DAU Webcast "Digital Readiness: The World of Data"Publication Date: 7/30/2020
Start Date: 2020-07-30
End Date: 2020-07-30
Event: DAU Webcast "Digital Readiness" series
Dr. Carlo Lipizzi
The 'Digital Readiness' webcast series is a collaboration between the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and the System Engineering Research Center (SERC). Each webcast was headlined by various SERC researchers throughout our network of collaborators. This webcast was the the fourth of the 9-part webcast series, which were centered around the following three themes:
- DIGITAL ENGINEERING
- DATA ANALYTICS
- AI & MACHINE LEARNING
The DAU Webcast "Digital Readiness: The World of Data" presented by Dr. Carlo Lipizzi, Stevens Institute of Technology, is the first of the three webcasts focused on Data Analytics in this "Digital Readiness" series. The rest of the webcasts in this series can be viewed HERE.
Webcast Abstract: Data Analytics is the science of analyzing data to convert information to useful knowledge. This knowledge could help us understand our world better, and in many contexts enable us to make better decisions. To make this goal more attainable is the steep decrease of costs to gather, store, and process data, along with a growing motivation for the use of empirical approaches to problem solving.
Data Science – that is the overall umbrella where Data Analytics are studied and applied – is the study of the generalizable extraction of knowledge from data. Being a data scientist requires an integrated skill set spanning mathematics, statistics, machine learning, databases and other branches of computer science along with a good understanding of the craft of problem formulation to engineer effective solutions.
This presentation describes Data Analytics and Data Science, its potential impact, the necessary theoretical and practical elements to implement it and a set of case studies of application.