Big Data talk @ Bobst, 10/29

unCOMMON Salon Series @ Bobst Library Research Commons
Presented by Business & Government Documents, Coles Science Centerand the Social Sciences & Humanities Reference Center
Tuesday October 29 @ 6:00-7:30pm
“Numbersense” by Kaiser Fung

In this talk, Fung will discuss the issues arising from Big Data studies, explain what numbersense is, and how numbersense clears the fog of Big Data. Numbersense, he says, is hard to teach in a classroom. In this new book, he uses a series of case studies based on recent news on school rankings, the obesity epidemic, digital marketing, economic indicators, and fantasy football.

Kaiser Fung teaches statistics at NYU in SCPS. He is Vice President of Business Intelligence and Analytics at Vimeo. Previously, he led the analytics team at Sirius XM Radio. He is the creator of the acclaimed Junk Charts blog (, which pioneered the critical examination of data and graphics in the mass media; and the author of two popular books on statistical thinking. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, in addition to degrees from Princeton and Cambridge Universities. 

DATE: Tuesday October 29, 2013
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm

PLACE: Bobst Library, 2nd Floor, AFC Avery Room

Books will be available for 20% off

Refreshments will be served.

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