5. Bringing Numbers to Life

LAS 103D, Section 5

Have you ever wondered how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, advertising agencies, Google, and insurance companies make critical decisions? One key to making informed choices and identifying patterns is to let data speak. Data can change the world. Data have the power “to bring truth though numbers” in very complex situations including tracking epidemics, monitoring human behaviors, and performing risk analyses. In this learning team we will explore the power of data and the role numbers play in real-world scenarios ranging from infectious diseases (think Zika virus or Yellow Fever), anthropology, forensic sciences, human rights, and criminal justice. If you are interested in learning what makes Data Analytics such a hot topic and what is meant by “Big Data” then this is a great learning team for you!