• Data Driven Wisconsin - 2019 Tutorial Day!

    Alumni Memorial Union

    2019 Data-Driven Wisconsin Conference Featuring New York Times best-selling authors Dr. Cathy O’Neil and Dr. Jordan Ellenberg Tuesday, July 30 – Wednesday, July 31 Marquette University Alumni Memorial Hall 1442 W Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the 4th Annual Data-Driven Wisconsin Conference by registering at https://www.datadrivenwi.org/ PLEASE NOTE: an RSVP to this meetup does not register you for the Conference. Formerly, the Big Data Wisconsin Conference, this year’s event is jam-packed with high profile speakers, valuable tutorials, networking opportunities and more! Join fellow professionals at the state’s premier data, data science, and analytics conference as we foster and grow the Wisconsin and upper Midwest data talent ecosystem. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from leading data science and technology experts and practitioners about a wide array of topics including Robotic Process Automation, anomaly detection, improving data literacy through virtual reality visualizations, and the ins and outs of Dask. All conference details can be found at https://www.datadrivenwi.org/. We hope to see you there!

  • Data-Driven Wisconsin - 2019 Networking Dinner!

    Alumni Memorial Union

    2019 Data-Driven Wisconsin Conference Featuring New York Times best-selling authors Dr. Cathy O’Neil and Dr. Jordan Ellenberg Tuesday, July 30 – Wednesday, July 31 Marquette University Alumni Memorial Hall 1442 W Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the 4th Annual Data-Driven Wisconsin Conference by registering at https://www.datadrivenwi.org/ PLEASE NOTE: an RSVP to this meetup does not register you for the Conference. Formerly, the Big Data Wisconsin Conference, this year’s event is jam-packed with high profile speakers, valuable tutorials, networking opportunities and more! Join fellow professionals at the state’s premier data, data science, and analytics conference as we foster and grow the Wisconsin and upper Midwest data talent ecosystem. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from leading data science and technology experts and practitioners about a wide array of topics including Robotic Process Automation, anomaly detection, improving data literacy through virtual reality visualizations, and the ins and outs of Dask. All conference details can be found at https://www.datadrivenwi.org/. We hope to see you there!

  • Data-Driven Wisconsin - 2019 Conference Event!

    Alumni Memorial Union

    2019 Data-Driven Wisconsin Conference Featuring New York Times best-selling authors Dr. Cathy O’Neil and Dr. Jordan Ellenberg Tuesday, July 30 – Wednesday, July 31 Marquette University Alumni Memorial Hall 1442 W Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the 4th Annual Data-Driven Wisconsin Conference by registering at https://www.datadrivenwi.org/ PLEASE NOTE: an RSVP to this meetup does not register you for the Conference. Formerly, the Big Data Wisconsin Conference, this year’s event is jam-packed with high profile speakers, valuable tutorials, networking opportunities and more! Join fellow professionals at the state’s premier data, data science, and analytics conference as we foster and grow the Wisconsin and upper Midwest data talent ecosystem. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from leading data science and technology experts and practitioners about a wide array of topics including Robotic Process Automation, anomaly detection, improving data literacy through virtual reality visualizations, and the ins and outs of Dask. All conference details can be found at https://www.datadrivenwi.org/. We hope to see you there!

  • Exploratory Analysis High-Dim Data w/PCA, Clustering, Association Testing

    Direct Supply Innovation and Technology Center

    DETAILS: Location Direct Supply Innovation & Technology Center, 1020 N. Broadway Food and Beverage at 5:15pm Presentation at 6 Networking till 8 Direct Supply looks forward to hosting this event at our Innovation and Technology Center (ITC) at 1020 N Broadway in downtown Milwaukee. Street parking is available all around and becomes free at 6pm. All meters take credit cards (at the meter) or pay with the MKE PARK app on your smartphone. SEE SPECIAL ENTRANCE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM. ABSTRACT: Exploratory Analysis of High-Dimensional Data with PCA, Clustering, and Association Testing Ronald J. Nowling Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Milwaukee School of Engineering When we think of data science, we often think of predictive machine learning models. Is this image of a cat or a dog? Often undervalued, but equally important, is exploratory data analysis, where the goal is to identify patterns in and extract actionable insights from the data. Exploratory data analysis of high-dimensional data is particularly challenging; individual variables are too numerous to be easily visualized or analyzed directly. In this talk, we’ll demonstrate how principal component analysis (PCA), clustering, and association testing can be used to analyze and make sense of high dimensional data. We’ll demonstrate the usage of these techniques by applying them to genomics data from insects and analysis of historical texts. Throughout, we’ll reference and demonstrate usage of the widely-available and open-source Python machine learning library scikit-learn. BIO: RJ Nowling is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he teaches courses in data science, machine learning, algorithms, and introductory software development. In his research, RJ studies the evolution of insect genomes through applications of data science techniques. Previously, RJ was a data science engineer in industry, where he was responsible for large, production machine learning systems for ad targeting. RJ earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Eckerd College. TO ENTER THE BUILDING: The Direct Supply ITC is in the midst of major renovations to its lower floors. The main entrance on Broadway is now closed and has been re-routed around to the back of the building. To get to the new back entrance, please note the new cement walkway that starts on the SouthEast corner of the intersection of N Broadway and E Highland Ave (just north of the ITC still on Broadway). This new cement walkway first runs between a black metal fence and a construction office trailer as you walk back south toward the ITC, then snakes around the building along the north edge. A section of the path is covered as you come around the northeast back corner of the building. You emerge by double glass doors where a Direct Supply partner welcomes you to use our brand new elevator and proceed to the 3rd floor. Later in the evening when you depart, either use the elevator and reverse the route you came or use the exit stairs on the south end of the building (just past the bar on the third floor). Please do not arrive before 5:00pm. Direct Supply Partners will be on hand to admit people from 5:00 until about 6:15.