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How analytics and big data are changing the world - Oct. 5

RTI International, an independent, non-profit institute, will share how they are are turning data into practice by addressing poverty and health care challenges around the world.

Gayle Bieler, senior statistician and director of RTI International's Center for Data Science, will visit Elon to discuss how using analytics can help improve the human condition. She will share how RTI International applies analytics to high impact projects, as well as cover what data science is, what data scientists do and what tools data scientists use.

"How analytics and big data are changing the world "
Monday, Oct. 5
Lakeside Hall
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Reception to follow.

This event is sponsored by the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business and the Department of Computing Sciences.

About the speaker
Gayle S. Bieler is a senior statistician and director of RTI’s Center for Data Science. In this role, she leads a group of data scientists, statisticians and predictive modelers who collaborate with RTI researchers in expanding our internal and external capabilities in data science—big data methods, data visualization, and predictive analytics. The focus of the group is to use data science to solve problems and inform decision-making across all of RTI's research domains for projects in government, foundation, and commercial spaces. As a statistician by training, Bieler is also experienced in statistical analysis of complex data from designed experiments (clinical and toxicology studies), observational studies (sample surveys, epidemiology studies), and most aspects of commercial software development. She has also made major contributions to the direction, development and marketing of SUDAAN, RTI’s commercial software package for analyzing data from complex sample surveys and experimental studies involving cluster-correlated and longitudinal responses. Bieler holds a master’s degree in statistics from Boston University.

About RTI International
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

Nicole Filippo,
9/30/2015 9:50 AM