Is real-world data valuable to education? Should you share your real-world data? How? This talk presents a vision for widespread data sharing. We examine the motivation, the process, the potentials and pitfalls of sharing data with educators (and more publicly). Examples of real-world data sharing will be included.
Dr. Brian D. Davison is an associate professor of computer science and engineering and director of the undergraduate minor in data science. He teaches courses on data science, data mining, web search engines, networking, system administration, and C and UNIX programming. He heads Lehigh's Web Understanding, Modeling, and Evaluation (WUME) laboratory and serves as editor-in-chief of the ACM journal, Transactions on the Web. While on sabbatical during the 2013-2014 academic year, he worked in the Core Data Science group at Facebook. Dr. Davison earned his B.S. from Bucknell University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University. His research includes search, mining, recommendation and classification problems in text, on the Web and in social networks. He is an NSF Faculty Early Career award winner. Dr. Davison's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems.