MSA Share:20 gives students the opportunity to share information about a relevant or interesting topic with their classmates. MSA Share:20s are done during the lunch hour. The speaker prepares and delivers a 20-minute presentation or interactive tutorial or walk through. Then, students have time to ask questions and discuss the topic.
Think mini TED-like talks meet Lunch-and-Learns: The audience learns something, and the speaker gets more presentation practice.
- Social Network Analysis: A Visual Tool for Decision Making
Jeremy Smith provided an overview of social network analysis (SNA). SNA is the application of graph theory to understand, categorize, and quantify relationships in a social network. This tool can improve analytical capability in data science.Jeremy showed SNA applications in customer churn predictions.
- Wells Are Swell
Steven Powell provided a brief intro to groundwater wells. The objective of the talk was to increase the students’ domain-specific understanding of groundwater for the upcoming time series assignments and the visualization project. Steven discussed the typical well design, considerations for their data, statistical approaches, and common visualizations.