, “If Big Data is the answer to Alzheimer’s, what is the question?” led by Peter Whitehouse, professor of neurology with secondary positions as professor of psychiatry, cognitive science, neuroscience and organizational behavior, can be viewed on demand now.