Computer Science Professor Shlomo Argamon to Speak to Chicago City Data User Group

Shlomo Argamon, professor of computer science and director of the Master of Data Science program, will talk about next-generation data science education at the Chicago City Data User Group on Wednesday, August 5 at the Microsoft Technology Center. The program is full; a waitlist is available. Adam Hecktman, Microsoft’s Director of Technology & Civic Innovation for Chicago, organized the event. Click here for more information.

The goal of the Chicago City Data User Group is to promote civic engagement, innovation, and economic opportunity leveraging the City of Chicago’s data. Also speaking on August 5 will be Adam Kanous, chief technology officer of Narrative Science.

In his talk, Argamon will explain how IIT’s program teaches students to extract insights from massive amounts of data, construct a narrative, and provide solutions. Students learn how to explore data using high-level mathematics, statistics, and computer science; analyze data, visualize results, and articulate discoveries; and think critically and communicate insights. The program is now offered online for working professionals. To learn more, click here.