Lightning Talks! (II)

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For our June Meetup, we're thrilled to be bringing back the highly popular Lightning Talk! format, with seven members of our Data Science community each speaking for just eight minutes each! These talks will include summaries of recent research papers, lessons learned in practice, and interesting tools, all in bite-sized packages.


• 6:30pm -- Networking, Empenadas, and Refreshments

• 7:00pm -- Introduction

• 7:15pm -- Presentation and Discussion

• 8:30pm -- Data Drinks (Tonic, 2036 G St NW, 3rd Floor)


Jason Dalton (Azimuth1 ( -- Spatial Forecasting in Uncertain Environments

Nathan Danneman ( (L-3 Data Tactics) -- cstar: A New Way to Communicate Importance

Mary Galvin (HPCC Systems ( -- Exploratory Data Analysis on the High Performance Computing Cluster

Winnie Li ( (Child Trends) -- Statistical Models for Causal Inference

Max Richman (GeoPoll ( -- Calculating Daily TV Ratings Across Africa with SMS Surveys

Jonathan Robinson (Catalist Analytics ( -- The More You "Know": Bringing Inference Back To Data Science

David Young ( (MarketShare) -- Putting the Marketing Logic into your Marketing Models


This event is sponsored by the GWU Dept. of Decision Sciences (, Cloudera (, (, LivingSocial (, IBM Analytics Solution Center (, Novetta Solutions (, Elder Research (, Five 9 Group (, and InformIT ( Would you like to sponsor too? Please get in touch!