a podcast exploring the world of data science
A View From Space | How LiDAR and Hyperspectral Imaging are Changing Science
The latest episode of UVA Data Points features Don Brown, the senior associate dean for research at the School of Data Science, and professor Bill Basener as they discuss remote sensing, which is the process of collecting data about an object without contacting it.
The discussion traces the history of remote sensing, its many applications, and the challenges involved in gathering accurate information. The two take an in-depth look at Basener’s research, including his work with LiDAR and hyperspectral imaging. Basener also explains the one aspect of this burgeoning technology that keeps him up at night.
Swimming with Data | Diving into Student Life
This episode is a collaboration between UVA Data Points and Hoos in STEM.
This episode of UVA Data Points features Ken Ono discussing the growth of data science at UVA and its increasing importance in various disciplines, including how he uses it to help swimmers improve performance. Ono is a professor of mathematics and STEM advisor to the provost, as well as a professor of data science by courtesy. He recently supported the women's team at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Japan.Ono speaks with three UVA swimmers who are pursuing graduate degrees in data science and statistics while also performing as student-athletes: August Lamb, Kate Douglass, and Will Tenpas. They discuss student life, balancing academics with swimming, and how data science and mathematics are helping them win championships.
Perspectives on the Meeting of Wikipedia & Artificial Intelligence
Excavating the Mother Lode of Human-Generated Text: A Systematic Review of Research That Uses the Wikipedia Corpus
A.I. Goes to School: The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Ed
In this episode we’re looking at the past, present, and future of artificial intelligence in higher education.
To explore this topics we’re featuring a conversation between Phil Bourne, the dean of the UVA School of Data Science, and Jeffrey Blume, the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, also at UVA Data Science.
Jeffrey and Phil discuss the recent trends in artificial intelligence and they look at how this will impact the student experience, the faculty and staff experience, and the research landscape in higher education.
U.S. China Tech Competition | Apps, Platforms, and Surveillance
This episode was recorded during the Miller Center’s 2023 William and Carol Stevenson Conference, U.S. China Tech Competiton: Has Democracy Met its Match?
For more info on this conference, as well as to watch the video versions, follow this link: https://millercenter.org/news-events/events/us-china-tech-competition-has-democracy-met-its-match
This episode features the first panel discussion from the conference entitled:
Apps, platforms, and surveillance
How might apps and other technology platforms play a role in Chinese government data-gathering efforts? What are potential policy responses to the increasingly complex data flows between the United States and China? This panel addresses the long-term stability of U.S. technology infrastructure and related concerns for U.S. national security.
Josh Chin, Kara Frederick, Shanthi Kalathil, Aynne Kokas (moderator)
TikTok, Data Governance, and the US China Landscape: A Conversation with Dr. Anne Kokas
In this episode, we're thrilled to have Dr. Aynne Kokas, a C.K. Yen Professor at the Miller Center and an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. Kokas’ research examines Sino-U.S. media and technology relations. Dr. Kokas is also the author of the critically acclaimed book "Trafficking Data: How China Is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty," which we will be referring to frequently throughout this conversation. We will also touch on a few topics that were discussed in her recent conference at the Miller Center titled "U.S.-China Tech Competition: Has Democracy Met Its Match?"
During the event, Dr. Kokas and other experts discussed a variety of issues related to the ongoing tech competition between the US and China. For example, they explored the ways in which apps and other technology platforms may be used by the Chinese government for data-gathering purposes, and examined potential policy responses to the increasingly complex data flows between the two countries. Additionally, they discussed the long-term stability of US technology infrastructure and its implications for national security. In addition, there were panels that discussed the digital economy, climate, tech infrastructure, and political influence between China and the US.
In this episode we'll be discussing data policy for US-China technology, a topic that has become increasingly relevant in recent years as the two countries continue to compete for dominance in the tech industry. We'll delve into the differences in approach to data policy between China and the United States, the implications of these differences, and how China's digital silk road initiative is expanding its influence over the global digital economy.
We'll also discuss the challenges of balancing economic benefits against concerns about national security and human rights, and the future of the technology industry in light of these trends.
U.S.–China tech competition: Has democracy met its match?
Aynne Kokas website: https://www.aynnekokas.com/
Trafficking Data: How China Is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty