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Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

May 2016

Introduction to Survey Design: Data Collection, Questionnaire Design and Response Processes-Lecture

May 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
Presenters: Fred Conrad is a Research Professor in the University of Michigan’ Program in Survey Methodology (Institute for Social Research) and in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, as well as a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. His research interests include smart phone surveys, conversational interaction in survey interviews, adaptive interfaces in web surveys, and questionnaire pretesting methods. He regularly teaches courses on the psychological origins of survey responses and survey data collection methods.

This lecture-format workshop will present an overview of available modes and methods of survey data collection as well as an introduction to the survey response process and implications for questionnaire…

November 2016

Info Session: Data Services at U-M

November 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Representatives of Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) and the U-M Library (UML) will give an overview of services that are now available to support data-intensive research on…

January 2018

Android Application Development: Why and How

January 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. As of 2017, Google has stated that over 2 billion devices around the world use the…

Introductory GIS

January 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover introductory GIS concepts, tools, and techniques. We will use ArcGIS to learn basics of GIS by solving 2-3 specific problems. We will use the graphical user…

January 2019

Linear regression analysis in Python

January 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover regression analysis using linear models and least squares in Python.  We will discuss the goals and main use-cases for linear regression, and how to interpret a…

Regression analysis with Generalized Linear Models in Python

January 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover fitting generalized linear models (GLMs) in Python, using the Statsmodels package.  We will cover logistic regression, but the majority of the time we will focus on…

February 2019

Regression Modeling in Stata

February 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

In this session, we will discuss fitting traditional regression models in Stata, including linear regression, logistic regression, and time-allowing, poisson regression. We'll briefly introduce the theory behind the models, discuss…

Data Visualization With 3D Graphics Using Unity3D

February 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Video game development is more accessible than ever thanks to advanced software tools. Unity3D is one of the most popular game engines available, thanks to its ease of use, support…

Generalized estimating equations in Python

February 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

GEE is an extension of the generalized linear modeling (GLM) framework for dependent data.  GEE can be used with longitudinal data, clustered data, and other forms of dependent data where…

Mixed Effects Modeling in Stata

February 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

We'll discuss mixed model regression (also known as multi-level models or hierarchical linear models) in this session which is used for repeated measures data or data which has a clustering…

Multilevel models in Python

February 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Multilevel modeling is the state-of-the-art approach for handling data with complex dependence structure in a regression analysis.  This workshop will discuss fitting multilevel models in Python using the Statsmodels package.…

Survival analysis in Python

February 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Survival analysis is used when working with data that may be censored, as often is the case in studies of human subjects with incomplete follow-up.  The presence of censoring makes…

Geospatial Analysis with Google Earth Engine

February 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Google Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities. This hands-on workshop will help you understand the power (and limitation) of GEE…

March 2019

Open Source GIS

March 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover introductory GIS concepts and techniques using open source tools. We will use QGIS and R and learn the basics of GIS by solving a number of…

Go for data processing 1/2/3

March 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This is a three-session workshop on the use of Go for data processing.  Go is an open source language developed for general-purpose programming.  It is not more difficult to learn…

Go for data processing 1/2/3

March 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This is a three-session workshop on the use of Go for data processing.  Go is an open source language developed for general-purpose programming.  It is not more difficult to learn…

April 2019

Go for data processing 1/2/3

April 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This is a three-session workshop on the use of Go for data processing.  Go is an open source language developed for general-purpose programming.  It is not more difficult to learn…

Mediation analysis in Python

April 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Mediation analysis is a set of tools for exploring hypotheses about causal pathways, with a special focus on differentiating “direct” from “mediated” associations between an exposure and an outcome.  Many…

Open Source GIS and Geometric Network Analysis

April 12, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover GIS concepts and techniques for analyzing geometric networks embedded in geographical space. We will mainly focus on road network, but the ideas and techniques apply to…

Statistical analysis with missing data in Python

April 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Missing data arise in many fields of research, and a large body of statistical tools has been developed to facilitate statistical analysis in the presence of missing data.  Here we…

Hands-on session with Python Statsmodels

April 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This semester, a series of seven workshops was offered by CSCAR illustrating various approaches to statistical analysis using the Python Statsmodels package.  In this session, we will provide an open…

May 2019

Dimension Reduction with Python

May 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover dimension reduction techniques for data analysis in Python, focusing on Principal Component Analysis (PCA), factor analysis, and canonical correlation analysis (CCA).  Depending on audience interest, dimension…

Introduction to Survey Design: Data Collection, Questionnaire Design and Response Processes-Lecture

May 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
Presenters: Fred Conrad is a Research Professor in the University of Michigan’ Program in Survey Methodology (Institute for Social Research) and in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, as well as a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. His research interests include smart phone surveys, conversational interaction in survey interviews, adaptive interfaces in web surveys, and questionnaire pretesting methods. He regularly teaches courses on the psychological origins of survey responses and survey data collection methods.

This lecture-format workshop will present an overview of available modes and methods of survey data collection as well as an introduction to the survey response process and implications for questionnaire…

Simulation studies in Python

May 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Simulation studies are used to understand the properties of statistical procedures.  This technique is widely used when conducting power analysis for research studies,  which is one focus for this workshop. …

Introduction to GIS

May 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover introductory GIS concepts, tools, and techniques. We will use QGIS (and ArcGIS) and learn the basics of vector- and network-data GIS by solving problems.  You will also…

June 2019

Multiple testing and large-scale inference in Python

June 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover techniques for conducting large-scale inference, using Python and its libraries.  We will cover the principals of how large scale inference is different from classical inference, and…

Modeling spatially correlated data

June 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover introductory concepts, tools, and techniques to model spatially referenced data observed over a regular or irregular grid. We will cover models such as spatial autoregressive that…

August 2019

Introduction to Geostatistics

August 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Geostatistics models continuous variation over geographical space. It is widely used for spatial interpolation. We will use R and ArcGIS to explore and develop an understanding of variogram and kriging…

Android Application Development: An Overview

August 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. As of 2017, Google and Apple (the creators of Android and iOS, respectively) confirmed a combined…

Android Application Development: An Introduction to Android Studio

August 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. If you are developing an app in Android for the first time, the first option you…

September 2019

Open Source GIS

September 26, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will provide a gentle introduction to open source GIS tools in R and QGIS. We will cover introductory GIS concepts and will explore the functionalities of R and…

Stata 16 New Data Management Features

September 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Audience: Stata users familiar with data management who want an overview of the new data management features introduced in Stata 16. We'll cover the two main data management features introduced…

Data Visualization With 3D Graphics Using Unity3D and C#

September 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Video game development is more accessible than ever before thanks to modern software tools, with many options free to download. These tools are also used to program more "serious" applications…

October 2019

Geometric Network Analysis

October 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover GIS concepts and techniques for analyzing geometric networks embedded in geographical space. We will mainly focus on road network, but the ideas and techniques apply to…

Introduction to Performance Analysis of Scientific Software

October 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

We all had this: "My program is too slow". We all have heard: "Use Fortran and C++, they are fast."  But will it really help? We all have heard also:…

November 2019

Android Application Development: An Overview

November 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. As of 2017, Google and Apple (the creators of Android and iOS, respectively) confirmed a combined…

Improving the Performance of Scientific Software

November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This is a continuation of the workshop "Introduction to performance analysis of scientific software".  Now, we know how to measure overall performance of our software and can make a good…

Stata 16 New Data Management Features

November 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Audience: Stata users familiar with data management who want an overview of the new data management features introduced in Stata 16. We'll cover the two main data management features introduced…

January 2020

Open Source GIS

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will provide a fast paced introduction to georeferenced vector data analysis. We will explore the power and functionalities of QGIS and R for reading, manipulating, and analyzing vector…

Introduction to Julia

January 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will introduce the Julia programming language, with a focus on using Julia for data analysis.  No prior exposure to Julia is needed. We will discuss some aspects of…

Linear regression analysis in Python

January 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover regression analysis using linear models and least squares in Python.  We will discuss the goals and main use-cases for linear regression, and how to interpret a…

February 2020

Android Application Development: Introduction to Android Studio

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. If you are developing an Android app for the first time, the first option you will…

Regression analysis with Generalized Linear Models in Python

February 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover fitting generalized linear models (GLMs) in Python, using the Statsmodels package.  We will cover logistic regression, but the Poisson, negative binomial, and gamma regression. We will…

Basics of automatic dependency management with Make

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

In this workshop we will discuss the concept of dependency management, with the primary focus on build dependencies between software components.  We will learn how to express the dependencies and…

Generalized estimating equations in Python

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

GEE is an extension of the generalized linear modeling (GLM) framework for dependent data.  GEE can be used with longitudinal data, clustered data, and other forms of dependent data where…

Multilevel models in Python

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Multilevel modeling is the state-of-the-art approach for handling data with complex dependence structure in a regression analysis.  This workshop will discuss fitting multilevel models in Python using the Statsmodels package.…

Building software projects with Make: beyond basics

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

In this workshop we will use Make to manage build dependency in a multi-file, multi-language software project.  We will learn how to use Make functions, automatically generate dependencies, and inquire…

March 2020

Visualization of spatial data

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop will cover basic concepts and tools available in QGIS and R for visualizing spatial data. We will cover vector data but will also touch upon the visualization of…

Survival analysis in Python

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Survival analysis is used when working with data that may be censored, as often is the case in studies of human subjects with incomplete follow-up.  The presence of censoring makes…

Go for data processing Part 1

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This is a two-session workshop on the use of Go for data processing.  Go is an open source language developed for general-purpose programming.  It is not more difficult to learn…

Go for data processing Part 2

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This is a two-session workshop on the use of Go for data processing.  Go is an open source language developed for general-purpose programming.  It is not more difficult to learn…

Building software projects: CMake is more than a build tool

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This workshop is a continuation of the previous workshop “Building software projects: use CMake to build the building plan”.  In this workshop, we will see that CMake is not just…