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January 8, 2020

Design Centred Approach to AI Workshop (February 18, 2020 – Toronto)

Knowing when to use data analytics becomes a key component to awaken your mindset and teach you how to apply actionable solutions. REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP Design Centred Approach to AI Today’s organizations are fast-paced, looking for optimizations, and are becoming increasingly challenged with solving complex problems in a collaborative way. Combined with the power of data analytics, design thinking… Continue Reading

November 25, 2019

Breaking Institutional Biases: Lessons from Working With Transportation Authorities

The larger and more complex an organization gets, the more it falls into certain patterns of behaviour. These patterns typically develop over a long period of time—years or even decades—and encompass a set of knowledge, beliefs, and behaviours that are entrenched within the organization. As time goes on, the patterns are reinforced, whether or not they are actually good for… Continue Reading

November 6, 2019

Five Books Analytics Professionals Must Read

1.  Data Analytics Made Accessible Author:  Anil Maheshwari Why it’s a good read: A great book for someone who is completely new to data science and analytics. Excerpt: “This book fills the need for a concise and conversational book on the hot and growing field of Data Science. Easy to read and informative, this lucid book covers everything important, with… Continue Reading

October 3, 2019

Is Your Big Data Location Intelligent?

What is Big Data? Let’s start with the basics. Big Data can be defined by three things—volume, velocity, and variety. It involves tremendous volumes of data from multiple data sources, often constantly streaming and seemingly never-ending. Take Google Reviews as an example. Google Reviews allows users to submit text and photos of places, services, or businesses they have used and… Continue Reading

March 25, 2019

Criminnovation Challenge: Participant Perspectives

By Nithin Paul Elbin and Jacqueline Cole, Wilfred Laurier students The Criminnovation challenge enabled students to think critically of social issues in their community, and design solutions to address these issues. It was also aimed to connect students to faculty, mentors, and community representatives to assist them in the creation of their solutions. We initially assumed that the citizens of Brantford… Continue Reading

March 7, 2019

Criminnovation Update

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell What a great weekend we had at the Criminnovation event, held at Laurier’s new Brantford campus. The last time I visited Brantford, I remember their downtown storefronts were boarded up and barren. Such a sad scene for the Great… Continue Reading

February 20, 2019

Algorithms and Ethical Technology

Most of us don’t hide important aspects of our life from technology – sensors, wearables, and assistants are tracking our daily routines, locations, and heart beats. Are we ready for technology to dive even deeper into our lives? We understand many of the benefits but have been less excited about exploring the repercussions. As a society, we have started to… Continue Reading

February 14, 2019

The Criminnovation Challenge

We’re excited to announce our participation in Laurier’s 2019 Criminnovation Challenge! The event runs from Friday, March 1st, 4:00 PM to Sunday March 3rd, 4:00 PM. About the event The Criminnovation Challenge is a "hackathon" style event for students to form interdisciplinary teams for the purpose of tackling societal issues related to Criminology. Faculty members will act as mentors, offering… Continue Reading

January 24, 2019

Design and Analytics: Puzzle Pieces

I started out as an analytics guy thinking that all of the important answers were in the numbers. The answers were waiting to be found but were concealed in the data and just needed to be released by a good regression or other type of statistical analysis. Over time, I became more experienced and learned what types of answers I… Continue Reading

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