UW-Green Bay partners with leading experts for ‘Big Data, Big Ideas’ speaker series

Green Bay, WI – UW-Green Bay is working in partnership with leading experts to make available a speaker series that demonstrates how to utilize big data in creative and powerful ways. The speaker series will take place virtually on Zoom from 5-6 p.m. CST to enable working professionals to attend.

Data science encompasses the theoretical and practical application of ideas, and in the Big Data, Big Ideas speaker series an exciting range will be presented.

September 15, 5-6 p.m.

Caleb Waack, Data Scientist Epsilon – Python in “Harry Potter”

Caleb will share how you can use code to glean insights from the famous “Harry Potter” book series. With the lens of Python code, you will gain a data-inspired perspective on the happenings at Hogwarts, the Forbidden Forest and more.

September 29, 5-6 p.m.

Dan Adler, Assistant General Manager, Minnesota Twins – Statistical Science

Dan will apply statistical analysis to psychological decisions. You will learn how ― as humans ― we make flawed and unflawed decisions based on our bias and the data around us.

October 20, 5-6 p.m.

Bret Myers, Analytics Consultant & Professor of Practice, Villanova University – Data & Team Sports Decisions

After a review of his soccer analytics background, Bret will share how he uses data to drive better team sports decisions, including how data can help prevent athlete injuries and predict team success.

October 27, 5-6 p.m.

Lamarr Banks, Community Manager, Urban Hub – Succeeding as an Entrepreneur

Lamarr will share his story of business and entrepreneurship, describing his current role at the Urban Hub and explaining how he works in the community to strategically help creative business professionals succeed.

November 17, 5-6 p.m.

Ryan Lussky, Business Intelligence Analyst, Altra Federal Credit Union – Twitter Case Study: Sentiment Analysis

When Twitter accepted Elon Musk’s offer to purchase, mainstream media reported polarizing views. Starting the day after the buyout announcement, 70,000 tweets with the hashtag “elonmusk” were collected, cleaned and analyzed using Python. Ryan will share details and results of this inventive sentiment analysis project on Twitter that reveals attitudes around free speech.

November 30, 5-6 p.m.

Adam Charnin-Aker, Assistant Director, Pro Scouting, New York Yankees – Scouting for Talent with Data

Adam will share his experiences in scouting and evaluating baseball talent. He will describe how he combines data and in-person looks to try to find winning ballplayers from across the globe. In addition, Adam will discuss the operations and business uses of data.

The Big Data Big Ideas speakers series is a proactive collaboration between UW-Madison, Extended Campus and UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business and the division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, collectively offering a master’s degree program in data science, a graduate certificate in data science and a noncredit undergraduate or graduate certificate in data science.

To learn more about the Big Data Big Ideas speaker series, please visit the web site at or email Lauren Mauel, Lecturer at mauell@uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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