Monday, October 20, 2008

Event: From Data to Visualization

Please come join the local chapter of the American Society for Information Science for our next talk--- "From Data to Visualization: Emerging Tools for Research" given by Jan Johansson (Data Librarian of the Congressional Research Service) and also with Richard Landry (CEO of Conquest Systems)

When: Wednesday, Nov. 12. Dinner at 6:30, Talk at 7pm
Registration: Available online - please complete by Nov. 10


$15 for ASIS&T members (and their friends)
$20 for non-members.
Students Free (Must Register)

Description: Traditionally, data analysis has required extensive expertise in math and statistics combined with training in complex software applications like SAS, Matlab, and the R programming language. Recently, however, new technologies and services have emerged that make it possible to work with raw data using web applications with simple visual interfaces. These visually compelling tools allow researchers to quickly see and communicate relationships
between diverse trends, like the correlation between weather and burglary.This session will include a brief review of the visualizations built into traditional statistical software packages
like R and Matlab followed by a demonstration of three new web-based tools applied to three real research topics. The session will conclude with a panel discussion with Richard Landry, CEO of Conquest Systems, a pioneer in creating readily usable data libraries.

Bio: Jan Johansson serves as the Data Librarian of the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress. Mr. Johansson joined CRS as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2004. Previously, he worked at as a user interface designer and as a reference librarian at
The New York Public Library. Mr. Johansson has a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and a BA in political science from Columbia University and is currently studying computational statistics at Georgetown University.

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, room A5
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red/ Green/Yellow) or Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange)

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