October 18, 2018 Northeast Big Data Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the next community meeting of the Northeast Big Data for Education Spoke will be held on October 18, 2018, from 9 am - 4 pm at Newell Simon Hall (Room 3305) Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This meeting will bring together leaders in the field while making space for more junior scholars to join the conversation.

The event will include a tutorial on LearnSphere/DataShop and a keynote by Rene Kizilcec, as well as a workshop on feature engineering by Ryan Baker, a workshop by Neil Heffernan on proposing studies in the ASSISTments TestBed, a discussion of spoke activities and outreach across the Northeast, and as always the popular "research speed-dating".

Meeting Agenda

9:00 - 9:05 am Welcome remarks

9:05 - 9:30 am Discussion on Spoke activities

9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote

10:30 - 10:45 am Break

10:45 - 11:15 am Competition Discussion

11:15 - 12:00 pm Researcher Speed Dating

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 pm Parallel Workshop Sessions

1. LearnSphere (NSH 3001)

2. Feature Engineering (NSH 3305)

This tutorial will discuss how to distill and engineer features for

educational data mining. We will cover the process of feature engineering and

distillation, including brainstorming features, deciding what features

to create, and criteria for selecting features. We will go through

examples of feature prototyping in Microsoft Excel and discuss how to

scale-up feature engineering to other tools.

3. The ASSISTments Testbed (NSH 1109)

We are in the process of finalizing the event schedule, but please save the date, and RSVP attendance through our form.

We're looking forward to seeing you all in Pittsburgh!

-- Ryan Baker, Beverly Woolf, Neil Heffernan, and Ivon Arroyo

Local Host: Ken Koedinger