March 3, 2020

[POSTPONED] Public talk in Melbourne: Behavioral Big Data and Healthcare Research


On March 23, 2020 I'll deliver a public talk on Behavioral Big Data and Healthcare Research in Melbourne, Australia, for the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers.

For more details and registration.

February 4, 2020

Interview at Monash Business School

I was recently interviewed at Monash Business School (Melbourne, Australia) as part of their series "Impact: Shaping the future of business". I emphasize the importance of nurturing a "good heart" when developing and deploying AI, and in data science education. See the interview and article.

May 17, 2019

Reinventing the Data Analytics Classroom: Talk at International Symposium on University Teaching Innovation

On Saturday, I'll deliver the keynote talk at the International Symposium on University Teaching Innovation in Yunlin, Taiwan, on Reinventing the Data Analytics Classroom.

I'll describe my journey designing and teaching business analytics courses, from my first 2004 Data Mining course at University of Maryland's Smith School of Business, through my efforts to add active and interactive learning using technology, active learning pedagogy, and cultural-specific teaching adaptations at the Indian School of Business, Statistics. com, and National Tsing Hua University.

Where: Yunlin University of Science & Technology

When: Saturday, May 18, 10:50-12:00

April 30, 2019

GDPR and data science: our paper now published in Big Data journal

Our paper Adjusting to the GDPR: The Impact on Data Scientists and Behavioral Researchers (Greene et al., 2019) is now freely available on Big Data journal website. We thank the editor for using fast track to review this time-sensitive paper!

Here's the abstract:

Rapid growth in the availability of behavioral big data (BBD) has outpaced the speed of updates to ethical research codes and regulation of data privacy and human subjects' data collection, storage, and use. The introduction of the European Union's (EU's) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 will have far-reaching effects on data scientists and researchers who use BBD, not only in the EU, but around the world. Consequently, many companies are struggling to comply with the Regulation. At the same time, academics interested in research collaborations with companies are finding it more difficult to obtain data. In light of the importance of BBD in both industry and academia, data scientists and behavioral researchers would benefit from a deeper understanding of the GDPR's key concepts, definitions, and principles, especially as they apply to the data science workflow. We identify key GDPR concepts and principles and describe how they can impact the work of data scientists and researchers in this new data privacy regulation era.

April 5, 2019

Talk at Women in Data Science Taipei: Behavioral Big Data & Healthcare Research

Last Sunday, the 2019 Women in Data Science Taipei conference took place. I gave a talk on "Behavioral Big Data & Healthcare Analytics" and then participated in the "Roundtable + Networking Session" which constituted of folks surrounding each speaker and asking lots of open questions. It was a highly energetic event with lots of engagement from female and male participants, and a diverse audience from industry and universities.