CRMDA Workgroups

The CRMDA "Workgroups" are voluntary study groups in which participants discuss their research projects. The Center is always open to the formation of new Workgroups. We can help group organizers to obtain space and advertise their activities.

A Google Group for CRMDA Workgroups

A Google Group named "CRMDA-workgroups" is being used to aggregate the activities of these workgroups. At the bottom of this page is the full calendar for Workgroup sessions.

If you would like to join, request an invitation using your Google account. Go to https://groups.google.com and search for "CRMDA-workgroups". Or you can contact one of the group leaders directly and they can add you to the list.


Big Data: Analysis with Many Predictors Workgroup

Where: Watson Library Room 455

Dates: Will resume Spring semester on Friday, January 25, 2019 and will occur every other Friday at 2 PM (January 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 22, April 5, 19, May 3)

Time: 2-3 PM

Leader: Ben Sherwood, CRMDA Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor, KU School of Business <ben.sherwood@ku.edu

Sign-On Form: If/when you attend one of the Workgroup sessions, please register your attendance by filling out this form: bit.ly/crmdabigdata. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

A common problem in the big data era is how to deal with a large number of predictors. In some cases the number of predictors can be larger than the sample size, thus making it impossible to fit classical models, such as least squares, without doing some variable selection.

Topics discussed in this Workshop will include:

  • Variable screening
  • Methods for balancing fit and model size (AIC, BIC, cross-validation)
  • Penalized regression

Python Workgroup

Where: Watson Library Room 455

Dates: Will resume Spring semester on Friday, February 1, 2019 and will occur every other Friday at 1 PM (February 1, 15, March 1, 15, April 5, 19, May 3)

Time: 1-2 PM

Leader: Jonathan Lamb, CRMDA Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor, Department of English <jonathanplamb@ku.edu

Learn advanced methods in Python! 

Topics discussed in this Workshop will include:

  • Topic modeling
  • Principal component analysis
  • Random forests
  • Predictive models

Below is the Aggregated Calendar of Workgroup Schedules

CRMDA-workgroups: a Google-Group!

The calendar shown above lists events, but the messages about group activities are aggregated in a separate place, a Google Group named "CRMDA-workgroups".


CRMDA Calendar

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