Data science and analytics has influence in many areas including business, engineering, health care, the environment and sports. Learn more about data science at two upcoming events hosted by the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute.
The Data Science of Baseball
Friday, Jan. 25. from 1 to 3 p.m. at Northwestern Mutual (805 E. Mason Street)
The Milwaukee Brewers attribute their successful 2018 season, in part, to leveraging sports analytics. According to USA Today, “Milwaukee’s season is finished, but the Brewers are just getting started” and they boldly predict that next time we can expect to see the Brewers celebrating the NL pennant. Join us to hear featured speakers from the Brewers’ leadership team including Mike Schwartz, vice president, strategy and analytics and Nick Davis, manager, baseball research and quantitative analysis. Schwartz and Davis will discuss how they use data analytics as part of their operations to keep a competitive edge while positioning the team for success.
Ethics of Big Data
Monday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Northwestern Mutual (805 E. Mason Street)
In the era of big data, a wide range of economic interests are in pursuit of the value of data-driven decision-making. Alongside this increased thirst for big data is an increased public weariness of constant monitoring by internet providers, smart speakers and GPS chips. Weekly news stories of data breaches, the limitations of data anonymization and secondary uses of data only add to the public’s anxiety. Join us for a discussion of these important ideas on data privacy data at the Fourth Annual Symposium on the Ethics of Big Data.
This event is supported by the Marquette University Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense and hosted by the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute. Register online.
More information about these events
Registration is required at these events. Attendees will have the chance to hear from leaders of the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute from Marquette University, Northwestern Mutual and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The leadership team will provide an update on the status of the Institute. There will be networking opportunities at the events.
With questions, please contact Tom Kaczmarek, director of the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense and interim co-director of the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute, at (414) 288-6734 or email the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute.