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January 2018

SPSS I Introduction to SPSS

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Presenters: Corey Powell is a statistical consultant at CSCAR.

Note: Topic order is subject to change. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to SPSS. It will cover the fundamentals of SPSS, within-case transformations, data management with multiple files,…

Regular Expressions II

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presenters: Alex Cao

Regular expressions are perfectly suited for people who like puzzles. Regular expressions are a sequence of characters used to define a search pattern. They are commonly used to do “find”…

Robert Goldstone, PhD, Indiana University – MIDAS Seminar Series

January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Weiser Hall, Low Rise, Room 182, 500 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Robert Goldstone, PhD Chancellor's Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences Indiana University, Bloomington   “Baseball Umpire Calls as a Naturally Occurring Data Source for…

Android Application Development: Why and How

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. As of 2017, Google has stated that over 2 billion devices around the world use the…

Stata 1: Introduction to Stata

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Note: Topics are subject to change. Topics: Basics – Interfacing with Stata, Do-files, getting help. Working with Data Sets – Importing, opening, and saving data files. Data Management – Getting…

Introductory GIS

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover introductory GIS concepts, tools, and techniques. We will use ArcGIS to learn basics of GIS by solving 2-3 specific problems. We will use the graphical user…

Introduction to MATLAB

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop introduces participants to MATLAB. Topics include indexing and slicing of vectors and matrices, creation of script M-files and functions, control flow operators and basic 2D and 3D visualization.…

Pramod Viswanath, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – MIDAS Seminar Series

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Weiser Hall, 10th Floor, 500 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Pramod Viswanath Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   "Geometries of Word Embeddings"   Abstract:  Real-valued word vectors have transformed NLP applications; popular examples are…

February 2018

Jeannette Wing, PhD, Columbia University – MIDAS Seminar Series

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Weiser Hall, 10th Floor, 500 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Jeannette Wing, PhD Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute Professor of Computer Science Columbia University   "Data Science at Columbia University"   Abstract: Every field has data.  We use…

Kevin Xu, PhD, University of Toledo – MIDAS Seminar Series

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Weiser Hall, Low Rise, Room 182, 500 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Kevin Xu, PhD Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of Toledo   “Statistical Models for Analyzing Dynamic Social Network Data”   Abstract:  Due in part to the ubiquity…