David Schmale and Shane Ross plan to launch an NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Data Science Corps program at Virginia Tech, which will offer opportunities to underserved biology and engineering undergraduate students.
At the Center for Simulation, Research, and Patient Safety (SIM Center) in Roanoke, students from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are using data-driven research to help find ways of delivering safe, efficient, quality medical care.
C.L. Bohannon, assistant professor of landscape architecture, director of the Community Engagement Lab, and faculty principal in the Leadership and Social Change Residential College, teaches students that data represent people.
Sengupta, assistant professor of statistics in the College of Science and a faculty member at the Discovery Analytics Center, received a Research Project Grant to develop methods to analyze detailed information that spans multiple categories and can be more valuable in identifying an event than just checking off a category.
Ken Pomeroy has gone from running a bracket challenge in his dorm room to becoming a pioneer of charting all of basketball’s 353 Division I men’s teams with advanced statistics. Just prior to the new season tipping off, he visited Blacksburg to share insights from his work and journey.
When Deborah Mayo, an emerita professor of philosophy, and Aris Spanos, a professor of economics, joined forces to provide researchers with a better understanding of statistical errors in research, they set in motion a new field of philosophy.
Kelly Cobourn has been exploring the ecological impact of humans on lakes, as well as how these bodies of water can impact people, with a goal of producing a new model for use in protecting and maintaining lakes.
Launched earlier this year, the program is based at the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences Campus in Roanoke. As director, Hanlon and her team will collaborate with researchers from across Virginia Tech and the region who are studying health-related issues.
Walters' presentation was based on a paper he co-authored with members of the Public Access to Data Committee at Virginia Tech. The paper describes the process and need to create guidance for Virginia Tech researchers to know when government-funded data should or could be shared and when it must remain secure.
DataBridge is an undergraduate research experience that gives students interested in working with data a chance to increase knowledge and hone skills by helping graduate students and faculty with data challenges.