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Data Services: Workshop Series

Empower faculty and students with library and other free resources related to data research activities and practical analyses.

Workshop Series

The mission of the University of Alabama Libraries Data Services Workshop Series (DSWS) is to create an environment where faculty, students, and staff at the University of Alabama (UA) can receive training in data science research methods. The DSWS facilitates an exchange of knowledge across research disciplines and provides cutting-edge analytics training to prepare UA scholars to meet the rigorous requirements of advanced research in the 21st century. The workshops are offered by faculty members on diverse topics from introductory data visualization to practical approaches in machine learning. Whether new to data analytics or a seasoned researcher, the DSWS will provide valuable opportunities to acquire the skills requisite for data science research.

Affiliated Faculty Members

Primary Contact

Dr. Zhehan Jiang
Assistant Professor
University Libraries 

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Aibek Musaev
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

Dr. David Keelings
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography

Dr. Evguenia Malaia
Associate Professor 
Communicative Disorders 

Dr. Jane Daquin
Assistant Professor
Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Dr. Johanna Engström
Geospatial Services Manager
Department of Geography

Dr. Kevin Walker
Associate Professor
University Libraries

Dr. Vincent Scalfani
Associate Professor
University Libraries 

Dr. Wei Li
Assistant Professor
Educational Research

Dr. Wenchao Ma
Assistant Professor
Educational Research

Dr. Zhe Jiang
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

Event Annoucement

April 18th, 2019 3:45-5:00 pm @ Gorgas Library 104

A (Very Gentle) Introduction to Bayesian Approach to Analysis

You probably hear Bayesian methods often and wonder how these methods can help your research and/or analytics? If you ever worry about the sample size, the violations of parametric-based assumptions, or simply want to integrate your prior knowledge into the studies, this is the session for you. 

This is the final workshop in the Data Services Workshop Series in Spring 2019. The class is meant as a first-pass, hands-on workshop in Bayesian data analysis. Who will benefit from this workshop?  Faculty, staff, and students who are interested in the following:

·        What is Bayesian approach to data analysis?

·        Why is it useful for my research?

·        How would I try to do it for the first time?

·        What do my results mean?

About the Instructor

Dr. Evguenia Malaia, associate professor, communicative disorders, will lead the workshop.  Dr. Malaia trained in computational linguistics and neuroscience at Purdue University.  She investigates neurocomputational bases of linguistic processing across spoken and signed languages, and in atypically developing children: those on the autism spectrum, Deaf and gifted.  She collaborates with mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers to model and predict dynamic changes in neural processing that result from sensory perception, learning, and aging.

Please RSVP here with code 04182019.
 

Future Events

Future workshops are under planning

Archived Events

What is GIS and how can it boost your research
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Gorgas 104
Instructor: Dr. Johanna Engstrom

Data Visualization in R (level I)
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gorgas 104
Instructor: Dr. Zhehan Jiang

Hands-on R (level I)
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gorgas 104
Instructor: Dr. David Keellings

Applied Cognitive Diagnostic Modeling 
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gorgas 104
Instructor: Dr. Wenchao Ma

Intro to Bayesian Statistics 
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Gorgas 104
Instructor: Dr. Evie A. Malaia

See more archived events here

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