The Human Face of Big Data captures an extraordinary revolution sweeping, almost invisibly, through business, academia, government, healthcare, and everyday life. It's already enabling us to provide a healthier life for our children. To provide our seniors with independence while keeping them safe. To help us conserve precious resources like water and energy. To alert us to tiny changes in our health, weeks or years before we develop a life—threatening illness. To peer into our own individual genetic makeup. To create new forms of life. And soon, as many predict, to re—engineer our own species. And we've barely scratched the surface. A discussion following the film will be led by Nick Evangelopoulos.
Nick Evangelopoulos is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas (UNT). His research interests include text mining, change-point analysis, applied statistics, and probabilistic modeling.
The Doc Spot Film Series begins its ninth season this year. The fall 2015 series includes outstanding documentaries that explore a wide range of current event and social issues.All films screenings are held in the Media Library, Chilton Hall Rm 111C and select events will be accompanied by a guest lecturer.