Category: Discussion

Doodling with trig and loops

Trigonometry visualized in Excel OK, to start let me be clear about something: What you are seeing here isn’t the result of my current research. I didn’t spend months laboring...

Blending computer science with science and life

The following also appears on biotechin.asia. I believe that computing shall be even more pervasive and ubiquitous than it is today and will evolve into a high-impact, use-inspired basic science1....

Conference notes: MBDH All-Hands Meeting (March 21-22, Chicago)

I recently attended the All-Hands Meeting of the Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH), which is funded by the NSF’s Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs program. The best way to describe...

To be translational, data analytics must consider data context and meaning

Data analytics can be computationally powerful and sophisticated but not be translational or have much leverage in the real world. This is a cautionary note about the dangers of big...

The role of the social sciences in data analytics

To the considerable surprise of those of us who cut our teeth on Minitab and had to derive the OLS estimator by hand, data analytics is a sexy topic these...

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