[PAST EVENT] Small Data to Big Data (and back again)
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Small data is useful because it is small enough for human comprehension and it is in a format and volume that makes it accessible, informative, and actionable. Big data is multifaceted and varies by industry and context, and oftentimes it is incomprehensible and incoherent. A business analytics mindset and tool set can help make big data useful and comprehensible to decision makers by essentially turning it into small data.
Bio: Dr. Joe Wilck has been teaching analytics, operations research, and engineering since 2006. His research is in the area of applied optimization and analytics, and it has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and North Carolina Department of Transportation; among others. He is a registered Professional Engineer. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Pennsylvania State University. He is an active member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and Military Operations Research Society (MORS). His most recent faculty position prior to coming to William & Mary was at the United States Air Force Academy.