Data Analytics at Acadia and the Data Mining Process
May 5, 2014 (3:00 pm)
Location: Cornwallis Room at the Kentville Agricultural Centre
Dr. Silver will present the intended direction of the Acadia Institute for Data Analytics (AIDA) and provide an overview of the data mining process which includes machine learning and data visualization methods. Examples will be presented. The intention is to begin a conversation about potential collaborative interdisciplinary projects that AIDA could facilitate.
Dr. Danny Silver is a Professor in and former Director of the Jodrey School of Computer Science at Acadia University. His areas of research and application are machine learning, data mining, and data analytics. He has published over 60 scientific papers and has co-chaired or been part of program committees for a number of national and international conferences, seminars and workshops. He has held a NSERC Discovery Grant since 2000 and most recently was awarded a Harrison McCain Foundation Award for research into advance machine learning methods. He was the President of the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association (CAIAC) in 2009-11, and 2011, he received the Science Champion Award from the Nova Scotia Discovery Center for his work on youth robotics and the advancement of STEM education. Prior to his appointment at Acadia he held a position as Research Associate to the Killam Chair in Business Informatics in the School of Business, Dalhousie University. Danny has over 30 years of experience in information technology, project management and business administration. Since 1993, he has worked on machine learning and data mining projects in the private and public sector providing situation analysis and problem definition, project management and guidance, and data mining services.