Fellow group members Mark McKelvey, data scientist at Alight Analytics, & Sean P. Goggins, Professor at University of Missouri-Columbia, will be giving talks geared towards network and graph theory. Mark will be talking about applying network analysis to marketing channel optimization. He'll show us a practical example and talk some about the tools of the trade. Sean’s talk will focus on using network and computational linguistic analysis to understand leadership and participation in virtual organizations like GitHub projects and other online systems including Facebook and Twitter. Sean’s analysis examples will be in R, and data collection examples are in Python.
Mark is a data scientist at Alight Analytics. This role lives near the "predict" end of the process continuum. He designs data flow architectures, creates data integration processes and develops statistical/mathematical models to forecast performance. Mark serves in the National Guard as an Army Mechanic and previously served in the Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst. An ideal day for Mark would include a full English breakfast, hours of mountain biking, an afternoon of fishing and an evening of camping with the wife and kids
Sean Goggins is an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri Informatics Institute and School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, with 10 years of experience leading data warehousing and data mining projects in industry.