UNT's Department of Geography and the Environment and UNT Data Analytics will co-host Dr. Tony Grubesic, Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside as the inaugural speaker in a new series, World Leaders in Big Data Analytics. Dr. Grubesic's seminar will be on Human-Centered Data Science on April 14 at 1 pm in Union 332 (see the seminar abstract below).
Abstract: Human-Centered Spatial Data Science (HCSDS) is an emerging interdisciplinary field that draws from geography, statistics, computer science, Informatics, engineering, and many allied socioeconomic, environmental, and planning sciences. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight how a human-centered approach can help communities (and analysts) augment strategies, operational tactics, plans, and policies to improve society and the environment by making spatial analytics and GIScience more transparent. This includes careful consideration of the social context of our underlying data and a better appreciation of the impacts of the choices we make during the analysis process. I will highlight HCSDS with two examples, one focusing on the biosurveillance of wastewater networks and the second focusing on using biomarkers for tracking objects (and people) of Interest for enhancing national security.