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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/26/2016
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location
UNC Charlotte Center city,

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Location: UNC Charlotte Center City Room 204

PamThompson

Speaker: Dr. Pamela Thompson
Associate Professor
Ralph W. Ketner School of Business, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC.

This science café will feature student work in Dr. Pamela Thompson’s Knowledge Discovery in Databases class at  UNC Charlotte.  Students used domain knowledge and data from the Global Shark Attack File, a worldwide database that provides information on thousands of attacks, to learn more about the increased incident of east coast shark attacks during the Summer 2015. The students accessed, processed and integrated datasets related to weather, moon phases, crab and fish populations, water conditions, tourism and others in order to discover hidden information related to the increase in attacks.

Dr. Thompson will report on the experience of implementing this project in the classroom along with preliminary discoveries and opportunities for future research.

Parking is across the street from the center city. Parking is covered by CASN. A parking pass will be emailed upon sign up. If walk-in day of event, parking passes will be available at UNC Charlotte Center City front desk.

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