May 8th 2018 – MUG Meeting

May 8th 2018 - MUG Meeting

Regular MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library.

Topics Include:

What is Data Science?

Data Science is the study of the general extraction of knowledge from data. 

Being a data scientist requires an integrated skill set. Those skills span the disciplines of mathematics, statistics, machine learning, databases and other branches of computer science. A data scientist also requires a good understanding of the business domain (e.g. retail, social media, insurance, science, whatever...) in order to craft a problem formulation. This allows the data scientist to engineer solutions to complex problems.

Sharan will introduce you to this rapidly growing field and introduce some of its basic principles and tools. He'll also introduce the general mindset of a data scientist. We'll discuss concepts, techniques and tools used to deal with various facets of the data science practice; including data collection and integration, exploratory data analysis, predictive modeling, descriptive modeling, data product creation, evaluation, and effective communication. 

This talk will be a high level treatment of these topics; a synthesis of concepts and their application to solving modern day problems.  Sharan will introduce folks to the glossary of terms used in this field and cover several examples of it. You won't be an data science expert overnight, but you will be able to know, navigate, and recognize many phrases used in data science.

We hope you'll join us for an evening of discussion in one of the hottest and most interesting areas of computing.

A seasoned scientific, technical and computing professional; Sharan Kalwani has spent over 30+ years implementing many new and pioneering technologies from operating systems (*nix), high performance computing (Cray, SGI, compute clusters), engineering applications (CAE simulations), optimization, networking (TCP/IP, Infiniband), operations (ITIL, ITSM), scientific domain (BioInformatics) and project management. Sharan always looks to boost the professional profile of every individual he interacts with. 
He enjoys teaching and is available for onsite professional training on many open source technologies. He also contributes to STEM activities and publishing.  He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, Board member Emeritus of Michigan!/usr/group, and President of SEMCO (one of the pioneer computer user groups in Michigan), and serves as the Chair of the IEEE SE Michigan Education Society Chapter for 2017. He is a published author on the topic: "UNIX and TCP/IP network security" ISBN: 1581430213, (May 1999). He is currently working hard on writing his next book and learning an exciting/emerging new parallel Software Defined storage system (which may be a future topic).

Plus we'll have our regular features: Jobs Looking for People, People Looking for Jobs, and much more! We'll also be meeting for dinner at the Buddy's Pizza in Novi (44225 W 12 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377) after the meeting. 

May 8th, 2018 6:30 PM through  8:45 PM
32737 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
United States
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