Tag: data science
Student host Nick Bruno ’17 talks with Warner School of Education professors Kara Finnigan and Karen DeAngelis about the opportunities and challenges data science presents to education researchers interested in understanding policy and practice in K-12 education.
From field hockey to football, teams rely on statistics to evaluate players, opponents, and strategy. “What we have now is so much better than just a few years ago,” says men’s basketball coach Luke Flockerzi. “I can’t imagine what’s in store in the years ahead.”
Kim Stagg ’17 covers a lot of ground during each soccer team practice and game. Thanks to an innovative data science program, she and her coaches now know just how much. In fact, she left cleat marks on more than 90% of Fauver Stadium during last season’s closer against Emory. Stagg and her teammates wear GPS devices that track movement, heart rate, and exertion levels, helping her coaches know how much recovery time she might need to avoid injury.
Researchers can track the flu, consumer preferences, and movie box office sales, all from the millions of tweets posted every day.
The more Donald Trump tweeted, the faster his following grew, even after he sparked controversies. This is among the many findings from an exhaustive 14-month study of each candidate’s tweets during the 2016 election by researchers Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang .
The University’s third annual “summer school” in big data gives everyone from undergraduates to tenured faculty a chance to learn how programming and data visualization could impact their research projects.