Workshop Tutorials

Breakouts and Mini-tutorials for DATAWorks 2018 will be held on March 21st and 22nd (Wednesday and Thursday).

Title

Speaker

Schedule

Materials

Creating Shiny Apps in R for Sharing Automated Statistical Products Mr. Randy Griffiths Wednesday, March 21
10:30 AM
 
Interactive web apps can be built straight from R with the R package, Shiny.
Determination of Power for Complex Experimental Designs
Mr. Pat Whitcomb
Wednesday, March 21
10:30 AM
 
Power tells us the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis for an effect of a given size, and helps us select an appropriate design prior to running the experiment.
Operational Testing of Cyber Systems
Mr. Paul Johnson
Thursday, March 22
10:00 AM
 
Previous operational tests that included cybersecurity focused in on vulnerabilities discovered at the component level and ad hoc system level exploitation attacks during adversarial assessments.
Demystifying Data Science Dr. Alyson Wilson Thursday, March 22
10:00 AM
 
Data science is the new buzz word – it is being touted as the solution for everything from curing cancer to self-driving cars.
Statistics Boot Camp Dr. Stephanie Lane
Wednesday, March 21
1:15 PM
 
In the test community, we frequently use statistics to extract meaning from data. These inferences may be drawn with respect to topics ranging from system performance to human factors.
Robust Parameter Design Dr. Geoff Vining
Thursday, March 22
3:00 PM
The Japanese industrial engineer, Taguchi, introduced the concept of robust parameter design in the 1950s.
Exploratory Data Analysis Dr. Jim Filliben
Thursday, March 22
3:00 PM
Materials TBD
After decades of seminal methodological research on the subject—accompanied by a myriad of applications—John Tukey formally created the statistical discipline known as EDA with the publication of his book “Exploratory Data Analysis” in 1977. 
Quality Control and Statistical Process Control Dr. Ron Fricker
Thursday, March 22
1:15 PM
 
This mini-tutorial will introduce attendees to the foundational principles of Statistical Process Monitoring (also known as Statistical Process Control or SPC).
Introduction to Observational Studies Dr. Jane Pinelis
Thursday, March 22
1:15 PM
 
 
Evolving Statistical Tools Dr. Matthew Avery, Dr. Stephanie Lane, Dr. Tyler Morgan-Wall, Dr. Jason Sheldon, Dr. Benjamin Ashwell & Dr. Kevin Kirshenbaum
 
Wednesday, March 21
3:00 PM
 
In this session, researchers from the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) present a collection of statistical tools designed to meet ongoing and emerging needs for planning, designing, and evaluating operational tests.