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A Night of Network & Graph Theory

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. 


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  • Ayesha S.

    Any ideas where I can get the presentations shared during this meetup?

    April 17, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Ayesha, I just uploaded the slides I presented to the files section of the website (under More).

      April 17, 2014

    • Ayesha S.

      Hey I just got this message, Thanks

      May 8, 2014

  • Mark M.

    Did anyone happen to grab a laptop charger that was left behind last night?

    April 10, 2014

    • Myles G.

      Was it accidentally taken or left in the room? If left in the room, I can see if facilities has it.

      April 10, 2014

  • Tam T.

    I wanted to reach out to you everyone as a fellow member of Data Science KC and let you all know that this weekend we are hosting the NASA Space Apps Challenge at our Ingenology offices located at 1810 Cherry St. Kansas City, MO.

    We're working on a couple really cool projects - one that involves some computer vision and machine learning. Here is the link for more information: http://alturl.com/rmdr5

    I will be at the event tonight if anyone would like to speak more about it.

    Tam Tran

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Myles G.

    CHANGE IN ROOM AND BUILDING FOR TONIGHT. Due to the large attendance, Matt is moving the meetup to Massman Hall (about 30 yards from Conway Hall) at Rockhurst. It is in room 250 in Massman (second floor). Parking pass and directions are attached under more and files. This room will seat many more people.

    April 9, 2014

  • Chandra Y.

    What room is the meeting in?

    1 · April 1, 2014

    • Piero F.

      Can't argue with that enthusiasm though

      2 · April 1, 2014

    • Chandra Y.

      Ha ha you are right! Sorry about that!

      April 1, 2014

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