UMBC GIS Webinar: “Big Social Data Analysis" October 30, 2014

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UMBC’s GIS Graduate Program is hosting a complimentary webinar to discuss using location & twitter to explore the tragic aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

UMBC’s GIS Graduate Programs is hosting a webinar on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EDT Guest speaker, Richard Heimann, from Data Tactics Corp, will discuss Big Social Data: Using location & twitter to explore the tragic aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

Categorization is a common pursuit in data analysis. Its goal is to discover largely homogenized structures in data using supervised or unsupervised ways of learning. The discovery of these structures can be learned when the data generating process is stationary over space.

Join us for this free webinar as we look at:

  • How effective natural language processing can be in exposing these structures
  • How critical a geographic perspective is when analyzing data over space
  • The utility of Twitter in social science research

About Richard Heimann
Richard focuses on advanced spatial analytics, big data and cloud computing. He is currently supporting special programs at DARPA in Arlington VA. In addition, Mr. Heimann is currently an adjunct faculty at UMBC teaching Spatial Social Science and Demographic Inquiry and an instructor of Human Terrain Analysis at George Mason University. He recently supported the 82nd Airborne Division in Regional Command South as a quantitative assessments analyst.

This webinar is free and open to the public. If interested in attending, please RSVP online.

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