Home for the AHPCRC Research Project at CSU Stanislaus. (Temporary home?? Candy bar to the student who emails Dr Thomas the best name.)
Government data analysis (demos) The RPI project also includes, on their main wiki page, links to tutorials which may be useful. (Like a tutorial about how to get your demo onto the Data.gov web page successfully.)
- 1 Student Final Reports, Useful Links
- 2 Meeting 4/12/2011
- 3 Meeting 1/26/2011
- 4 Meeting 1/25/2011
- 5 Meeting 12/16
- 6 Ideas, student/project matching up, 12/7:
- 7 Ideas, student/project matching up posts:
- 8 Meeting on Tuesday, 11/30, Notes
- 9 Workshop Day 1, 8/16/2010
- 10 Fall Schedule
Student Final Reports, Useful Links
Hints on Technical Report Writing -- Advice on writing a good technical report, aimed at engineering/science students
blank tech report document, courtesy of the University of Houston -- start your tech report by opening this up and replacing text with your own. Preserve the given formatting.
ACM blank conference documents Do not use this for writing your tech report; we include it only for comparison purposes.
We have 5 weeks left in the semester, including this week.
Weeks ending Friday:
5/6 Acceptable (English language) draft of student reports due
5/13 Final draft of student reports due
Maps of 2008 USA Presidential Election Results, discussed by Dr Carter
Map of Facebook Friendships, sent to mailing list by Dr Martin
Map of Social Networking Site Popularity, by National Geographic (click on the image to see the full map)
Meet in GIS lab with Dr Hauselt tomorrow
Workshop, with GIS lab work, 1/25-1/26.
Tues, 1:30, Carter's group meets, plus Tony/Carlos network exploration/stress testing Carter/Thomas meeting.
Ideas, student/project matching up, 12/7:
Carlos / Tony / Aaron / Tony -- load up a database, run tests over a network until the network can't handle the traffic and / or network data exploration
|Student||Project Idea||Other Students Working on This||Faculty To Help|
|Juan||baseball statistics exploration, data mining||Martin|
|Manuel||Analyzing algorithms and networks||Dr. Carter|
|Max||IVF data, pattern discovery||Dr Martin|
|Cameron||detecting flaming, not flaming posts in newsgroup traffic using stats||Martin|
|Aaron||Analyzing algorithms and networks||Dr. Carter|
|Tony||Check network traffic and ways to overload it||Dr. Carter/Thomas/Martin (as needed)|
|Carlos||Network overloading / network exploration||Carter/Thomas|
|Roberto||flaming posts topic sounds interesting||Jesus||Martin|
|Jesus||Census data exploration, flaming posts||Martin|
Ideas, student/project matching up posts:
Students / professors put ideas here, express interest in projects / ideas / data sets
Meeting on Tuesday, 11/30, Notes
12/7 another 3:30 meeting
1/21 Tapia poster abstracts and student scholarship applications due
1/25-26 more workshop and GIS (Dr Hauselt, GIS expert)
1/27 Start of classes for spring semester
3/19 Student Research Competition! (prizes for winners!)
4/3-5 Tapia Conference, San Francisco
Dr Martin has various sizeable data sets. Plus there is always "crawl the web." Plus the Stanford SNAP data sets. Plus data.gov.
Meeting on Tuesday, 11/30
OK: Martin, Thomas, Cameron, Tony, Carlos, Juan, Jesus, Aaron, Max, Roberto, Manuel
Tapia Conference -- the list of Big Name speakers is up, if anyone is interested. Student poster deadline is Jan 21.
Student scholarships to attend Tapia Some of our students should apply for these! Deadline is Jan 21.
CREW/DREU summer research experience (paid!) for summer 2011 - for minorities, student travels to a university for 10 weeks to Do Research. Dr Thomas has more information, if you are interested in applying.
Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions - has internship information
Workshop Day 1, 8/16/2010
- WUBI Installer: http://wubi-installer.org/ (Ubuntu dual-boot with Windows 7.)
- Weka: http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/ml/weka/
- NetLogo: http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/
- MySQL: http://dev.mysql.com/ (free DBMS software -- try the Community Server)
Workshop Day 2
http://www.crisp-dm.org/ Useful knowledge discovery web site.
http://snap.stanford.edu/ SNAP Library: Stanford Network Analysis Platform
Data Mining in the news:
('The Economist' magazine articles are available in the Electronic Journals of the CSU Stanislaus library.)
"Data, data everywhere" The Economist. London: Feb 27, 2010. Vol. 394, Iss. 8671; pg. 3. "When the Sloan Digital Sky Survey started work in 2000, its telescope in New Mexico collected more data in its first few weeks than had been amassed in the entire history of astronomy. Now, a decade later, ..."
"Needle in a haystack" The Economist. London: Feb 27, 2010. Vol. 394, Iss. 8671; pg. 15. "As data become more abundant, the main problem is no longer finding the information as such but laying one's hands on the relevant bits easily and quickly. What is needed is information about information..."
"Know-alls", Sept 27th 2008, The Economist. Article about government data mining, looking for terrorists, threats to civil liberty...
"Surviving the exaflood", The Economist. Dec 6, 2008. Vol. 389, Iss. 8609; pg. 26.
Workshop Day 3
Slides Dr Thomas used: http://www.cs.csustan.edu/~mthomas/workshopDay3.pdf Included an added slide about the MySQL way to grant all permissions to a user on a particular database. (Which didn't work when Dr Thomas did it during group exercise today. Figured out why, and added the slide.)
Workshop Day 4
Workshop Day 5
WE NEED IDEAS!! Anything from a logo idea to a t-shirt slogan. The sooner the better! Thanks!
|8/30-9/26||Carlos, Jesus, Manuel||Cameron, Tony, Aaron||Roberto, Juan, Maximino|
|9/27-10/24||Cameron, Tony, Aaron||Roberto, Juan, Maximino||Carlos, Jesus, Manuel|
|10/25-11/21||Roberto, Juan, Maximino||Carlos, Jesus, Manuel||Cameron, Tony, Aaron|
|11/29 on||Re-form groups for research projects|
Netbook Specific Notes
If your EeePC boots into grub-rescue after an OS update, try this:
sudo apt-get install lilo
sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
This should fix the Master Boot Record and allow you to choose Ubuntu or Windows again. (Fix found by Julie G.)
I discovered an interesting potential problem. If you turn your wireless hardware off (FN key + F2 key) in Windows, then boot into Ubuntu you can't turn it back on in Ubuntu. I could only turn it off and on in Windows. If I turned it off in Windows, booted into Ubuntu I had to boot into Windows, turn it back on and then shutdown before it would work in Windows or Ubuntu. -- Julie G.