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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. Kevin W. Walker
Associate Professor
University Libraries 

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Aibek Musaev
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

Dr. Anneliese Bolland
Associate Research Scientist
Institute for Communication and Information Research

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 W. 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

Dr. Volodymyr Melnykov
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

Event Announcement

October 8, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm on Zoom

Leveraging Data Science toward Deeper Understanding of Scholarly Literature

As the number of articles published in scientific journals grows exponentially, researchers face an increasingly daunting task of synthesizing these publications efficiently. However, data science offers opportunities for exploring scholarly literature in a new ways that are more efficient and holistic. In this session, several data science techniques and research methodologies will be discussed that have enabled novel insights in the area of hydrology. Programmatic data harvesting, as well as bibliographic analyses via enhanced topic modeling methods that utilize natural language processing (NLP), will be discussed. Workshop attendees will also learn how these techniques have been leveraged toward the development of HydroMiND, an interactive web-based tool for topic, time, and journal-based exploration of peer-reviewed publications in major hydrology journals.

 

Join us via Zoom, please register here: https://uasystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdeGgqTsvH9PlDnzdfp17AK8_22EGMFiv

About the Instructors:

Mashrekur Rahman is a PhD Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant with the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama. Mashrekur’s primary work includes the application of Natural Language Processing in synthesizing scientific literature, and building interactive web applications for improved science communication. His secondary research interests are related to AI for Hydrological Modeling and Remote Sensing.

 

Dr. Grey Nearing is an Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama. He is currently serving a temporary appointment as visiting faculty at Google Research. Dr. Nearing’s work is primarily related to hydrological modeling and forecasting with machine learning, and on the intersection of AI and Geoscience.

Future Events

Archived Events

An Introduction to Time-Varying Effect Modeling (TVEM)

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm 
Location: Gorgas 104
Instructor: Dr. Mengya Xia

The Power of Model-based Cluster Analysis

Date: January 30, 2020
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm 
Location: Gorgas 104
Instructor: Dr. Volodymyr Melnykov

Hands-On Power Analysis for Randomized Controlled Trials
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Gorgas 204F
Instructor: Dr. Wei Li

An Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing 
Date: September 16, 2019
Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Location: Gorgas 204F
Instructor: Dr. Stephanie Shelton

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

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

See more archived events here

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