What we're about

The aim of the user group is to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking. The group will serve both students and professionals to bridge the gap between the analytical sciences and practical applications of industry.

Anyone is invited and included, from undergraduate students (or younger!) to seasoned professionals. There is no requirement for admission, only an interest in learning more about data science.

Upcoming events (4+)

Data Science User Group monthly meetup

Online event

For our October meetup, we are excited to welcome three leaders and researchers from the College of Media at the University of Illinois: Ewa Maslowska, Jacob T. Fisher, and Harsh Taneja. They will be presenting on the crucial role that data science plays in understanding the digital world. In their presentation, they will provide several examples illustrating how advertising and media researchers apply data science to better understand user behavior, evaluate marketing activities, and identify effective strategies and target audiences.

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Speaker bios
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Jacob T. Fisher
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Jacob (Ph.D., Communication, UC Santa Barbara) is an assistant professor in the the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising in the College of Media at UIUC and is an affiliate of the Illinois Informatics Program. His research lies at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and media psychology, using brain imaging, behavioral, and digital trace data to investigate how digital media influence how we direct our attention and pursue our goals.

Ewa Maslowska
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Ewa (Ph.D., Communication Science, University of Amsterdam) conducts experiments and analyzes digital trace data to understand the effects of persuasive communication on attitudes and behaviors. She is particularly interested in personalization, psychological targeting, misinformation, and engagement.

Harsh Taneja
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Harsh (Ph.D., Media, Technology and Society, Northwestern University) studies media use with passively collected audience measurement data. He doesn't know what data science means. He also remains skeptical of knowledge production with platform logs and is yet to drink the Kool aid of computational social science!

Data Science User Group monthly meetup

EnterpriseWorks

• What we'll do
We’re continuing our local user group to foster collaboration and learning in the area of data science. We'll be sending out the planned agenda a week ahead of time.

Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP.

• What to bring

• Important to know

Data Science User Group monthly meetup

EnterpriseWorks

• What we'll do
We’re continuing our local user group to foster collaboration and learning in the area of data science. We'll be sending out the planned agenda a week ahead of time.

Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP.

• What to bring

• Important to know

Data Science User Group monthly meetup

EnterpriseWorks

• What we'll do
We’re continuing our local user group to foster collaboration and learning in the area of data science. We'll be sending out the planned agenda a week ahead of time.

Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP.

• What to bring

• Important to know

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Data Science User Group monthly meetup

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