OIT Research Services Launch Workshops for Spring 2022

Data ScienceIn collaboration with the Center for Research Computing, SMU Libraries, and the Data Science Institute, the Office of Information Technology’s Research Services Team will be offering several workshops this spring. Whether it is an introduction to using the University’s high-performance computing systems, embarking on machine learning, or digging into data mining, these workshops will help you on your journey. Continue reading OIT Research Services Launch Workshops for Spring 2022

Mining Dracula with Data Science

Dracula 1st ed cover reproductionIf you’ve ever woken up from that nightmare where you’re giving a presentation but you’ve never read the book, then you’ll know just how stressful that can be, unless of course, you’re Tyler Diehl. Tyler, a junior Finance/Statistics double major, stood in front of a graduate class last month and presented his analysis of Bram Stoker’s Dracula without ever turning a single page. He coolly explained persistent themes throughout the book, styles of writing by the various characters, and even identified the saddest sentence in the whole novel. How did he do that you might ask, well Tyler had a secret weapon: data science. Continue reading Mining Dracula with Data Science

Dive into Data Science with LinkedIn Learning!

LinkedIn LearningThe modern world revolves around the creation and management of data. Making inferences from the vast amounts of data produced on a daily basis can certainly be a challenge. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to make it easier to wrangle data into digestible and actionable visualizations. LinkedIn Learning offers a plethora of learning paths and courses to help hone your skills in data processing and visualization. Here are a few examples! Continue reading Dive into Data Science with LinkedIn Learning!

Text Mining Practicum Course Returns for 2020

The Office of Information Technology is offering our popular Text Mining Practicum again! Members of the SMU community will gain an introduction to the tools needed for evaluating data from the shortest tweets to the largest repositories of scientific information. Participants will also get an introduction to R and the Tidyverse.

R logoR is a programming language that is used by many academic disciplines to analyze and visualize large amounts of data. The Tidyverse is an ecosystem of libraries built on R that makes it useful for text mining. You don’t have to be a computer scientist to learn and utilize R – In fact, R is becoming quite popular in humanities fields. Continue reading Text Mining Practicum Course Returns for 2020

Your Portal to High-Performance Computing is Now Available

HPCWe are excited to announce the immediate availability of the new HPC OnDemand Web Portal for ManeFrame II. The portal provides an integrated, single web-based access point for High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources on ManeFrame II (M2) and is open to the entire SMU research community.

This new portal features Continue reading Your Portal to High-Performance Computing is Now Available