Events

  • Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

    Python becomes increasingly popular in research in different areas. The Python workshop series will provide you a quick introduction to Python programming. 

    In the first workshop, you will learn how to install and set up Python environment for your own laptop. We will be using Jupyter Notebook throughout the Python workshops. No prior knowledge of Python is required. Example codes will be provided. Please take your laptop with you.

  • Monday, September 11th, 2017

    The workshop aims to provide a practical introduction to ArcGIS to make the user more familiar with the software and its main functionalities. Participants will learn to efficiently organize the workspace, work with shapefiles, add data from different sources and generate new information. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research. No prior knowledge of ArcGIS is required. Data will be provided.

    Registration is available here

  • Friday, September 8th, 2017

    This is the first lecture of the R workshop series. The workshop will cover a quick introduction to R, including conducting basic mathematic and logical functions and inputting (outputting) data. No prior knowledge of R or any other statistical software is required. Example code will be provided.

    Registration is available here

  • Friday, September 8th, 2017 to Saturday, September 9th, 2017

    The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights will host a conference and community forum on access to education and employment opportunities for Iowa's incarcerated men and women. The Public Policy Center is a co-sponsor of this event. 

  • Thursday, September 7th, 2017

    The workshop aims to provide a practical introduction to ArcGIS to make the user more familiar with the software and its main functionalities. Participants will learn to efficiently organize the workspace, work with shapefiles, add data from different sources and generate new information. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research. No prior knowledge of ArcGIS is required. Data will be provided.

    Registration is available here

  • Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

    Daniel McGehee, Director of the National Advanced Driving Simulator, Associate Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Direcotr of the PPC's Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa will discuss the history of automation in vehicles. While the Google car steals many headlines, automated systems have been in production for decades. How these technologies have matured over the years paints an interesting story - one today's drivers can learn from.

  • Friday, June 9th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Daniel Sewell. 

    Introduction to Social Network Analysis with R will introduce attendees to concepts of social network analysis by illustration. The course will walk through R code, learning what the code does and introducing network concepts along the way. Attendees will leave with knowledge of commonly used R packages useful for network analysis. At least a small amount of prior experience with R is recommended.

  • Thursday, June 8th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Kang Pyo Lee.

  • Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Caglar Koylu.

    The course covers the topics of Geographic Information Science, Geovisualization, and Visual Analytics. 

    More information about the Data Science Institute is available here.

    Register here

  • Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Ariel Aloe.

    This introductory course in R will begin by covering the basic data and programming structures of the R language. According to interest and time available, subsequent topics will include linear algebra routines, data visualization, enhancing computational performance, and fundamental statistical procedures. Data analysis will be a fundamental part of the course.

    More information about the Data Science Institute is available here

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