The University of Iowa, a pioneer in Informatics research, will host a data science institute featuring a number of mini-classes the week of June 4-8, 2018. The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) and the Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3). The institute will teach participants about the basic building blocks of coding as applied in the fields of the Biological, Physical, Social Sciences, and Digital Humanities. We welcome faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students interested in building new skills in informatics. The topics for Summer 2018 include applications of Python and R programming languages to understand networks, social media analytics, information and data visualization. Faculty from UI3, Educational Measurement and Statistics (CoEdu) and Social Science will teach the courses.
The Data Science Institute is sponsored by the Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3) and the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC).
Each course will involve a 4 hour morning session (8:30 am to 12:00 noon) focused on instructor presentation of the material. Sessions will meet in 40 Schaeffer Hall (SH 40). Following are the topics for each date:
- June 4 - Network Analysis Using R - Dr. Elizabeth Menninga
- June 5 - Data visualization - Static and Interactive Using R - Dr. Brandon Lebeau
- June 6 - Geovisual Analytics - Dr. Caglar Koylu
- June 7 - Social Media Analytics - Dr. Kang Lee
- June 8 - Mixed-effects Models and Related Topics with R - Dr. Ariel Aloe