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May 2019

Advanced batch computing on the Flux cluster

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course will cover some more advanced topics in cluster computing on the U-M Flux Cluster. Topics to be covered include a review of common parallel programming models and basic…

Introduction to the Flux cluster and batch computing

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Overview This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Flux Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating submissions…

Dimension Reduction with Python

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover dimension reduction techniques for data analysis in Python, focusing on Principal Component Analysis (PCA), factor analysis, and canonical correlation analysis (CCA).  Depending on audience interest, dimension…

Introduction to Survey Design: Data Collection, Questionnaire Design and Response Processes-Lecture

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
Presenters: Fred Conrad is a Research Professor in the University of Michigan’ Program in Survey Methodology (Institute for Social Research) and in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, as well as a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. His research interests include smart phone surveys, conversational interaction in survey interviews, adaptive interfaces in web surveys, and questionnaire pretesting methods. He regularly teaches courses on the psychological origins of survey responses and survey data collection methods.

This lecture-format workshop will present an overview of available modes and methods of survey data collection as well as an introduction to the survey response process and implications for questionnaire…

Introduction to the Twitter API

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 1450 – Institute for Social Research, 426 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop is designed for those who are interested in getting started with their own research and analytics of Twitter data. The workshop introduces workflows for using the Twitter API…

Simulation studies in Python

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Simulation studies are used to understand the properties of statistical procedures.  This technique is widely used when conducting power analysis for research studies,  which is one focus for this workshop. …

Introduction to GIS

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover introductory GIS concepts, tools, and techniques. We will use QGIS (and ArcGIS) and learn the basics of vector- and network-data GIS by solving problems.  You will also…

Data management in R with data.table

May 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Matt Dowle, author of the data.table package, describes it as, “provid a high-performance version of base R's data.frame with syntax and feature enhancements for ease of use, convenience and programming speed.” In this workshop…

June 2019

Multiple testing and large-scale inference in Python

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover techniques for conducting large-scale inference, using Python and its libraries.  We will cover the principals of how large scale inference is different from classical inference, and…

Introduction to Stata

June 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Topics: By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Work with Stata, including using Do-files and using the help system. Get data into Stata and manage your…