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Data as a Technical Superpower

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
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Barnard’s ERL works to support the transformation of women into effective data users to increase their numbers in STEM fields, where they are consistently underrepresented, and to increase their effective use of data across all fields, including public policy, health, journalism, and education.

In this lecture, Hilary Mason discusses how people engaging in everyday actives are generating more and more data. The result is an amazing source of insight into human behavior, because it is one based on actual behaviors, not merely samples. Mason reviews the evolution of the technology that makes this kind of analysis possible and shares current examples of the best new applications and services being built on top of such data. Hilary Mason is data scientist in residence at Accel Partners, scientist emerita at bitly, cofounder of HackNY, cohost of DataGotham, and member of NYCResistor.

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Dec 3 2014 - 6:00pm