Date/Time: 8-Dec, 2021 (Wednesday); 1230-1500
Where: Conference room in Hilton Mark Center; "bring your own laptop"
Overview: This tutorial focuses on employing the latest techniques in R and Python to examine real world data.
You will learn:
- How to preprocess data, fit models, and validate your results in both R and Python
- Comparisons between the languages and their major modeling packages
Instructors: MAJ Dusty Turner & Mr. Robert Ward
- A laptop with RStudio, R version 3.6.0 or higher, and any recent Python distribution and development environment (Jupyter Notebook/Lab, VSCode, Spyder, RStudio) in which you are able to install and use common data science libraries.
- ALTERNATIVE: a cloud environment that meets the requirements above and allows you to upload your own data.
Read-Ahead (coming soon!):
- To get an early start on this tutorial, please download the following data, and follow the instructions in the attachedPDF We don’t have this yet either as we haven’t got far enough along to determine the data we will use.
MAJ Dusty S. Turner
Operations Research Systems Analyst
MAJ Dusty Turner is an Operations Research Systems Analyst at the Center for Army Analysis. He works in the Operations Analysis division doing data science in support of current operations. His recent projects include COVID-19 modeling in support of Army Senior Leader decision making and leading the Introduction to R Course taught to members of the Department of Defense. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at The United States Military Academy at West Point, where he taught “Advanced Introduction to Probability and Statistics” and “Statistical Methods.”
Mr. Robert Ward
Operations Research Analyst
Mr. Ward is an Operations Research Analyst in the Operations Analysis Division at the Center for Army Analysis. Since 2018, he has helped organizations across the Army collect, analyze, and visualize data to support better-informed decisions, as well assisting with efforts to train analysts to use R and spread modern data science capabilities throughout the defense OR community. Most recently, Robert has worked on CAA’s COVID-19 forecasting and analysis and on model modernization planning. He holds a Master of International Affairs in International Security Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Chicago.