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Modern Languages Building (MLB), Room 2001A

December 2016

Free

Machine Learning in Python (Scikit-Learn)

December 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Machine Learning in Python (Scikit-Learn) This workshop will cover the essentials of supervised machine learning algorithms using Python's Scikit-learn library. We will focus on Naive-Bayes and Support Vector Machines (SVM). The workshop…

January 2017

MatLab I

January 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

MatLab is a powerful tool for solving engineering and scientific problems. This session is designed for participants who would like to have an introduction to MatLab. The session focuses on…

MatLab I

January 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

MatLab is a powerful tool for solving engineering and scientific problems. This session is designed for participants who would like to have an introduction to MatLab. The session focuses on…

February 2017

Web Scraping with Python: HTML

February 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of how to scrape data from html pages and website APIs using Python. For demonstration purposes, we will scrape sports and weather data. This…

Introduction to Stata

February 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Note: Topics are subject to change.  Participants must sign up for the entire series. This 2-day workshop introduces participants to the use of Stata for statistical analysis and data management.…

MatLab II

February 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

MatLab is a powerful tool for solving engineering and scientific problems. This session is designed for participants who have some experience with the basic operations but would like to expand…

Web Scraping with Python: Twitter and Google APIs

February 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will cover how to obtain data from Twitter and Google APIs. We’ll cover how to search historical tweets and also obtain data from future tweets using the streaming…

March 2017

Data Processing and Visualization in Python

March 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will delve into common data processing and exploration techniques. We will use NumPy, Matplotlib and Pandas to perform data exploration in Python. Among others, we’ll demonstrate how to…

Introduction to SAS

March 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

NOTE: This workshop is 6-half day sessions. Participants must sign up for the all sessions. Note: Topic order is subject to change. Fundamentals: This portion introduces SAS for Windows environment, creating…

Introduction to SAS

March 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

NOTE: This workshop is 6-half day sessions. Participants must sign up for the all sessions. Note: Topic order is subject to change. Fundamentals: This portion introduces SAS for Windows environment, creating…

Introduction to SAS

March 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

NOTE: This workshop is 6-half day sessions. Participants must sign up for the all sessions. Note: Topic order is subject to change. Fundamentals: This portion introduces SAS for Windows environment, creating…

Introduction to SAS

March 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

NOTE: This workshop is 6-half day sessions. Participants must sign up for the all sessions. Note: Topic order is subject to change. Fundamentals: This portion introduces SAS for Windows environment, creating…

Introduction to SAS

March 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

NOTE: This workshop is 6-half day sessions. Participants must sign up for the all sessions. Note: Topic order is subject to change. Fundamentals: This portion introduces SAS for Windows environment, creating…

Introduction to SAS

March 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

NOTE: This workshop is 6-half day sessions. Participants must sign up for the all sessions. Note: Topic order is subject to change. Fundamentals: This portion introduces SAS for Windows environment, creating…

Data Processing and Visualization in R

March 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This talk will delve into common data processing and exploration techniques, especially as a prelude to visualization.  The main focus will be on packages that enhance and facilitate the sorts…

April 2017

Supervised Machine Learning: Random Forests and Support Vector Machines

April 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will introduce participants to Random Forests (RFs) and Support Vector Machines (SVMs) using Python’s Scikit-learn library. We’ll introduce fundamental concepts related to machine learning (ML) and both RFs…

June 2017

Data Processing and Visualization in Python (Repeat)

June 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will delve into common data processing and exploration techniques. We will use NumPy, Matplotlib and Pandas to perform data exploration in Python. Among others, we’ll demonstrate how to…

October 2017

Regression Analysis with R

October 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Presenters: Corey Powell is a statistical consultant at CSCAR

This one day workshop will provide participants with an overview of commonly used methods in simple and multiple linear regression. There will be both lecture and hands-on computer work using…

Extracting Data from PDFs

October 31, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you have useful information that resides in a data table within a PDF? These are notoriously hard to extract using standard pdf text miner tools. Come explore with us,…

January 2018

Stata 1: Introduction to Stata

January 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Note: Topics are subject to change. Topics: Basics – Interfacing with Stata, Do-files, getting help. Working with Data Sets – Importing, opening, and saving data files. Data Management – Getting…

February 2018

Stata 2: Statistical Modeling in Stata

February 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Presenters: Josh Errrickson is a statistical consultant at CSCAR.

This workshop is aimed at participants with some basic knowledge of Stata (e.g having taken Stata 1), and covers statistical analyses and graphing tools within Stata. Topics include descriptive statistics, t-tests, regression, mixed models, multiple…

Web Scraping with Python

February 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of how to scrape data from html pages and website APIs using Python. This will mostly be accomplished using the requests, beautifulsoup, and retry…

Regression Analysis with R

February 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Presenters: Corey Powell is a statistical consultant at CSCAR

This one day workshop will provide participants with an overview of commonly used methods in simple and multiple linear regression. There will be both lecture and hands-on computer work using…

Web Scraping with Python

February 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of how to scrape data from html pages and website APIs using Python. This will mostly be accomplished using the requests, beautifulsoup, and retry…

May 2018

Stata 1: Introduction to Stata

May 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Note: Topics are subject to change. Topics: Basics – Interfacing with Stata, Do-files, getting help. Working with Data Sets – Importing, opening, and saving data files. Data Management – Getting…

Stata 2: Statistical Modeling in Stata

May 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Presenters: Josh Errrickson is a statistical consultant at CSCAR.

This workshop is aimed at participants with some basic knowledge of Stata (e.g having taken Stata 1), and covers statistical analyses and graphing tools within Stata. Topics include descriptive statistics, t-tests, regression, mixed models, multiple…

August 2018

CSCAR Intro to Programming (Session 4 – R)

August 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

This workshop is designed for students with no programming experience that are registered, or would like to register in courses that require basic programming skills. (R)

September 2018

Introduction to Stata

September 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 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…

Open Source GIS

September 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will cover introductory GIS concepts and techniques using open source tools. We will use QGIS and R and learn the basics of GIS by solving a number of…

Intro to SQL

September 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ever want to know how to communicate with a database? You need to know SQL, a standard programming language for working with relational database management systems in data warehouses or…

October 2018

Introduction to the campus Hadoop cluster

October 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This course will cover 4 areas: Logging into the cluster How to upload your data How to run a job How to get your data from the cluster Prerequisites: Workshop…

Intro to OpenMP with C/C++: Shared-memory parallel computing

October 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

OpenMP (Open Multi-Processing) provides an interface to implement shared-memory parallelism in C, C++, and Fortran code. Shared-memory parallelism relies on all processors having access to the same shared memory (e.g. your…

Strings and dates in R

October 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this two part workshop we will discuss working with strings and dates in R. First, we will review convenience functions for working with dates using the lubridate package.  Topics will include importing,…

SparkSQL and DataFrames with PySpark

October 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presenters: Alex Cao, Ellen Paquet and Seth Meyer

Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. Industry has quickly adopted Spark and deployed it at scale for processing…

Introduction to the campus Hadoop cluster

October 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course will cover 4 areas: Logging into the cluster How to upload your data How to run a job How to get your data from the cluster Prerequisites: Workshop…

Intro to NumPy (Python)

October 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will introduce you to the NumPy library in Python, which is useful in scientific computing. We will cover NumPy's n-dimensional array object and associated functions in depth, along…

Regular Expressions I

October 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Regular expressions are perfectly suited for people who like puzzles. Regular expressions are a sequence of characters used to define a search pattern. They are commonly used to do “find”…

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

October 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network libraries, including…

Data management in R with data.table

October 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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…

November 2018

Data Processing in Python using Numpy

November 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will introduce participants to Python’s Numpy. We’ll start with a brief explanation of Anaconda and the Jupyter notebook environment (although not required for the participant, the instructor will…

Regular Expressions II

November 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presenters: Alex Cao

Regular expressions are perfectly suited for people who like puzzles. Regular expressions are a sequence of characters used to define a search pattern. They are commonly used to do “find”…

Introduction to R Markdown

November 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of R Markdown. After an introduction to concepts related to reproducible programming and research, demonstrations of standard markdown as well as overviews…

Data Processing in Python using Pandas

November 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will introduce participants to Python’s Pandas. We’ll start with a brief explanation of Anaconda and the Jupyter notebook environment (although not required for the participant, the instructor will…

Easy Bayes with rstanarm and brms

November 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This talk will demonstrate how to turn some standard analyses into Bayesian extensions with the rstanarm and brms packages.  Basic regression and mixed models will serve as the basis for demonstrating…

Web Scraping with Python

November 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of how to scrape data from html pages and website APIs using Python. This will mostly be accomplished using the Python requests, beautifulsoup, retry…

Mixed Models and Latent Growth Curves

November 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk will compare two common approaches to dealing with longitudinal data, mixed models* and latent growth curves (LGC)*.  While mixed models can be understood from a standard regression modeling…

Spatial point process models

November 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Spatial point (and marked point) process models help us analyze the geometrical pattern of points in space and find application in a variety of fields including image processing, public health,…

An Introduction to MATLAB

November 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop introduces participants to MATLAB. Topics include indexing and slicing of vectors and matrices, creation of script M-files and functions, control flow operators and basic 2D and 3D visualization.…

December 2018

Intro to SQL

December 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ever want to know how to communicate with a database? You need to know SQL, a standard programming language for working with relational database management systems in data warehouses or…

January 2019

Intro to SQL

January 18 @ 9:30 am

Ever want to know how to communicate with a database? You need to know SQL, a standard programming language for working with relational database management systems in data warehouses or…

Introduction to Stata

January 25 @ 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…

February 2019

Statistical Analysis with R

February 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Feb 4 & 5, 2019
Presenters: Chris Andrews is a statistical consultant at CSCAR and statistician in the UM Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Formerly he was Research Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. He currently is the lead statistician for the Northeast Region Biostatistics Core of the Women’s Health Initiative and has additional experience as a statistical consultant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

This is a two day workshop (February 4 and 5) in R which  is a free and open source environment for data analysis and statistical computing.  While R contains many…

Statistical Analysis with R

February 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Feb 4 & 5, 2019
Presenters: Chris Andrews is a statistical consultant at CSCAR and statistician in the UM Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Formerly he was Research Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. He currently is the lead statistician for the Northeast Region Biostatistics Core of the Women’s Health Initiative and has additional experience as a statistical consultant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

This is a two day workshop (February 4 and 5) in R which  is a free and open source environment for data analysis and statistical computing.  While R contains many…

Introduction to Programming with Python & Matlab

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is a four-part workshop introducing programming concepts to those with little-to-no programming experience. The four 2-hour sessions will take place over two weeks, with Python being taught in the…

Mixed Models with R

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mixed models are an extremely useful modeling tool for situations in which there is some dependency among observations in the data, where the correlation typically arises from the observations being…

Python for Data Analysis

February 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn data analysis with Python. We’ll be using pandas, the go-to Python library used for data wrangling and analysis. We’ll be practicing with several different real-world datasets (e.g. time-series, text)…

Generalized Additive Models

February 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Nonlinear relationships abound in nature, though typical statistical models ignore this in favor of simplicity, often at a cost of both predictive capabilities and better understanding of the underlying phenomenon…

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network libraries, including…

March 2019

Statistical Analysis with R

March 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
March 4 & 5, 2019
Presenters: Chris Andrews is a statistical consultant at CSCAR and statistician in the UM Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Formerly he was Research Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. He currently is the lead statistician for the Northeast Region Biostatistics Core of the Women’s Health Initiative and has additional experience as a statistical consultant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

This is a two day workshop (March 4 and 5) in R which  is a free and open source environment for data analysis and statistical computing.  While R contains many…

Statistical Analysis with R

March 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
March 4 & 5, 2019
Presenters: Chris Andrews is a statistical consultant at CSCAR and statistician in the UM Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Formerly he was Research Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. He currently is the lead statistician for the Northeast Region Biostatistics Core of the Women’s Health Initiative and has additional experience as a statistical consultant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

This is a two day workshop (March 4 and 5) in R which  is a free and open source environment for data analysis and statistical computing.  While R contains many…

Latent Variable Modeling

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Part of the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) series.  This workshop will help participants develop skills in understanding and conducting latent variable models, particularly from the perspective of structural equation modeling.…

PySpark

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. Industry has quickly adopted Spark and deployed it at scale for processing…

Intro to Web Applications using Flask and Python

March 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ever want to build your own web application? Do you want to do it using Python? Well then, Flask is the answer you are looking for. Its a micro web…

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network libraries, including…

Doing more with RStudio

March 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk will serve as an demonstration of what RStudio can offer for those that do not use it, as well as a showcase for more advanced use for those…

Introduction to Stata

March 22 @ 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…

April 2019

Sliding into Slurm: An early look at U-M’s new high-performance computing environment

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the the new HPC environment and is intended for current Flux and Armis users.  We will use the temporary Beta HPC cluster…

Web Scraping with Python

April 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of how to scrape data from html pages and website APIs using Python. This will mostly be accomplished using the requests, beautifulsoup, retry modules…

Sliding into Slurm: An early look at U-M’s new high-performance computing environment

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the the new HPC environment and is intended for current Flux and Armis users.  We will use the temporary Beta HPC cluster…

Sliding into Slurm: An early look at U-M’s new high-performance computing environment

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the the new HPC environment and is intended for current Flux and Armis users.  We will use the temporary Beta HPC cluster…

May 2019

Introduction to the Linux Command Line

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing and interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell, also generically referred to as “the command…

Introduction to the Linux Command Line

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing and interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell, also generically referred to as “the command…

Introduction to the Flux cluster and batch computing

May 15 @ 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…

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…

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…

Introduction to the Great Lakes cluster and batch computing with Slurm

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Great Lakes Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating…

June 2019

Advanced batch computing with Slurm on the Great Lakes cluster

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will cover some more advanced topics in cluster computing on the U-M Great Lakes Cluster. Topics to be covered include a review of common parallel programming models…

R package demo: gganimate and patchwork

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This brief workshop will demonstrate the capabilities of two recent R packages, gganimate and patchwork. One package allows the data explorer to provide some lively enhancement to an otherwise static…

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…

July 2019

More Mixed Models

July 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In the R world, lme4 is a great package for mixed model estimation, and the most widely used for such models.  For standard settings, few tools will do the trick…

Spin Class: No Sweat Reports in R

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

If you use R, there’s a decent chance you are already familiar with using Rmarkdown files and the knitr package to create reports documenting your analyses. A lesser known but…

August 2019

Introduction to the Great Lakes cluster and batch computing with Slurm

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Great Lakes Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating…