Located in Bello 101, the Data Visualization Lab was made possible through a grant of equipment from HP as part of the Educause-HP Campus of the Future initiative. The Lab houses Virtual Reality (VR) workstations and headsets, and a large array of wall mounted digital displays. For more information on the lab see https://cte.bryant.edu/data-visualization-lab/.
Professor & Chair, Department of Mathematics
What are Automated Vehicles? Is the world ready for AVs? Are AVs ready for the world? When will these vehicles have been tested enough to be safely deployed? What are the risk considerations associated with this new and potentially paradigm-shifting technology? How does one even quantify this risk?
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Location: Unistructure 267
2020 VISION of DATA SCIENCE AT BRYANT AND BEYOND (2030)
Presentation by Dr. James G. Shanahan, incoming John ‘01H and Jeanne Rowe Professor of Data Science.
How will a Bryant Data Science degree prepare students for the “new collar” jobs of the future? Dr. Shanahan will discuss the importance of combining statistical and mathematical fluency with domain knowledge, while enabling students to develop a deep appreciation of the societal impacts of machine learning and AI. He will provide a glimpse into what a workday will look like in 2030 for graduates of Bryant. Questions such as, “Is data science literacy worth the investment for my field?”, will also be addressed and quantified.
By way of example, Dr. Shanahan will also look under the hood of various modern day deployments of DS&AI, such as, autonomous vehicles (e.g., Tesla), checkout-less shopping, security systems, cancer detection, financial forensics, e-discovery in law, leisure, gaming, high-frequency trading, chatbots (Alexa/Siri), fake news generation and detection, and more.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:15 – 2:30 in the AIC Forum
The Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching Excellence are pleased to announce an opportunity for Bryant faculty to attend The 2019 Course Design Institute (CDI)—an intensive, multi-day, hands-on workshop—that will provide an opportunity to experience the iterative, dynamic, and scholarly process of learning-focused course design.
In collaboration with several other RI Universities, we have invited Michael Palmer to lead a 3-day workshop from June 3 to June 5. To be held at Providence College, participants will design or substantially redesign courses so that they promote significant, long-term learning. As a participant, you’ll explore learner-centered design principles in a large group setting and then work on your individual course design in a small, discipline- or pedagogy-focused learning team.
Details of the Institute as it has been developed at UVA can be viewed here.
Bryant University has access to a limited number of seats at the CDI. Please contact Ed Kairiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or if you would like to participate.
A brief introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for use in the classroom and to enhance reports or presentations will be given. GIS software is available to faculty and students at Bryant and can be used to create interactive or static map products and “Web” application visualizing spatial or locational relationships in a variety of fields and disciplines. Map products and related applications shared across the “Web” along with an extensive and growing amount of spatially referenced data is now available through a variety of online sources.
This workshop will include an instructional hands-on session using GIS software to create an on-line “Web” map application.
Please BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
John Stachelhaus – Instructor in GIS – Bryant Science and Technology