DSI & Related Office Hours - Spring 2017


Mondays & Tuesdays 10-11am: Humanities & Social Sciences Office Hours with Dr. Carl Stahmer, Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab (https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/service/digital-scholarship/) in Shields room 362. Tuesdays 1-2pm: DSI Affiliate Office Hours (Shields Library, DSI workspace – ring bell to enter)

PhD student and DSI affiliate Hugo Mailhot (hmailhot@ucdavis.edu) can provide an introduction to Natural Language Processing (NLP) and text mining. He is in the Computer Science graduate group and has a background in linguistics. If you have a specific question, email him ahead of time and he will bring relevant materials/references to your meeting.

PhD student and DSI affiliate Nick Bowden (nsbowden@ucdavis.edu) is available for introductory (installations and getting started) with R and Python for web scraping, visualization and geocoding. Nick is in the Transportation Technology and Policy Graduate Group and his background is in economics (specifically energy economics and electric power system planning, operations and markets); he is studying environmental issues including carbon policy. His work has focused on high frequency time series modelling and cross-sectional and panel data models, and he has experience in visualizations in various platforms.

PhD candidate and DSI affiliate Scott Devine (smdevine@ucdavis.edu) is available for office hours on Tuesdays from 1-2 pm. Scott is in the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group and can assist with basic to intermediate R programming problems, including getting started with R. He can also help guide those looking to move beyond ArcGIS with the geospatial packages in R. For his research, he is working with the Soil Survey Geographic Database (SSURGO), the most complete natural resources database in the United States, and is merging these with other geographic data to answer questions of broad relevance to society, agriculture, and the environment.

Tuesdays 2-3pm: DSI Affiliate Office Hours (Shields Library, DSI workspace – ring bell to enter)

PhD student and DSI affiliate Nistara Randhawa (nrandhawa@ucdavis.edu) \can provide help with R, including installing and setting up R/RStudio and troubleshooting code, writing R functions to improve code efficiency, and making basic R packages. She can introduce you to using git/github. She has experience with GIS and can help you get started with ArcMap or QGIS (including making maps and/or animations with GIS data, using leaflet with R for creating useful interactive maps). She can also advise with data visualization. She's also available to meet with undergraduates interested in pursuing data science. Her background includes Veterinary medicine, epidemiology and public health. Her interests also include science communication and videography.

Thursdays 12-1pm: DSI Office Hours with Prof. Duncan Temple Lang, Director of the DSI (http://www.stat.ucdavis.edu/~duncan/). (Shields room 362).


Tuesdays 10am-noon Davis-R-Users Group meets at the DSI (room 360). For more information and a neat pirate map to the DSI, checkout their website https://d-rug.github.io/ and contact Ryan Peek (rapeek@ucdavis.edu).

Wednesdays 2-4pm: GIS Curator Michele Tobias in the Data Management Program has office hours in the Map Room on the lower level of Shields Library. More information here, https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/service/data-management/mapping-cartography/?preview=true#gis-resources-2 Thursdays 12pm: Google Earth Engine working sessions in 2124 Wickson Hall. Contact José Ochoa for more information (jiocha@ucdavis.edu).

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