Data Science & Science Fiction in Television – A Selection

While data analytics is a relatively young field, popular culture has portrayed the intimate details of the science through fiction. Two such works, the television shows Person of Interest and Westworld, capture many nuances of data science and the challenges data scientists face. This post will look at some of Continue reading Data Science & Science Fiction in Television – A Selection

The Relative Importance of Region and Vaccination in Predicting COVID-19 Cases in U.S. Counties

At the beginning of Summer 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic looked to be behind us. Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths were at the lowest levels since the beginning of the pandemic, spurred by what appeared to be a combination of warm weather and increasing vaccinations. However, the emergence of the Delta Variant Continue reading The Relative Importance of Region and Vaccination in Predicting COVID-19 Cases in U.S. Counties

Using LASSO Regression to Analyze School Performance

While interning with the NC Department of Public Instruction in 2017, I designed and executed a study to determine the impact of teacher-held master’s degrees on a school’s performance score (a composite of 20% student growth and 80% academic achievement). The hope was that my work would convince NC Legislators Continue reading Using LASSO Regression to Analyze School Performance

Air Travel in the Time of COVID-19

Villanova, PA; State College, PA; Providence, RI; New York City, NY; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, MO; Eugene, OR; Bozeman, MT; Columbus, OH; DC; Winston-Salem, NC. These are all the places I went from the beginning of January until mid-March 2020 for my job as a traveling consultant for my sorority. Continue reading Air Travel in the Time of COVID-19