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Collecting Twitter Data for Research 10:00 am
Collecting Twitter Data for Research @ Rutgers-New Brunswick
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This workshop is the first in a two-part series on social media data. Twitter data provide researchers with a real-time view into a wide variety of social and cultural topics. In this workshop, we’ll explore beginning and intermediate tools for collecting social media data from Twitter.Read More →
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Introduction to ArcGIS Online and Story Maps (GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS, Part 5) 12:00 pm
Introduction to ArcGIS Online and Story Maps (GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS, Part 5)
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn how to create and share a web-based map and tell a story with your data using Story Maps. [Part 5 of series, Introduction to GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS] Instructor: Sue Oldenburg No prior GIS knowledge is needed. Workshop will be conducted via Webex/Zoom. Please register to receive links to the session and supplemental materials.Read More →
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Cryptocurrency API, Visualization, and Comparison project 3:00 pm
Cryptocurrency API, Visualization, and Comparison project @ Online
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Utilizing NumPy, pandas and matplotlib, this workshop will show how to make a program that can compare the price, Log Returns, SMA (Simple Moving Average) of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and predict which one is a better investment choice with Python. A real-time cryptocurrency interactive API will also be introduced in this workshop. Workshop conducted via Webex. Register to receive the Webex link with instructions on how to connect. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/python Instructor: Sly ZhongRead More →
R for interactivity: an introduction to Shiny 4:30 pm
R for interactivity: an introduction to Shiny
Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Shiny is an R package that enables the creation of interactive websites for data visualization. This session provides a brief overview of the Shiny framework, and how to edit and publish Shiny sites in RStudio (with shinyapps.io). Familiarity with R/RStudio is assumed. Workshop conducted via Webex. Register to receive the Webex link with instructions on how to connect. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/data_R/ Instructor: Ryan WomackRead More →
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Supervised Learning – Regression 4:00 pm
Supervised Learning – Regression @ Online
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
In this workshop, we will give an introduction to machine learning, supervised learning, and unsupervised learning. Next, we will discuss different methods for train and test split. Finally, we will deepen our understanding of regression, specifically simple linear regression, multiple linear regression. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/python Instructor: Sanket BadheRead More →
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Data Science Basics: Getting started with Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) in Excel (Beginner) 3:00 pm
Data Science Basics: Getting started with Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) in Excel (Beginner) @ Online
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This workshop will be a beginner level introduction to understanding and summarizing data in Excel. We will look at descriptive statistics and create visualizations to explore Cancer Rate data (or another freely available alternative), as well as discuss strategies for handling missing data. Workshop conducted via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom link with instructions on how to connect. Instructor: Nicole DearRead More →
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GIS Basics (GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS, Part 1) 12:00 pm
GIS Basics (GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS, Part 1)
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn what GIS is and how it works in this introductory and interactive session. Learn about available software, sources and types of data and file formats, geospatial data visualization and basic geoprocessing. [Part 1 of series, Introduction to GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS] Instructor: Sue Oldenburg No prior GIS knowledge is needed. Workshop will be conducted via Webex/Zoom. Please register to receive links to the session and supplemental materials.Read More →
Analyzing Social Media Data in R 2:00 pm
Analyzing Social Media Data in R @ Rutgers-New Brunswick
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This workshop is the second of a two-part series. In this workshop, we’ll receive a gentle introduction to the R language and RStudio, the most commonly used integrated development environment for R. We’ll explore a social media dataset using some popular packages of the tidyverse collection, including dplyr and ggplot2.Read More →
Statistical Hypothesis Tests in Python & R Comparison 3:00 pm
Statistical Hypothesis Tests in Python & R Comparison @ Online
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This workshop delves into a wider variety of basic and most commonly used statistical tests including Null Hypothesis Testing, Critical Value, p-value, Z-test, t-test and Chi-Square Test etc. and how to run those tests in different programming languages including Python and R. Workshop conducted via Webex. Register to receive the Webex link with instructions on how to connect. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/python Instructor: Sly ZhongRead More →
R for reproducible scientific documents: knitr, rmarkdown, and beyond 4:30 pm
R for reproducible scientific documents: knitr, rmarkdown, and beyond
Oct 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The RStudio environment enables the easy creation of documents in various formats (HTML, DOC, PDF) using Rmarkdown, while knitr allows the incorporation of executable R code to produce the tables and figures in those documents. This session introduces these concepts and other packages and practices supporting reproducibility with the R environment. Workshop conducted via Webex. Register to receive the Webex link with instructions on how to connect. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/data_R/ Instructor: Ryan WomackRead More →
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Using Palladio for Mapping 10:00 am
Using Palladio for Mapping @ Rutgers-New Brunswick
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Palladio is a web-based tool for investigating and visualizing multi-dimensional data. In this workshop, we will learn to visualize humanistic research data on a map, and track connections between data points.Read More →
Supervised Learning – Classification 1 4:00 pm
Supervised Learning – Classification 1 @ Online
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This workshop will first give an introduction about classification problems and then discuss related classification metrics such as ROC, Confusion Matrix, Accuracy, etc. with logistic regression. The latter half of the workshop will focus on more algorithms such as K Nearest Neighbour, Naive Bayes. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/python Instructor: Sanket BadheRead More →
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Analyzing Social Media Data in R 10:00 am
Analyzing Social Media Data in R @ Rutgers-New Brunswick
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This workshop is the second of a two-part series. In this workshop, we’ll receive a gentle introduction to the R language and RStudio, the most commonly used integrated development environment for R. We’ll explore a social media dataset using some popular packages of the tidyverse collection, including dplyr and ggplot2.Read More →
Data Science Basics: Introduction to Statistical Analysis in Excel (Beginner 3:00 pm
Data Science Basics: Introduction to Statistical Analysis in Excel (Beginner @ Online
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This workshop will be a beginner level introduction to statistical analyses in Excel. We will use video games sales data (or another freely available alternative), to introduce statistical analyses that compare average values, including the z-test, t-test, and if time permits, ANOVA. Workshop conducted via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom link with instructions on how to connect. Instructor: Nicole DearRead More →
Introduction to NVivo 3:30 pm
Introduction to NVivo @ Online
Oct 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
This workshop is intended as a basic introduction to using NVivo, a software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. The workshop focuses on introducing key mechanisms of the software that may be applied as required by different analytical approaches. Workshop conducted via Webex. Register to receive the Webex link with instructions on how to connect. Instructor: Shari CunninghamRead More →
Machine Learning with Amarel using Python, part 1 (Rescheduled) 6:00 pm
Machine Learning with Amarel using Python, part 1 (Rescheduled) @ Online
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In this workshop, we will develop an end-to-end machine learning workflow on Big Data. Using Python, we will try to cover all the aspects of workflow, including exploratory data analysis, data cleaning, feature engineering, model building, and model assessment. Part 1 of 3 We will conduct this workshop on the Amarel Cluster, Rutgers’ High Performance Computing Cluster, making use of large scale storage, parallel processing, and large scale memory. Get an account on Amarel prior to the workshop at this link. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/amarel Instructors: Sanket Badhe, Sly Zhong (Rescheduled event)Read More →
“Weeding” Books and Creating Your Own Blackout Poetry  7:00 pm
“Weeding” Books and Creating Your Own Blackout Poetry  @ Online
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Weeding or getting rid of books in a library frequently elicits intense fury and disbelief in library users. This workshop demystifies this topic, highlighting the reasons for weeding as an ongoing practice in libraries and presents “Blackout Poetry,” a creative way to use the pages of weeded books in a transformative and artistic manner. Workshop conducted via Zoom/Webex. Register to receive login information. Instructor: Whitney KehlRead More →
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“Building Bridges”: LGBTQ Law Enforcement Liaisons and Their Work 6:00 pm
“Building Bridges”: LGBTQ Law Enforcement Liaisons and Their Work @ Online
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Police officers across New Jersey now receive training on how to interact with transgender and gender non-binary people. This new initiative is expected to protect residents from discrimination based on gender identity. Lt. Hayes and PO Johnson will share their own experiences as LGBTQ law enforcement liaisons in their own units and how this training is being received by their colleagues. Presentation conducted via Zoom/Webex. Register to receive login information. Presenter: Lieutenant John Hayes, NJ State Police Academy and Police Officer Connor Johnson, Morristown Bureau of Police Part of the Babs Siperstein Humanities and Medicine SeriesRead More →
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Introduction to GIS: Working with data and shape files (GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS, Part 2) 12:00 pm
Introduction to GIS: Working with data and shape files (GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS, Part 2)
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Continue to develop your GIS knowledge in this introductory and hands-on session. Learn about definition queries, spatial and table joins, creating shapefiles and spatial analysis. [Part 2 of series, Introduction to GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS] Instructor: Sue Oldenburg No prior GIS knowledge is needed. Workshop will be conducted via Webex/Zoom. Please register to receive links to the session and supplemental materials.Read More →
Clustering, Correlation and Regression Analysis in R 3:00 pm
Clustering, Correlation and Regression Analysis in R @ Online
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
To discover the inner structure and correlation between different variables, most commonly used statistical methods will be introduced. This workshop will go over how to do data normalization, building hierarchical clustering model, and run multiple linear regression model in R. Workshop conducted via Webex. Register to receive the Webex link with instructions on how to connect. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/python Instructor: Sly ZhongRead More →
Machine Learning with Amarel using R, part 1 4:30 pm
Machine Learning with Amarel using R, part 1
Oct 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
In this workshop, we will develop an end-to-end machine learning workflow on Big Data. Using R, we will try to cover all the aspects of workflow, including exploratory data analysis, data cleaning, feature engineering, model building, and model assessment. Part 1 of 3 We will conduct this workshop on the Amarel Cluster, Rutgers’ High Performance Computing Cluster, making use of large scale storage, parallel processing, and large scale memory. Get an account on Amarel prior to the workshop at this link. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/amarel Instructor: Ryan WomackRead More →
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Digital Humanities Mixer 4:00 pm
Digital Humanities Mixer @ Rutgers-New Brunswick
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Are you using digital research methods? Do you study digital culture? Are you curious about digital humanities and interested in meeting like-minded people? Join us for a virtual Digital Humanities Mixer on Wednesday, October 21! This is a chance to meet others on campus who are interested in digital humanities and to share your research interests. We especially encourage graduate students and faculty to attend and give a two minute lightning talk about their research interests—whether you’ve just begun thinking about some topic, or are further along on a project. These talks can be brief and informal, but you are welcome to share graphics orRead More →
Supervised Learning – Classification 2 4:00 pm
Supervised Learning – Classification 2 @ Online
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This workshop is a continuation of the previous workshop on classification, and we will cover more classification techniques mainly Decision Tree, Ensemble Learning, Random Forest, SVM. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/python Instructor: Sanket BadheRead More →
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Office of Advanced Research Computing: Weekly Open Workshop 10:00 am
Office of Advanced Research Computing: Weekly Open Workshop
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each week, staff from the Office of Advanced Research Computing will host a brief Zoom session that provides: 1. a brief review of some basics for new Amarel cluster users. 2. shifts into specific technical topics and Q&A. We’ll have occasional guest presenters (researchers, librarians, scholars, or other professionals) to share info, news, techniques, or best practices for managing data and computational research. We’re also very interested in hearing what topics you’d like to have presented. These sessions are currently scheduled for 10am-12pm every Thursday. Read our box file for more details. Please stop by to watch, listen, or join the conversation. You can downloadRead More →
Data Science Basics: Introduction to Predictive Analytics in Excel (Beginner) 3:00 pm
Data Science Basics: Introduction to Predictive Analytics in Excel (Beginner) @ Online
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This workshop is a beginner level introduction to regression analysis in Excel. Regression analysis uses data to estimate the effect of different variables and make predictions. We will perform a regression analysis using heart rate failure data (or another freely available alternative) and walk you through the different parts of the model and analysis (e.g. intercept, coefficients, p-values, predictions, etc.). Workshop conducted via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom link with instructions on how to connect. Instructor: Nicole DearRead More →
Machine Learning with Amarel using Python, part 2 4:00 pm
Machine Learning with Amarel using Python, part 2 @ Online
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Continuing part 1 of the workshop, we will develop an end-to-end machine learning workflow on Big Data. Using Python, we will try to cover all the aspects of workflow, including data cleaning, feature engineering, model building, and model assessment. Part 2 of 3. We will conduct this workshop on the Amarel Cluster, Rutgers’ High Performance Computing Cluster, making use of large scale storage, parallel processing, and large scale memory. Get an account on Amarel prior to the workshop at this link. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/amarel Instructors: Sanket Badhe, Sly ZhongRead More →
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Office of Advanced Research Computing: Python for Big Data 1:00 pm
Office of Advanced Research Computing: Python for Big Data @ Online
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Python for Big Data October 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Register to attend the workshop at the bottom of this page. Zoom link will be emailed after filling out the registration form. Amarel account: Apply here as soon as possible. VPN setup: You have to be connected on Rutgers’ network or be on VPN to access Amarel resources. SSH setup: Windows users must install an SSH client like PuTTY or MobaXterm. Alternatively, Windows 10 users can install the complete Windows Subsystem for Linux. Workshop content: This three hour workshop focuses on learning the python tools and techniques to work with big data thatRead More →
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Geocoding and Thematic Mapping (GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS, Part 3) 12:00 pm
Geocoding and Thematic Mapping (GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS, Part 3)
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In this installment of our introductory and interactive GIS series, learn about geocoding, coordinate systems and map projections, editing and thematic mapping. [Part 3 of series, Introduction to GIS with ArcGIS and QGIS] Instructor: Sue Oldenburg No prior GIS knowledge is needed. Workshop will be conducted via Webex/Zoom. Please register to receive links to the session and supplemental materials.Read More →
Online Identity for Humanists 2:00 pm
Online Identity for Humanists @ Online
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
In this workshop, we will discuss the essentials of online self-presentation for academics and survey some of the available options at Rutgers and beyond for sharing your work online, staying current in your field, and having knowledge of (if not perfect control over) how these options treat your data. No prior technological knowledge expected. The workshop will be hands-on; you may wish to bring a copy of your CV and a short professional biography.Read More →
Interaction with API in Economics 3:00 pm
Interaction with API in Economics @ Online
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
An API, or application programming interface, is a common tool for interacting with data on the web. This workshop will present how APIs are used in Finance (Equity and Cryptocurrency) and Economics (FRED) industry. A sample program that can compare the price, Log Returns, SMA (Simple Moving Average) of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and predict which one is a better investment choice with Python will be introduced. Workshop conducted via Webex. Register to receive the Webex link with instructions on how to connect. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/python Instructor: Sly ZhongRead More →
Machine Learning with Amarel using R, part 2 4:30 pm
Machine Learning with Amarel using R, part 2
Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
In this workshop, we will develop an end-to-end machine learning workflow on Big Data. Using R, we will continue developing the workflow, including data cleaning, feature engineering, model building, and model assessment. Part 2 of 3 We will conduct this workshop on the Amarel Cluster, Rutgers’ High Performance Computing Cluster, making use of large scale storage, parallel processing, and large scale memory. Get an account on Amarel prior to the workshop at this link. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/amarel Instructor: Ryan WomackRead More →
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From Campus Work to Professional Work: Developing & Using Your Skills 3:00 pm
From Campus Work to Professional Work: Developing & Using Your Skills
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
What are the connections between your campus employment and future internships and full-time employment? This workshop will highlight the critical factors to enhance your marketability and communicate your value for future opportunities. Learn ways to guide and develop your academic and professional success. It begins with you! Presenter: Tamara Peters, Associate Director of Career Development Office of Career Exploration and SuccessRead More →
Unsupervised Learning 4:00 pm
Unsupervised Learning @ Online
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
In this workshop, we will give details about unsupervised learning and its subtype: Dimensionality Reduction and Clustering. We will discuss K-Means clustering and PCA Techniques. Supplemental materials available at https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist/python Instructor: Sanket BadheRead More →
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Office of Advanced Research Computing: Weekly Open Workshop: Loading, Cleaning and Visualizing Data in Amarel 10:00 am
Office of Advanced Research Computing: Weekly Open Workshop: Loading, Cleaning and Visualizing Data in Amarel
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Each week, staff from the Office of Advanced Research Computing will host a brief Zoom session that provides: 1. a brief review of some basics for new Amarel cluster users. 2. shifts into specific technical topics and Q&A. We’ll have occasional guest presenters (researchers, librarians, scholars, or other professionals) to share info, news, techniques, or best practices for managing data and computational research. We’re also very interested in hearing what topics you’d like to have presented. These sessions are currently scheduled for 10am-12pm every Thursday. Read our box file for more details. Please stop by to watch, listen, or join the conversation. You can downloadRead More →
Online Identity for Humanists 10:00 am
Online Identity for Humanists @ Rutgers-New Brunswick
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
In this workshop, we will discuss the essentials of online self-presentation for academics and survey some of the available options at Rutgers and beyond for sharing your work online, staying current in your field, and having knowledge of (if not perfect control over) how these options treat your data. No prior technological knowledge expected. The workshop will be hands-on; you may wish to bring a copy of your CV and a short professional biography.Read More →
Data Science Basics: Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau (Beginner) 3:00 pm
Data Science Basics: Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau (Beginner) @ Online
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This workshop will be a beginner level introduction to the fundamentals of Tableau for data visualization, such as creating your charts, adding calculated fields and formatting charts. We will build charts to visualize and explore heart rate failure data (or another freely available alternative). Workshop conducted via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom link with instructions on how to connect. Instructor: Nicole DearRead More →
Getting Involved: Citizen Science and Library Resources 3:00 pm
Getting Involved: Citizen Science and Library Resources @ Online
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Focusing on the role of libraries in promoting research collaborations, this workshop will introduce citizen science, the public participation in scientific research, as a way to develop and foster a sense of community in the remote learning environment. Using popular international and local projects as examples, the workshop will provide ideas how to select citizen science initiatives and how to participate, how to introduce the science behind a selected project, and how to integrate projects into the curriculum. It will also advocate potential partnerships between librarians and research/teaching faculty to develop resources for interested students on a variety of topics. Workshop conducted via Zoom. RegisterRead More →
Advanced NVivo: Data Visualizations Using NVivo 12 3:30 pm
Advanced NVivo: Data Visualizations Using NVivo 12 @ Online
Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
This workshop focuses on the introduction of a suite of visualizations that help you gain deeper insights from your data by exploring and unearthing patterns, trends and connections. Workshop conducted via Webex. Register to receive the Webex link with instructions on how to connect. Instructor: Shari CunninghamRead More →
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Introduction to IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) 10:00 am
Introduction to IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) @ Rutgers-New Brunswick
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
In this workshop, we will explore the International Image Interoperability Framework (https://iiif.io/) and the work of the IIIF community to create universal standards for describing and sharing images online. With common viewing platforms, we can obtain interoperable digital image content to display, edit, annotate, and share images on the web, for example artworks, maps, and musical scores. Instructors: Caterina Agostini, Department of Italian (Rutgers), and Danielle Reay, Library Digital Scholarship Technology Manager (Drew University)Read More →
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